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Seeking Supplemental Security Income in Newark

Seeking Supplemental Security Income in Newark

| Dec 11, 2015 | Supplemental Security Income (SSI) |

The Social Security Administration has two programs: the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. These programs help those in Newark who are suffering from a disabling condition that prevents them from keeping gainful employment and that is expected to last at least a year or end in death.

While the SSDI program is generally for workers who have paid into the program, SSI covers disabled individuals who may not have not paid into the program and who meet certain minimum financial criteria. The program also covers children and those who are legally blind.

There are dozens of qualifying conditions that are covered under both programs. Whether it is a mental illness such as schizophrenia, depression or a mental disorder; an illness such as cancer or heart disease; an injury such as traumatic brain injury or spine injury or even a disability that is not specifically listed on the Social Security Administration’s list, individuals may still seek benefits from one of these programs.

The legal team at Abromson & Carey Attorneys at Law represents individuals in Newark who are seeking SSDI or SSI benefits. They understand that when an individual is battling an illness, injury or debilitating condition, going through the application process for SSI or SSDI benefits can be a daunting task. With 27 years of experience, their goal is to help their clients fight for the benefits they deserve and need. Reviewing the law firm’s SSI overview may help residents of Newark address the financial side of having a disability so they can focus on their health.