Attorneys specializing in Social Security disability law know how to navigate the ever-changing rules, regulations, and policies for two federal aid programs:
- Social Security disability insurance (SSDI)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Because the Social Security Administration (SSA) administers both programs, the agency uses the same medical standards to evaluate all claims. However, the SSA’s internal definition of “disabled” is not at all what most people might think. In other words, it differs from the definition the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) uses to evaluate veterans’ claims. Finally, know that your doctor saying you’re disabled does not mean that the SSA will automatically grant you benefits.
That’s why you should always consult an attorney who specializes in Social Security disability law before you apply for benefits.