If you are unable to work due to injury or disability, you may be eligible for Social Security benefits in the form of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The process for obtaining these benefits can be long and arduous, with most applicants being initially denied. You need an experienced attorney on your side who can help you successfully navigate through the Social Security system.
At Gross & Kenny, LLP, we provide skilled representation to injured and disabled workers in Philadelphia and surrounding Pennsylvania communities. We have devoted our practice to injury victims and the disabled for more than two decades, providing them with knowledgeable counsel and strong legal representation.
SSDI is a disability insurance program funded through payroll taxes. SSDI benefits are based on work credits. After receiving SSDI for two years, a disabled person can become eligible for Medicare to cover his or her medical expenses.
This program is strictly need-based, with benefits being approved based on a person’s income and assets. Work history is not a requirement to receive benefits. Individuals who qualify for these means-tested benefits are also eligible to receive Medicaid benefits to cover medical needs.
If you are already a Medicare beneficiary or you are already receiving Social Security Disability benefits, we are experienced handling settlements in these situations. When someone is Medicare eligible, there is a whole host of unique issues that must be addressed, including the possibility of establishing Medicare set-aside trusts (MSA). We are skilled at establishing MSAs and finding ways to negotiate in a way that keeps medical benefits open, eliminating the need for MSAs.
Before getting involved in a frustrating process with the Social Security Administration, it is in your best interest to learn more about your rights from an experienced Social Security disability lawyer in Philadelphia. Contact us online or call 267-589-0090 today to see how Gross & Kenny, LLP, can assist you in obtaining the full benefits you deserve for your disability.