Social Security Disability / Private Disability
Do you know what form HA-SGI is used for by Social Security? If not, you are probably feeling overwhelmed by filing or appealing a Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claim. You are not alone. The Social Security Disability system is notorious for its complicated paperwork and difficult processes. Our skilled attorneys are well-versed in handling these matters. Their guidance will be an asset in navigating your situation.
The Mazza Law Group, P.C., has represented hundreds of individuals in their SSD or SSI claims and their private insurance disability claims (e.g., long-term disability policies). Located in State College, our attorneys serve individuals and families throughout central Pennsylvania.
Many individuals are concerned about whether they will qualify for disability. While there is no exhaustive list of qualifying disabilities, there is a method for analyzing the way a person’s physical and/or mental conditions affect employment. Each disability is analyzed on an individual basis. If you have a qualifying medical condition, you may be able to obtain one of the following:
- Social Security Disability: If you are an individual with a qualifying physical or mental medical condition that prevents you from working for 12 months or longer, you may qualify for SSD. Additionally, in order to qualify, you must have worked for a sufficient period of time. For more information about whether you qualify for SSD contact our attorneys.
- Supplemental Security Income: This type of assistance is based on financial need rather than on work history. If you lack a work history, or your work history does not meet SSD requirements, and you have a qualifying disability, you may be able to obtain SSI.
- Private Disability Income: Many people have a disability policy provided by their employer as a benefit of work or purchase their own private disability policies. These policies can provide both short-term and/or long-term disability benefits. While the process and qualification for such benefits is different than the Social Security System, you may be eligible for such benefits if you can longer work due to your medical condition(s). In addition, you may be eligible for Social Security benefits as well subject to any restrictions listed in the policy (e.g. offset).
Whether you need assistance with filing a claim or with a denied medical claim appeal in State College, Bellefonte, Boalsburg, or across Central Pennsylvania, our lawyers can help. Contact The Mazza Law Group, P.C. today.