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Todd R. Renda, Social Security Disability and SSI Disability Attorney

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I just got denied by Social Security?

It is very common for someone to apply and be turned down by Social Security initially one or two times. Those who are ultimately successful in obtaining benefits usually need the assistance of a qualified and experienced attorney to handle further appeals. If you have applied and been denied once or twice (or even more) don’t give up. Contact us right away to pursue further appeals on your behalf.


I only have a couple days to appeal my denial?

That’s no problem. We can get usually get you set up with a free initial consultation within one or two days of a phone call. If need be, we can do the appeal the same day we see you in a professional manner in order to preserve your rights.


They say I didn't prove that I was disabled?

This is a very common reason for a denial. We can work to get Social Security the evidence they need to approve your case.


I'm not working and I need disability benefits?

If you are not working, you should apply immediately for Social Security disability benefits. Social Security can’t process and approve your application until they receive it.


I have a hearing coming up and I need help?

I have represented thousands of individuals at hearings before judges (ALJs) to obtain Social Security Disability and SSI benefits. You need someone familiar with the process who can anticipate and be prepared to handle the issues that will come up in your hearing. Contact me right away so that I have enough time to prepare your case for the hearing.


I'm trying to get Social Security Disability or SSI?

In order to get benefits you must apply and have a physical or mental impairment that prevents you from engaging in any substantial gainful employment. Contact us if you have questions whether or not you may qualify or if you have questions about whether or not you should apply for benefits.


What’s the difference between Ssdi and SSI?

SSDI stands for Social Security Disability Insurance. These benefits require you to have worked and paid payroll taxes 5 out of the last 10 years before becoming disabled. Consequently, SSDI benefits are based on how much you have paid into the Social Security system in your working history. Generally, the more that you have paid into the system the more you can get back in monthly benefits.

In contrast, SSI (Supplemental Security Income) benefits do not require you to have ever paid any payroll taxes. Consequently, the amount of SSI monthly benefits is usually less than Social Security Disability monthly benefits.

Whenever in doubt, an individual should apply for both benefits in order to maximize their potential benefits. Contact us today so we can help you navigate all of your options.