About Social Security / Disability
If you’ve been rendered disabled after an injury and are unable to work, you may be eligible for monthly payments from the Social Security Administration (SSA) to help cover the costs of living. Galloway & Jefcoat Attorney Jason Weaver has dedicated a large portion of his practice to helping those who are disabled, with long-term or short-term disabilities, as a result of injury or chronic, disabling conditions. Whether you’re permanently disabled or facing a long rehabilitation period, we can assist you with completing and submitting a thorough application to the SSA and help you receive the benefits you deserve.
Disability benefits from the SSA can be provided in two forms: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). SSI is a need-based program that assists those that are disabled with a low income. SSDI offers benefits to those who have contributed to payroll taxes and can partially depend on how much you’ve contributed to the program throughout your work life.
In order to qualify for disability benefits, you must meet the requirements of a five-step evaluation process, which is based on the SSA’s own definition of disability. Therefore, even though your doctor may consider you disabled, the SSA may not according to their own rules.