Our Social Security Disability Lawyer In Ohio Provide Unparalleled Representation

Experienced Social Security Disability (SSD/SSDI) Attorney Fighting For You

Offering distinguished representation in the field of disability law, David M. Dick Co., L.P.A. is home to an adept disability attorney, steadfast in his dedication to clients all across Ohio, including the Mansfield area. Our outstanding team excels at safeguarding our clients’ Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits.

Attorney David M. Dick, a highly regarded member of prominent organizations such as the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) and the National Association of Disability Representatives (NADR), brings diverse experience of over a decade in handling disability claims for both children and adults. He is prepared to offer proficient representation in pursuit of your social security disability benefits.

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Our core principle is providing the highest representation caliber. We have a dedicated team of professionals consistently working to dissect your case and comprehend all its nuances. 

Contact us at (419) 525-0800 to discuss your case with one of our proficient legal team, who will evaluate the best course of action for your disability claim.

Expert Assistance for SSI/SSDI Benefit Claims in Ohio

Experiencing a rejection when applying for Social Security disability benefits can be disheartening, especially considering the years of contributions to the system. But you’re not alone. Many applicants face this initial setback when applying for Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income.

Our proficient legal team is perfectly equipped to navigate you through your disability claim process in Ohio. We thoroughly analyze each claim, confirming that all necessary details are covered before leading the charge toward reapplication.

If the claim is unresolved, our experienced Social Security disability advocates are ready to take your case to court. Armed with significant trial experience and an impressive track record, our team is prepared to present your case compellingly. Each case we handle amplifies our commitment to comprehensive preparation and relentless diligence.

Understanding SSI

The Federal Government funds the Supplemental Security Income Program (SSI), which provides cash assistance to elderly, blind, and disabled individuals (including children) with limited income and resources. Many states present an additional benefit to these purposes in addition to federal benefits. Some states have even combined their contribution with the federal SSI payment into a monthly beneficiary check. Authorized by Title XVI of the Social Security Act, SSI benefits are a vital lifeline for many.

The SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) and SSI programs have overlapping concepts and terms. However, critical differences in rules, eligibility, and benefit payments exist. Understanding these differences has been crucial for many who may be eligible for benefits under both programs.

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Source of payments

Disability trust fund General tax revenues

Minimum Initial Qualification Requirements

  • Required to meet SSA’s disability criteria
  • Must be “insured” due to contributions made to FICA based on your own payroll earnings, or those of your spouse or your parents
  • Meet the SSA’s disability criteria
  • Must have limited income and resources

Health Insurance Coverage Provided

Medicare. Consists of hospital insurance (Part A), supplementary medical insurance (Part B), and Medicare Advantage (Part C). Voluntary prescription drug benefits (Part D) are also included. Title XVIII of the Social Security Act authorizes Medicare. Medicaid. Medicaid is a jointly funded, Federal-State health insurance program for low-income and needy individuals. It covers certain children, some or all of the aged, blind, and/or disabled in a State who are eligible to receive Federally assisted income maintenance payments. Title XIX of the Social Security Act authorizes Medicaid. The law gives the state options regarding eligibility under Medicaid.

How do we figure your monthly payment amount?

We base your SSDI monthly payment amount on the worker’s lifetime average earnings covered by Social Security. We may reduce the amount if you receive Workers’ Compensation payments (including Black Lung payments) and/or public disability benefits, for example, certain state and civil service disability benefits. Other income or resources do not affect the payment amount. We usually adjust the monthly payment amount each year to account for cost-of-living changes. We can also pay SSDI monthly benefits to dependents on your record, such as minor children. To figure your payment amount, we start with the Federal Benefit Rate (FBR). In 2011, the FBR is $674 for a qualified individual and $1,011 for a qualified couple. We subtract your countable income from the FBR and then add your state supplement if any. We do not count all of the income that you have. The income amount left after we make all the allowable deductions is “countable income”. The sections on SSI employment supports explain some of the ways that we can exclude income. We usually adjust the FBR each year to account for cost-of-living changes.

Is a State Supplemental Payment provided?

There is no State Supplemental payment with the SSDI program. Many states pay some persons who receive SSI an additional amount called a “state supplement”. The amounts and qualifications for these state supplements vary from state to state.
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Meet The Social Security & Disability Lawyer In Ohio Who Will Help You Win

We always bear in mind that what matters most are RESULTS. Hence, we ensure no fees are levied until we recover your compensation.