Have your social security benefits been denied? Are you confused and frustrated because you don’t know why? Mike Sullivan understands and may answer all of your questions. After all, disability law is the sole focus of his practice. Take advantage of the legal services offered by the Sullivan Law Office to assist in sorting through the extensive requirements that determine eligibility for disability benefits. The Sullivan Law Office provides assistance in ensuring that all applicants and recipients receive all of the benefits to which they are entitled in all types of disability cases.

Inheritances typically do not affect Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI). An examination of the type of criteria upon which benefits are based provides the answer. If benefits are based upon work history, then monthly benefits will not be affected by an inheritance and will continue over the life of the disability.

However, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a needs-based program and, therefore, benefits will be affected by an inheritance. Needs-based programs have financial requirements related to income, assets, and resources within their criteria for disability. Therefore, depending upon the amount inherited, recipients of SSI may be disqualified and lose benefits for any newly-acquired assets.

An experienced disability attorney may help make the necessary and complicated assessment regarding a potential claim for benefits. Did you know that statistically, seventy percent of all SSI and SSDI claims are denied after the first application? Once disability benefits are initially denied, there is not much time to appeal this decision. Take advantage of the legal services offered by the Sullivan Law Office to assist in sorting through the extensive requirements that determine eligibility for disability benefits. The Sullivan Law Office provides assistance in ensuring that all applicants and recipients receive all of the benefits to which they are entitled in all types of disability cases.  Contact the Sullivan Law Office to get the help you need in the Louisville metro area. Call 888-587-0228 or visit us online.How Do Inheritances Affect Disability Benefits?