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. These include Social Security Disability, long-term disability, short-term disability, state retirement and workers’ compensation. We offer free consultations, so you have absolutely nothing to lose!
The Sullivan Law Office may provide assistance throughout the entire application process of determining disability and eligibility for related benefits. We can address any question or concern about any kind of disability case, including Social Security Disability, long-term disability, short-term disability, state retirement and workers’ compensation.
The main question related to whether an individual is disabled is his or her capacity to engage in “Substantial Gainful Activity” (SGA). For the non-blind disabled, the concept of SGA applies to Social Security (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. SGA for blind individuals does not apply to SSI. If an individual is able to engage in SGA, he or she is not disabled. However, this is not always a simple determination.
Applicants for disability benefits with income above the limit of “substantial gainful activity,” earn too much income to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. Applicants may not make more than the substantial gainful activity level for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits, yet this level of income may increase after approval.
The amount of monthly earnings that equals SGA is annually adjusted by Social Security. In 2017, this amount is $1,170 for non-blind individuals; $1,950 for blind individuals. Once this amount is established as sufficiently low, next, Social Security must find that any impairment is severe enough to last at least 12 months or result in death.
A qualified disability attorney may help applicants make all of the necessary and required calculations regarding substantial gainful activity to help establish eligibility for disability benefits. Gathering information, organizing evidence, and ensuring that an application is accurate and complete prior to filing are just a few examples of the invaluable assistance that an experienced disability attorney may provide. Retain the services of an experienced, knowledgeable, and qualified Social Security Disability attorney. Contact the Sullivan Law Office to get the help you need in the Louisville metro area. Call 888-587-0228 or visit us online.