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    Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are a financial lifeline when health problems make it impossible for you to work.

    They provide monthly income, letting you keep up with bills and focus on your well-being more than your worries. They also provide back pay for the time you spend waiting on benefits approval, which can help you pay off built-up debts.

    But you may have heard that most people who apply for SSDI benefits get denied.

    It’s true. In a recent 10-year period, Social Security denied two-thirds of people who tried to get disability benefits.

    How can you deal with that?

    Help is here: the disability law firm of Wells, Manning, Eitenmiller & Taylor.

    Our disability attorneys have more than 60 years of combined experience helping Oregonians win benefits.

    We have offices in Eugene-Springfield, Albany, Roseburg, Coos Bay and Medford. Let us help you reclaim your life. Se habla Español.

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    Types of Disability Programs Available to You

    The Social Security Administration (SSA) runs two main different disability programs. This is how they work:

    • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is for people who worked and paid into the system. It provides monthly checks and Medicare access. Your payment is set by a formula including past income. National average payment in 2021: $1,277.
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is for people with limited work history and financial resources. It provides monthly checks and Medicaid eligibility. Your payment is a flat amount set by the government each year. National payment for an individual in 2021: $794.

    It’s possible to receive both SSDI and SSI benefits. You could get SSI if your SSDI payments are low. Or you could get SSI to cover the gap from the time your income stopped to when you qualified for SSDI.

    It’s FREE to have an initial conversation about your options with the disability attorneys at Wells, Manning, Eitenmiller & Taylor. And there’s no fee until you win.

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    What You Have to Prove to Get SSD Benefits

    Social Security won’t take your word for it that you can’t work.
    You have to prove it. Using medical documents, you must show the following:

    • You can’t work—and the reason is bad health.
    • You can’t change jobs either—even if you want to.
    • Your medical problems have lasted, or will last, at least a year or may lead to death.
    • You’ve worked enough to qualify for SSDI.
    • You meet the income requirements for SSI.

    You can qualify for disability benefits with many different medical conditions.

    Regardless of diagnosis, winning benefits depends on the way your symptoms disrupt your life.

    The disability lawyers at Wells, Manning, Eitenmiller & Taylor have decades of experience building cases for disability benefits.

    You can also get disabled widow or widowers’ benefits if you are eligible and your spouse has died.

    And if your health problems leave you struggling with debt, you can consider bankruptcy protection.

    After health and financial trouble, let us help you move forward.

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    Have a Question about Disability Benefits?

    Your health is bad. You can’t work. Your financial stability is threatened. So your head is swimming with questions. How will you get by? How does Social Security Disability work? We’ve gathered answers. See them here:

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