Together We Can Get Your Social Security Claim Approved
At Reichert Wenner P.A., we understand that you and your family need Social Security Disability benefits yesterday. But the application process can be lengthy and complicated, and one misstep can cause your application to get denied. Our lawyers will walk through the entire process with you, from filing an RSDI or SSI claim to representing you before any administrative hearings and appeals. We have helped countless clients in St. Cloud and across Minnesota secure the benefits they need to live a healthy life.
The Difference Between SSI And RSDI Benefits
The Social Security program offers several forms of benefits designed to help the elderly and those with disabilities. While many people assume you must have low income to qualify for these benefits, you may actually qualify based on your or a loved one’s work history. There are two main types of benefits — SSI and RSDI.
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI): SSI benefits are for adults and children who are disabled and do not have the income or resources to care for themselves. Unlike RSDI benefits, which are dependent on how much you have contributed into the Social Security system, SSI benefits require that you fall under a certain income threshold.
- Retirement, Survivors, And Disability Insurance (RSDI): This refers to Social Security benefits that fall under three categories — retirement, survivors and disability. These benefits are available to those who have contributed to the Social Security system for a number of years, as well as their spouses, children and any other dependents that may be in need of those benefits.
To qualify for SSI benefits, you do generally need to have low income. However, RSDI benefits are available for anybody who has worked for long enough to have contributed into the Social Security system. Our attorneys can help determine which system you are eligible for and assist in collecting all the necessary paperwork and documentation required for the application process.
We Offer Free Consultations For Social Security Cases
Representation throughout the Social Security process is done on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you only pay if we secure you benefits. And it costs nothing to get started — initial consultations are free. Call Reichert Wenner today at 320-316-1196 to discuss your Social Security claim, or reach out online to get started.