Supplemental Security Income

Understanding the Various Social Security Programs

One of the first things people ask about when they contact our firm is what Social Security programs they qualify for. The two main programs are Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Both programs provide financial support for individuals who are unable to work because of a physical or mental illness. SSI provides support for people who have hardly or never worked or paid taxes into the system, and also have financial need. SSDI provides financial support for individuals who have spent most of their lives working, but are now unable to work because of a disability or illness.

Applying for SSI Benefits

Social Security exists to provide individuals with the financial support they need. However, moving an application through the system successfully can feel just about impossible without a lawyer’s help. After the legal jargon, the governmental red tape and the confusing timelines, many people may think they have filed a claim successfully, only to learn they will not receive benefits from the government. If that is the situation you are in, experienced Gainesville Supplemental Security Income attorneys can help you file an appeal.

At the Goldberg Law Office, that is exactly what we do. We have more than 25 years of experience helping individuals throughout north Central Florida receive Social Security benefits they need. We may be able to help you file or appeal a Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claim if you:

  • Have a physical or mental illness that prevents you from working
  • Have never been able to work very much or at all
  • Are in severe financial need and have little or no assets or income

Contact Experienced Supplemental Security Income Benefits Attorneys

If you have already applied for SSI benefits or if you need to submit an application, we can help. Learn more about the representation we offer by contacting us online or calling (352) 376-1200 to schedule your free initial consultation.