SSD/SSI Appeals

SSD/SSI Appeals Attorney in SC

It is discouraging to learn that the Social Security Administration (SSA) has denied your claim for SSD/SSI benefits. It is common to believe your initial application or appeal was denied based on a misinterpretation of your unique situation. Perhaps you believe that important medical records were overlooked, or even worse, never gathered or obtained in the first place.

Whatever the details of your case, we at the Calcutt Lawfirm cannot emphasize this point strongly enough: Please work with a qualified, experienced lawyer to launch an appeal when you have been denied Social Security Disability benefits.

What Is the Difference Between Social Security Disability (SSDI) and SSI?

The main difference between Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is the fact that SSDI is available to workers who have accumulated a sufficient number of work credits. SSD is for workers who paid into Social Security. When an injury, illness, or disability limits an individual’s ability to work, SSD is available to those who qualify. While SSI disability benefits are available to low-income individuals who have either never worked or who haven’t earned enough work credits to qualify for SSDI.

Disability Appeals — Get The Disability Benefits You Deserve

You may be prompted to follow instructions in a message from SSA and appeal on your own, or you may think to work with a non-attorney or volunteer organization to appeal. These routes to appeal may be too risky. Anything you send to SSA will become part of your permanent file. Any errors you make in the appeal process may prove impossible to overcome.

For best results, turn to an attorney who has been successful in appealing social security disability claims. At Calcutt Law Firm, we are experienced and well-prepared to help you appeal through any of the available means including:

  • A request for reconsideration
  • A formal or informal hearing
  • An appearance before the Appeals Council
  • A case in federal court

We have made it our vocation and life’s work to help South Carolinians with disabilities obtain the benefits they deserve. We have ample experience appealing disability claims at every stage of the process. With decades of experience, we have helped countless individuals overcome social security disability denials by successfully appealing denied claims.