1. Am I eligible for Social Security Benefits?
    To be eligible for Social Security disability benefits, you must meet medical and non-medical requirements. For the medical requirements, you must have a severe impairment or combination of impairments that prevent you from working for at least 12 months.
  2. What is the difference between SSDI and SSI benefits?
    The main difference between SSDI and SSI is that SSDI is for individuals who have worked and paid taxes in a certain number of quarters. While SSI is for individuals with low income and assets who are not eligible for SSDI.
  3. Is there an asset test for Social Security Benefits?
    There are no limits on assets a person may have and still be eligible for SSDI benefits. However, there are limits on the amount of assets a person can have and still be eligible for SSI. These limits are updated by Social Security every year.
  4. How much will I get from Social Security benefits?
    The amount of your SSDI benefit will depend on your lifetime earning history, as well as additional amounts for certain family members. The maximum SSI benefit in 2016 is $733, but that amount may be reduced based on a claimant's household income and assets.
  5. I filed an application and was denied, now what?
    If your Social Security claim is denied, you have the right to appeal the decision. However, it is important to comply with the deadlines to appeal your case or you may be barred from collecting benefits. If your claim is denied, contact a Social Security disability lawyer as soon as possible.

Social Security Disability Benefits

From initial applications to hearings before an administrative law judge to Federal Court Appeals, McKenna Law, PLLC handles all aspects of Social Security Disability Claims. Nearly 70% of all applications are denied, which means you should have an experienced social security representative on your side.
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McKenna Law, PLLC is a Social Security Disability law firm that represents people across New Hampshire and Massachusetts. McKenna Law, PLLC has experience representing individuals at Social Security Disability hearings at the ODAR hearing offices in Manchester, New Hampshire, as well as in Lawrence and Boston, Massachusetts.
Most people are familiar with Social Security Disability Benefits, but not everyone is familiar with the complicated regulations that rule the program. An experienced Social Security Disability lawyer can help you understand the different Social Security benefit programs, determine if you are eligible for Social Security benefits, and assist you in proving you are eligible for Social Security benefits. 

If you are considering applying for Social Security benefits or have been denied, contact McKenna Law, PLLC for a free consultation today.
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