Types of Disability Benefits in RI: Title 2 & Title 16

Title 2: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a type of benefit which you have earned through taxes paid on your earnings. A person’s benefit amount is determined by the amount paid in either through self-employment taxes or payroll contributions. Generally, if you have paid into SSDI for the last 5 years, you are eligible for benefits as long as you are proven disabled prior to your date last insured.

Title 16: Supplemental Security ...

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What to Expect at Your Social Security Hearing

After you’ve been notified that the judge has shceduled your case, you may wonder – what happens at a Social Security hearing? Your Social Security lawyer can really help you prepare for what to expect. A Social Security hearing is very different from what you may have seen on TV, in district court, or at the traffic tribunal.

At a Social Security hearing, there are usually only five people in the room – you, your Social Security attorney, the Administrative Law ...

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What To Do If The SSA Denies Your Disability Claim?

Here’s a common scenario:  You’ve applied for disability benefits and think that it shouldn’t be a big deal getting approved.  After all, you know plenty of people who are receiving disability benefits.  And, you’re really disabled.  Unfortunately, SSA may not see it that way.  And the worst and unexpected thing happens – you receive a denial.

Don’t worry.  Just because your application has been denied, it does not mean that it is the end of the road for you.  The following ...

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