The U.S. government provides certain benefits for individuals who are disabled. One of the largest such programs is Supplemental Security Income disability. If your condition qualifies you for the program, if you have worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes, the government may pay you and certain members of your family. However, getting through the hurdles to show that you are eligible for the benefits is not easy. SSI has specific categories of impairment. Various disorders and illnesses are placed in each category. Cardiovascular system impairments category covers heart disease and chronic heart failure. Digestive system impairments include liver disease, hemorrhage and inflammatory bowel disease. Mental disorders like autism, schizophrenia and anxiety disorders are also covered by SSI. Special senses and speech impairments are also covered and may be applied to individuals who are blind, deaf or have speech disorders.
The attorneys at Wood and Carlton may be able to help you and your family recover the benefits that you deserve. We have helped clients recover benefits after the government has wrongfully denied their application. We know which injuries and disabilities are eligible for SSI and we work to get you the benefits that you deserve. Attorney Bobby Wood is well respected in northern Mississippi and has helped injured members of the community recover their benefits for decades.
If you or a family member has an illness that falls within one or more of these categories, you may be eligible for SSI benefits. If you have applied and been denied benefits, we may be able to help. Contact our law firm for a free consultation.