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Portland Disability & SSI Lawyer Richard A. Sly can help you secure benefits.

Portland Disability & SSI Lawyer Richard A. Sly can help you secure benefits.

Federal disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can provide essential financial support to people living with serious physical and/or mental impairments. Although navigating the path to receiving these benefits can be challenging, it can be far less difficult with the help of an experienced attorney like Portland Disability & SSI Lawyer Richard A. Sly.

Since 1963, Attorney Richard A. Sly has been committed to helping people secure the benefits they need and deserve. Known as a seasoned, skilled advocate, Richard Sly has the experience, insight and resources necessary to:

  • Position disability benefits and SSI claims for approval the first time they are submitted
  • Successfully pursue appeals when claims are wrongly denied (or terminated) by the Social Security Administration (SSA)
  • Maximize the benefits his clients receive so they can focus on their recovery and future.

To find out more about Richard Sly’s experience and areas of practice, please continue exploring this page, as well as the rest of this site. When you ready to get some specific answers about your situation and best option for pursuing benefits, don’t hesitate to contact Portland Disability & SSI Lawyer Richard A. Sly. He is ready to advise and help you.

Social Security Disability Benefits

Since the SSA was instituted in the 1940s, the laws, policies, programs and criteria surrounding Social Security disability benefits have been changing and evolving.

Unfortunately, these changes have not made it easier for people to understand their rights and options – or navigate the application or appeals process. In fact, more often than not, pursuing disability benefits can generate confusion – if not frustration or distress.

The good news, however, is that Attorney Richard A. Sly is here for you, ready to help determine your rights, file your claim and fight to secure the benefits to which you are entitled.

Effective at overseeing federal disability benefits claims for disabled children and adults alike, Richard Sly handles claims related to physical, as well as psychological, impairments, including disabilities that are not specifically listed as “qualifying disorders” by the SSA.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

SSI refers to the Social Security benefits that are generally paid to disabled individuals who have limited income and resources and who are:

  • At least 65 years old
  • Disabled and/or blind adults or children
  • U.S. citizens or nationals who fall into a certain categories of aliens.

While there are some different requirements for applying for (and receiving) SSI benefits (versus SSDI benefits), some beneficiaries may be eligible to receive both types of benefits.

When it comes to SSI, however, it is also important to understand that:

  • Changes in income and/or resources can change eligibility for SSI – And these changes must be reported to the SSA as soon as they occur.
  • These benefits may not be the only forms of financial assistance available, and the SSI application may be used to apply for other assistance (like Medicaid).

Attorney Richard A. Sly can help you figure out whether you qualify for SSI and, if so, get your claim started at no upfront cost.

More Important Information about SSDI and SSI

In addition to presenting information on specific physical disabilities and psychological disorders, our site also provides answers to various frequently asked questions about SSDI and SSI.  Continue exploring our FAQs section to get answers to common questions like:

Contact Portland Disability & SSI Lawyer Richard A. Sly

Discover more about how Portland Disability & SSI Lawyer Richard A. Sly can help you by calling our firm at (503) 406-1471 or emailing us via the contact form on this page to schedule a free, no obligations initial consultation. During this meeting, you can get honest, clear answers about your best options for proceeding.

Conveniently located in downtown Portland near public transportation, we are honored to help and serve clients throughout the states of Washington and Oregon.