Portland Disability Insurance Benefits Attorney

Portland Disability Benefits Attorney Richard A. Sly has brought persistence and experience SSI, SSD and DIB claims cases for over 30 years.

Portland Disability Benefits Attorney Richard A. Sly has brought persistence and experience SSI, SSD and DIB claims cases for over 30 years.

The Social Security Administration has been creating and changing laws, policies, procedures, programs and criteria since its inception in the 1940s. Understanding your rights and options has unfortunately not gotten easier with time. While Americans are generally familiar with the process of Social Security retirement benefits, Social Security disability insurance benefits can still be confusing.

Generally, Social Security disability insurance benefits fall under two main programs, including:

  • Social Security disability (SSD) insurance benefits. These benefits are available to Americans who have worked and, by doing so, paid in to the national disability insurance system. Those eligible for these benefits include individuals who are not of retirement age, and who are disabled to the point that they cannot work. Social Security disability benefits cover a broad range of physical and psychological medical issues.
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Supplemental Security Income benefits are available to any American who is disabled and cannot work. Recipients of these benefits need not have paid into the Supplemental Security Income system. SSI benefits often extend to children or other dependents.

Whether you have contributed to your Social Security “account” or not, you may still qualify for Social Security benefits under either the Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income programs. An experienced and knowledgeable Social Security claims lawyer will be able to determine your rights and help you file the claim with the greatest chance of success.

Portland Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits Lawyer

Portland Disability Benefits Attorney Richard A. Sly has brought persistence, experience and a simple belief that filing a successful SSI, SSD or DIB claim takes persistence, for over 30 years. I do not give up on your claim and neither should you.

If you are considering filing a Social Security claim, or have had an initial claim denied, contact us to schedule a free initial consultation. We know how to help, and will work to get you the benefits you deserve.

Contact a Portland SSDI or SSI Attorney

If you have questions regarding Social Security disability and Supplemental Security Income law, contact us. We offer free initial consultations, are conveniently located in downtown Portland near public transportation, and work exclusively on a contingency fee basis, so that you pay nothing out of pocket. Contact our law office online or call us at 503-224-0436.