Social Security Disability

If you are disabled and unable to work, you may be eligible for monetary benefits through the Social Security system. The Social Security system provides two types of benefits for those who are disabled and unable to work. The first is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). SSDI provides monthly income benefits based upon the number of years you have paid into the Social Security system through your payroll tax deductions. The second type of benefit is Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSI is designed to cover disabled children and adults regardless of their work history and whether they have paid into the Social Security system. However, income-eligibility restrictions apply to SSI benefits.

Applying for Social Security disability benefits can be time consuming and confusing. Approximately 75% of all disability applicants are initially denied. Bird, Jacobsen & Stevens has years of experience successfully guiding people through the process of obtaining disability benefits, including ultimately obtaining benefits for those who have had their claims initially denied. Our office is located in downtown Rochester, Minnesota, and when you are represented by our firm you will have multiple in-person meetings with the attorney that will be handling your claim.

Bird, Jacobsen & Stevens also has over 30 years' experience in workers' compensation matters, and if your Social Security claim also involves workers' compensation benefits we will coordinate your claims so that you are able to maximize your benefits through the Social Security and workers' compensation systems.

Bird, Jacobsen and Stevens has the experience and skill to guide you through the time consuming and difficult process of obtaining Social Security disability benefits. We offer free initial consultations either over the telephone or in person. Please contact us today. Social Security matters are handled on a contingent fee and no fee will be charged unless you recover benefits.