Presentation on theme: "MA Chapter of the National Marfan Foundation,"— Presentation transcript:
1 MA Chapter of the National Marfan Foundation, Applying for DisabilityJon Rodis, PresidentMA Chapter of the National Marfan Foundation,Chair of the PACKathleen Kane, ESQDisability AttorneySPILLANE LAW OFFICES♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
2 SSDI or SSI? Two major programs provide disability benefits: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)– You must earn sufficient credits based on taxable work to be “insured”Supplemental Security Income (SSI)– payments made determined by financial need, and are payable to adults or children who are disabled or blind, have limited income and resources, and meet the living arrangement requirements
3 Making the Decision to File Health ConsiderationsFinancial ConsiderationsEmotional Considerations
5 Our Suggested Checklist for Filing Filling Out the SSI and SSDI FormsState Funding / ProgramsSupport Letter (after first denial)Doctor’s Support Letters(Condition) Research(Condition) Doctor’s EvaluationMedical RecordsApproved Cases in StateDaily Journal (with all listings)
6 Early Approval is Possible! Listing of condition under SSA regulations
8 Residual Functional Capacity An individual’s residual functional capacity is his or her ability to do physical and mental work activities on a sustained basis despite limitations from his or her impairments. All of the impairments must be considered, including impairments that are not severe.
9 Stages of Appeal Hearing Appeals Counsel U.S. District Court ReconsiderationHearingAppeals CounselU.S. District Court