ACS: Wisconsin Disability Prevalence Rate Measured at 11.4 %
The American Community Survey (ACS) reports that as of 2011, the overall disability rate for Wisconsin residents of all ages was 11.4 percent. This staggering statistic translates into more than 640,000 Wisconsin residents who are affected by a variety — and, occasionally, even a combination — of disabilities that may impede their ability to work. Disabled individuals and their families depend on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments for their survival. Social Security attorneys in Milwaukee can help you and your family obtain the benefits to which you are entitled if you suffer from a disability.
Both SSI and SSDI are federal income supplement programs, but they have different funding sources as well as different eligibility requirements. While SSI is based on tax revenues, SSDI is funded by Social Security taxes. SSI is intended to assist elderly, blind or disabled people who have little or no work experience and who are unable to obtain a minimal livable income. SSI provides cash assistance for their basic needs, including food and shelter. SSDI benefits, by contrast, are paid to those eligible recipients who have worked extensively but are unable to keep working due to a medical condition expected to last at least one year or to ultimately lead to the recipient’s death. If you or your loved one is disabled and unable to work, a Milwaukee Social Security Disability lawyer can help you identify the types of benefits for which you are eligible.
At The Previant Law Firm, S.C., our compassionate Social Security Disability attorneys are committed to providing personal attention during your SSI or SSDI application process. We can help you prepare a thorough filing as well as get you ready for the benefits hearing. In the event of a denial, we will aggressively appeal and pursue any benefits to which you may be entitled. Call us today to get your SSI and SSDI benefits questions answered.