Social Security Disability

What is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a disability insurance program administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA). SSDI is designed to provide a wage replacement safety net for previously working individuals who develop health conditions which keep them out of the workforce.

You may qualify if you have paid FICA taxes and now have a disability meeting Social Security disability rules. People who qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance will receive a monthly SSDI cash benefit which will vary depending on your work history and accelerated qualification for Medicare.

To be eligible for the SSDI program, the worker must be prevented from engaging in any Substantial Gainful Activity for a period of at least 12 months. SSDI is not for individuals with short term health issues which keep them out of the workforce. It is designed to provide benefits to individuals with severe, long-term health issues.

When You're Disabled

When an injury or illness becomes so disabling that you are no longer able to perform any type of work, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. In order to actually get those benefits, you need an attorney who understands the federal system that controls Disability and other Social Security benefits.

Why Use FF&B in your SSDI case?

At FF&B, we are experts in navigating the Social Security Disability Insurance program. If you have been denied benefits, please call us.

When partner Melissa C. Brown began her legal career, she was employed as a staff attorney for the Office of Hearings and Appeals. She conducted pre-trial conferences and wrote the decisions for the Administrative Law Judges. Thereafter, she literally “wrote the book” regarding representing disabled clients. Her book, Advising the Elderly or Disabled Client is the authoritative source on advising elderly and disabled clients and is utilized by law schools and practicing attorneys throughout the United States. Donald W. Fraulob has represented clients in Social Security Disability cases for more than 30 years.

If you would like to learn more, or just get a sense of whether or not you might qualify, call Farrell, Fraulob & Brown at (916) 442-5835.


Please Contact Us at (916) 442-5835 if you have any questions about Social Security or Social Security Disability benefits.