Brian Dowd, Des Moines area Disability Attorney
Helping People Who Have Been Denied SSDI and SSI Benefits
These are government programs that provide assistance to people who are unable earn a living and support themselves. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to attain these benefits. If you are disabled and your social security disability insurance (SSDI) or supplemental security income (SSI) claims have been denied, an effective lawyer can provide the aid you need.
Attorney Brian Dowd spent 10 years working for the West Des Moines hearing office of the Social Security Administration and understands how to persuasively argue a case before an administrative law judge. Mr. Dowd will skillfully handle all of your casework and supply you with professional and accessible legal service.
To schedule a free initial consultation, please contact the Dowd Law Firm online or call 515-223-9884.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
If you are unable to continue working because of a mental disorder or physical disability, you may be eligible to receive SSDI benefits.
SSDI is a federal program financed by Social Security taxes. By working and paying taxes you accumulate social security credits. A person seeking these SSDI benefits must have worked and paid taxes into Social Security to accumulated a sufficient number of work credits to receive SSDI.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
SSI is funded by general tax revenues and available to disabled people who don't have an extensive or recent work history. This means people born with disabilities and people who suffered debilitating childhood injuries may qualify for SSI benefits.
To be eligible for SSI benefits, a recipient's individual or household income and property must fit within certain parameters (limits).
Contact the Dowd Law Firm - Free Initial Consultation
Contact attorney Brian Dowd to discuss your SSDI or SSI claims during a free initial consultation. The West Des Moines office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; the phone number is 515-223-9884.