Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program?
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a Federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues (not Social Security taxes). It is designed to help aged, blind, and disabled people, who have little or no income; and it provides cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter.
SSI gives cash assistance to people with limited income and resources who are age 65 or older, blind or disabled. Children with disabilities can get SSI.
Why should I seek representation rather than handle the filing myself?
Applicants filing alone can get confused by the government requirements and make simple mistakes that may lead to the denial of their claim. Studies have shown that you are more likely of receiving a favorable decision with a representative. ADSC team of advocates will work hard on your behalf and will accompany you to the hearing level giving you every opportunity for the favorable decision that you deserve.
What are the eligibility requirements to get Social Security disability benefits?
To qualify for Social Security disability benefits, you must have worked long enough in jobs covered by Social Security (usually 10 years). Then, you must have a medical condition that meets Social Security's definition of disability. Social Security Disability Insurance pays benefits to you and certain members of your family.
What are ADSC fees?
We charge a one-time, up-front administration fee of $199. This covers medical records, postage, travel, etc. Other fees are set by Social Security Administration. We will receive the lesser of 25% or $6,000 of the past due benefits. We only get paid when you are approved with this fee. Denied claims will be continued into the appeal process with no additional administrative fees.