Maggie Jalilvand/ Jalilvand Group / California Disability Advocates Legal services in Los Angeles, California
Jalilvand Group has been representing claimants of Social Security disability benefits for over 15 years. Established in 1996.
We work with you one-on-one through each step of the process to make sure you get the maximum benefit you are entitled to receive.
Social Security is a social insurance program that is funded through dedicated payroll taxes called Federal Insurance Contributions Act tax (FICA).
Social Security pays benefits to older individuals, workers who become disabled, families in which a spouse or parent dies, and disabled children.
Social Security’s Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program limits the number of earnings subject to taxation for a given year.
The same annual limit also applies when those earnings are used in a benefit computation.
This limit generally increases with increases in the national average wage index.
The Social Security Administration calls this annual limit the contribution and benefit base, or taxable maximum.
For earnings in 2011, this base is $106,800. The Social Security Administration has two programs that provide benefits based on disability,
The Social Security Disability Insurance program (title II) and the Supplemental Security Income program (title XVI).
Title II or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) pays benefits to individuals who are insured (have earned enough points) under the Act, as well as to certain disabled dependents of insured individuals.
Title XVI or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) pays benefits to individuals (including children under age 18) who are disabled and have limited income and resources.
For all individuals applying for disability benefits under Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), and for adults applying under Supplemental Security Income (SSI), the definition of disability is the same. The law defines disability as the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity (SGA) by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment(s) which has/have lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months.
Under the Social Security disability insurance program (title II of the Act), there are three basic categories of individuals who can qualify for benefits on the basis of disability:
- A disabled insured worker under full retirement age (under 65 years of age)
- An individual disabled since childhood (before age 22) who is a dependent of a parent entitled to title II disability or retirement benefits or was a dependent of a deceased insured parent
- Disabled widow or widower, age 50-60 if the deceased spouse was insured under Social Security
Under Title XVI, or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), there are two basic categories under which a financially needy person can get payments based on disability:
- An adult age 18 or over who is disabled
- Child (under age 18) who is disabled
We represent people who want to apply or have applied for Social Security disability and SSI benefits. If you suffer from a medical problem that is preventing you from working, we can help you win your claim.
We work with you one on one through each step of the process to make sure you get the maximum benefit you are entitled to receive.
Jalilvand Group has been representing claimants of Social Security disability benefits for over 30 years.
Jalilvand Group has been representing claimants of Social Security disability benefits for over 30 years. We work with you one-on-one through each step of the process to make sure you get the maximum benefit you are entitled to receive.