Were you recently denied benefits by Social Security? Have you received an overpayment notice? Have your benefits been terminated? We can help you understand and respond to notices sent by Social Security. We help people who are:
- Applying for SSI and SSDI
- Appealing denials of SSI and SSDI
- Appealing overpayment notices
- Establishing overpayment repayment plans
- Appealing termination notices
- Continuing disability reviews
- Social Security eligibility and warrants
BLC’s staff members are skilled paralegals and attorneys who specialize in helping people obtain and maintain the Social Security benefits that they are eligible for, with a focus on those who are a facing the risks and reality of homelessness.
In 2018, BLC engaged with over 1200 people with Social Security problems
Many who live with disabilities need help through the appeals process. The Social Security appeals process can be overwhelming and confusing for anyone. Getting the paperwork you need to have your case properly handled is a challenge, and without proper handling your appeal is mostly likely to be denied.
Let’s start the conversation about how we can help you get the aid you need.
You are not alone in what you are going through – we would like to help!
What type of benefit problems do you help with?
BLC helps clients with Social Security problems. This includes applications, appeals, overpayments, continuing disability reviews, and benefit terminations.
Who qualifies financially for your services?
BLC serves people who are below 200% of the federal poverty level, and we prioritize cases of people who are 125% of the federal poverty level and lower.
Federal Poverty Guidelines
We serve people and families who are at or under 200% of the federal poverty level (FPL). If you are not sure what your percentage of poverty is, give us a call and we can help you figure it out.
|For each additional person, add||$4,320|
What happens when I contact Legal Aid for help?
The first step in providing aid is to determine whether you are financially eligible for our services. We use the Federal Poverty Guidelines to determine this. Next, we find out if BLC is the best fit for your case. We may ask you to send copies of notices and other important paperwork. We will also look at whether we have the resources necessary to help you. After making this assessment, BLC will do one of the following:
- Give you advice or educational information to help you with the next steps in the legal process;
- Refer you to a private attorney;
- Invite you to receive one-time limited assistance with your case;
- Offer to represent you in your legal matter; or
- If you do not qualify for our services, we will connect you directly with one of our community partners that is better able to help.