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[GRAPHIC: MICHAEL J. MOONEY & STEPHEN H. OLDEN LAW OFFICES, SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY LAWYERS, 513-977-4208, 917 Main St Suite 300 Cincinnati OH 45202]

MICHAEL J. MOONEY: Social Security has two parallel programs for disability. One's called Social Security Disability or SSDI. The other's called SSI. They have exactly the same definitions. The only difference is one comes from a particular pot of federal money. And the other comes a separate pot.

STEPHEN H. OLDEN: Social Security Disability is for people who have worked and paid into the system so to speak. SSI on the other hand, Supplemental Security Income, is for people who have not worked or have worked but not paid Social Security taxes.

MICHAEL J. MOONEY: Virtually anything that's a physical or an emotional disability qualifies as a disability. The evidence that we present to support a Social Security claim is exclusively medical. That is we want the medical records from the doctors or psychologists or psychiatrists or chiropractors. Whatever medical professionals our clients have been seeing, that's the evidence we get.

STEPHEN H. OLDEN: Disabled children can apply for SSI Disability. But obviously, they have not worked. And so they will not qualify themselves for Social Security Disability.

MICHAEL J. MOONEY: If you have any questions about whether you're eligible for Social Security, just give me a call. We'll discuss the case honestly. And I'll do everything I can to get you the benefits you deserve.

[GRAPHIC: MICHAEL J. MOONEY & STEPHEN H. OLDEN LAW OFFICES, SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY LAWYERS, 513-977-4208, 917 Main St Suite 300 Cincinnati OH 45202]