It can be devastating to be unable to work due to either a physical or mental injury or illness.
Fortunately, individuals who can prove to the Social Security Administration (SSA) that they are unable to work due to a condition that will last or has lasted 12 months may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
Social Security Disability benefits are provided by the government to assist individuals that are unable to work due to injury or illness. Benefits are available to supplement the income for people that are restricted in their ability to work and also for low-income individuals based on their financial needs.
Many physical or psychological ailments may qualify an individual for SSDI or SSI, including:
- Asthma or COPD
- Back injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Dermatologic Conditions like Dermatitis
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Heart failure or coronary disease
- Immune System Disorders like HIV/AIDS
- Irritable Bowel Disorder
- Kidney Disease
- Learning Disorders and Retardation
- Liver Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Neurological disorders, such as Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson’s disease, and Epilepsy
- Vision and Hearing Loss
The key to winning a claim is to insure that all paperwork and medical evidence of the disability are provided to the SSA. The claims process can be difficult and frustrating and it is not uncommon for claims applications to be denied. Simple paperwork mistakes or insufficient submissions may cause claimants to lose their entire case. Our lawyers know how to present complete, accurate, and compelling evidence on behalf of our clients so they get the benefits they deserve. Even if a claim has been previously denied, we can still help individuals acquire disability benefits.
Our knowledgeable attorneys help individuals in all stages of their Social Security Disability claims, including assisting with:
- Completing all the necessary paperwork, including the initial application
- Contacting all medical providers to get needed records
- Presenting all information to the SSA in a timely manner
- If needed, presenting a case to the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review and request an On The Record Decision
- Handling hearings
- Handling appeals
- Pursuing the claim in federal court
If you are unable to work because of disability or illness, let our experienced attorneys assist you.