Should I apply for Social Security Disability?
(Yes, if your answers match those below.)
- Are you unable to work due to a medical condition? Yes
- Receiving treatment for a medical condition(s)? Yes
- Will your condition last at least 12 months? Yes
- Does your condition prevent you from working? Yes
When should I apply for disability benefits? As soon as you stop working due to a chronic (>1yr) disability.
How does someone apply for Social Security Disability benefits? Initial applications for SSI/SSDI benefits may be applied for by phone, in person or online application.
My claim and reconsideration were denied, now what? Over 75% of initial applications and reconsideration (the first 2 stages) are denied. However, with attorney representation there is a significant opportunity to receive an award of benefits by effectively presenting your case at the hearing stage before a judge.
What do you charge for legal representation? Attorney fees are recovered only if benefits are awarded; by law they are set by Social Security Administration: the lesser of 25% of past due benefits or $7,200 (Standard agreement per SSA).
Contact Our Firm if Your Claim Was Denied
- Consult with you and appeal the denial of benefits
- Understand physical/mental impairments from medical records
- Analyze impact of medical history on ability to perform work
- Prepare legal theory in context of SSA rules/procedure
- Cross-examine SSA experts at hearing level
- Advocate legal theory to ALJ (judge) at hearing
How do I qualify for disability?
How can I prove my disabillity?
Objective vs. subjective medical documentation?
Can I get disability benefits for back pain?
Can I get disability for arthritis pain?
Can I get disability for knee pain, shoulder pain, etc?