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Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits

Should I apply for Social Security Disability benefits?

(Yes, if your answers match those below.)

  1. Are you unable to work due to a medical condition? Yes
  2. Receiving treatment for a medical condition(s)? Yes
  3. Will your condition last at least 12 months? Yes
  4. 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. Appeal a denial online here.

What do you charge for legal representation? Attorney fees are recovered only if benefits are awarded; by law they are set at: the lesser of 25% of past due benefits or $6,000 (the max set by SSA).

How can LawMed help me? ​

      • Understand legal/medical issues of your case
      • Identify deficiencies in your medical records
      • Cross-Examine SSA experts at ALJ hearing
      • Present legal theory of your case at hearing

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Frequently Asked Questions 

How do I qualify for Disability?

Can my disabled child get SSI?

Can I work if receiving disability benefits?

Importance of Medical Documentation?

Objective and subjective medical documentation?

Disability Law: LTD vs SSDI? 

Where are SSA offices?

Where do I find information about SSA Judges?

How do ERISA and SSDI offsets work?

Countable Earnings and Subsidies

How We Can Help

Our medical experts will review your case and get to know the variations of your condition. This translates into helping the legal experts know how to argue your case and fight for the benefits you deserve.