Social Security Disability Attorneys
If an accident, illness, or impairment keeps you from being able to work, you may have options. The social security disability (SSD) program can assist those suffering from disabilities. To receive social security disability benefits, you must fulfill the program requirements and follow all steps to apply. An experienced social security disability attorney can be of great assistance during this process.
Getting Help with Your Social Security Disability Claim
The social security disability program compensates those who have not been able to work for an extended period due to a disability.
To receive social security disability benefits, you must first submit an application. A thorough and complete application improves your odds of approval. A social security disability attorney can help you complete your application and provide the social security administration with relevant information related to your medical condition and work history. A social security disability attorney is well versed in these applications and is familiar with all requirements. Thus, having the help of an attorney can give you better chances of approval.
Qualifying for Social Security Disability
To qualify for social security disability, you must meet two main requirements:
- You need to have worked long enough to qualify; and
- You must have a legally defined “disability.”
When you work, you pay social security taxes on your earnings. Having been employed for a long enough time is a must to qualify for social security disability benefits. Most people employed regularly will meet this requirement.
The law defines a disability as “the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity (SGA) by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment(s) which can be expected to result in death or which has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months.” To receive social security disability benefits, you must have what would be considered a legal disability.
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I want to thank my attorney, Jesse Poag, and paralegal, Christina Von Zirkelbach. They were awesome at answering any questions I had while assisting me in getting qualified for disability benefits. Thank you, Jesse and Christina- you’re awesome! - Susan G.
Reasons Your Claim May Be DeniedThere are various reasons the Social Security Administration might deny your claim. These may include:
- Lack of substantial medical evidence;
- Your disability has not been consistent or severe enough;
- You have not followed suggested medical treatment;
- Your application was not completed properly; and
- Your claim was previously denied.
How Gerling Law Can Help
Gerling Law has over 50 years of experience helping clients seek the compensation they deserve. Social security disability applications can be challenging to navigate, and it is best to try to get it right the first time around. Our team can help you collect all pertinent information and complete your application successfully. Should you be denied and need to appeal, our team is ready and willing to advocate for your much-needed benefits.
If you require assistance with a social security disability application, do not hesitate to contact Gerling Law. We can review your case, give you legal advice, and help you complete your disability application.
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