If you or someone you love suffers from a physical or mental health condition that prevents you from working at any job for at least 12 months, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) monthly benefits. You may also be able to collect a lump sum as a retroactive payment.
Individuals who have paid social security taxes in connection with their previous employment may be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits. To qualify for SSDI you must have worked at least 5 of the last 10 years.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are available for adults who have not worked and who meet certain income and resource requirements. Children may qualify for social security benefits, if they suffer from marked and severe impairments in functioning.
You can apply at any Social Security office or online at www.socialsecurity.gov. Most people who apply are initially denied but many of these people ultimately receive benefits. It is important not to give up.
Our team of lawyers can help. We are familiar with the Social Security regulations and procedures. We will evaluate your case, file all needed appeals, gather medical records to establish the severity or your conditions, prepare you to testify at the hearing, attend the hearing with you and submit arguments on your behalf.
If you think you may have a Social Security Disability claim, please call us at our Dublin office. We can help you no matter where you live. We will conduct an initial consultation to determine whether you may be eligible for benefits. There is no charge for our initial consultation. In the case we agree to represent you, we charge only 25% of the total sum of the benefits retroactively awarded. There is no fee if you lose, although you will be asked to cover expenses for obtaining medical records.