What is Social Security Disability
Social Security Disability includes two programs which administer aid to qualifying individuals suffering from disabling conditions. Both programs are run by the Social Security Administration, known as the The Social Security Administration (SSA) is a U.S. government agency that administers social programs covering disability, retirement, and survivors' benefits. It was created in 1935 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.. One of the programs, Social Security Disability Insurance, provides relief to people who have worked for a set number of years and thus have contributed to the Social Security system through taxes. Alternatively, Supplemental Security Income is administered to individuals demonstrating financial need.
How an Beachwood Social Security Disability Attorney Can Help
When facing the challenges of living with a disabling condition, you do not need to look further than Beachwood to find aid in being approved for Social Security Disability benefits. With the help of Hoglund Law, a stressful time is made much easier and increases your chances of gaining access to benefits.
With decades of experience on our side, we understand how the SSA evaluates cases and decides who will be granted approval. We have helped over 30,000 people pursue benefits through Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income. Our team of skilled attorneys can help you pinpoint weaknesses in your case and build an application that is likely to be approved.
With Hoglund Law, you can rest assured your case is handled by an attorney with deep expertise in acquiring benefits for clients. For a free case evaluation, simply contact Hoglund Law in Beachwood.
Who Qualifies for Social Security Disability
You may qualify for Social Security Disability in one of two ways. First, you may automatically qualify for benefits if your condition meets all the criteria for a listed condition as detailed by the SSA. The criteria is very difficult to meet but this may still be the best way to pursue approval. Alternatively, many individuals choose to prove eligibility by demonstrating an inability to perform substantial gainful activity as a member of the workforce.
Some of the conditions provided by the SSA with attached criteria include lupus, asthma, anxiety, depression, autism, dermatitis, and cardiovascular conditions. An exhaustive list of conditions can be found here.
It can be challenging to navigate SSA regulations and select the most advantageous avenue for proving eligibility. This is why Hoglund Law is right here in Beachwood to help you determine a course of action.
Why Are People Denied Social Security Disability
The cause of a denial is very case specific and can be difficult to discern. Reasons range from miniscule technicalities to substantial roadblocks. Often, people are denied simply because they are missing a few medical records.
However, it is important to consider the reasons people are denied that result in ultimate denial. If drug and alcohol use contribute to your condition, you have a previous conviction, refuse to cooperate, or have participated in fraud, your case will be denied.
If you aren’t sure how SSA regulations will impact your chances of being approved, contact Hoglund Law for a free case evaluation today.
Have You Been Denied Social Security Disability?
It can feel like a truly devastating moment to receive a denial from the SSA when you are a qualifying individual for benefits. Too many people give up hope after initial denial when this is a common occurrence and usually can be reversed by appealing. You might simply be missing documents to adequately prove your condition. The good news is our team of Social Security Disability attorneys are skilled in zooming in on the weaknesses in your application and determining the best way to improve your case before appealing.
With the help of an experienced attorney, you can walk into an appeal hearing with a stronger application and an attorney ready to fight for you. At a hearing you will have the opportunity to add supplemental information to your case, cross examine witnesses, and introduce legal arguments for your case. With an attorney, you are statistically more likely to be approved than if you represent yourself. To increase your chances of being approved and to do so with ease, contact Hoglund Law in Beachwood.
Hoglund, Chwialkowski & Mrozik PLLC - Beachwood,OH
3401 Enterprise Pl #340
Beachwood, OH 44122
Our Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday : 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM | Friday : 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday : 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Sunday : Closed
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How to apply for Social Security Benefits in Beachwood
Applying for Social Security benefits requires a lot of document collection to prove your condition to the SSA. You may apply for benefits online, over the phone, or in person at your local Social Security office. The Social Security office nearest you is located at 3591 Park East Drive, Beachwood, Ohio 44122.
You will want to gather the following documents: your work history dating back 15 years, a complete list of condition-related prescriptions you have used, and the names, addresses, and contact information of any doctors, clinics, or hospitals you have visited for treatment of your condition.
Bear in mind that you can still file without having all these documents in hand. You may add documents to your file after you have filed but you will never be able to make up for time spent not filing.
Social Security Office Hours
Monday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 12:00pm
Thursday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Closed on Federal Holidays.
About Beachwood OH
Receiving its name to reflect the profusion of Beech trees within the town, Beachwood is a suburban town outside of Cleveland. Beachwood has historically served as a haven for the Jewish community following WW11. To this day, this Ohio town is home to the fourth largest per capita Jewish population outside of Israel, revealing the deep importance of this asylum.
Beachwood is an ideal location for those seeking access to both rural and urban communities. This charming town is the perfect host to vacationers and business travelers alike. Residents of Beachwood enjoy the convenience of access to premier shopping and a flourishing arts center.