What is Social Security Disability
Sometimes things get in the way of being able to work. When those things are medical conditions or a disability, Social Security Disability Insurance is a payroll tax-funded federal insurance program of the United States government. It is managed by the Social Security Administration and designed to provide income supplements to people who are physically restricted in their ability to be employed because of a notable disability. and SSI stands for Supplemental Security Income. Social Security administers this program. We pay monthly benefits to people with limited income and resources who are disabled, blind, or age 65 or older. Blind or disabled children may also get SSI. are there to help make life a little easier. SSDI, or Social Security Disability insurance, offers benefits to those who have worked both recently enough and long enough to qualify as insured within the program. SSI, or Supplemental Security Income, offers benefits to those who meet the financial need-based requirements. Regardless of which bracket you fall under, if you meet certain medical criteria and believe you have a claim, you should contact an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer to help explain your options.
How a Dayton Social Security Disability Attorney Can Help
Our Dayton Social Security Disability attorneys are not only armed with insight of the innerworkings of 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., but also offer you a free case evaluation so that you can gain access to that insight without worry. Further, having an attorney in your corner can help alleviate some of the worry, as any questions or concerns that arise during the process of seeking benefits can be responded to with just a phone call.
It has been statistically proven that claimants represented by attorneys tend to be more successful in receiving benefits than those who are not. Therefore, having an attorney in your corner isn’t just the path of least resistance, but also the wiser path for those serious about receiving benefits.
Who Qualifies for Social Security Disability
To qualify for Social Security Disability, you need to meet a certain medical threshold—either by demonstrating an inability to perform substantial gainful activity or by meeting medical criteria outlined by the Social Security Administration in an acknowledged condition.
While most qualify through proving that they cannot perform substantial gainful activity, it is possible you could automatically qualify if you meet the medical criteria for one of these conditions: Lupus is a long-term autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissue. Symptoms include inflammation, swelling, and damage to the joints, skin, kidneys, blood, heart, and lungs., Cancer is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body. These contrast with benign tumors, which do not spread., Chronic Liver Failure, Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is your main source of energy and comes from the food you eat. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from food get into your cells to be used for energy., Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a chronic progressive condition that affects the pumping power of your heart muscles. While often referred to simply as “heart failure,” CHF specifically refers to the stage in which fluid builds up around the heart and causes it to pump inefficiently. You have four heart chambers., Cystic fibrosis is a hereditary disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. The body produces thick and sticky mucus that can clog the lungs and obstruct the pancreas. Cystic fibrosis (CF) can be life-threatening, and people with the condition tend to have a shorter-than-normal life span., etc. For more conditions listed by the Social Security Administration, click here.
Remember, if you are unsure whether you qualify but suspect that you might, the best next step for you in consulting an attorney.
Why Are People Denied Social Security Disability
The Social Security Administration faces a large caseload and because of this they are very particular in what they are looking for in an applicant. What can seem like a small factor missing from your claim will ring as a reason for denial from the SSA. This is why it is important that you meet with your physicians regularly and pursue treatment for your condition throughout the process of applying. This will give you ample medical evidence to show the SSA.
Some factors that will receive a denial from the SSA include lack of medical evidence, ongoing drug or alcohol use, short term duration of condition, fraud, and conviction.
If you are unsure whether you will qualify or simply want help determining your chances and best steps forward in claiming Social Security Disability, we recommend that you speak with one of our Hoglund Law attorneys who will be able to lead you in the right direction.
Have You Been Denied SSDI / SSI?
Don’t take an initial denial as the final say in your pursuit of benefits. Most people are denied at the onset of application, and for those people we recommend appeal. While it may seem like the pursuit of these benefits is an unending road, an experienced Social Security Disability Attorney will be able to show you that these small missteps are just part of the road for most applicants, and that the benefits at the end of the trail are well worth the journey.
Our Hoglund Law attorneys can help you pursue those benefits. Having served over 30,000 clients, we know what it takes to get an applicant approved and what can be done to bolster their chances. So stop waiting, the sooner you come in the more time we will have to prepare your claim.
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How to apply for Social Security Benefits in Dayton
You can apply online, by phone, or in person at your local Social Security Administration (for residents of Dayton the address is 200 W 2nd St, Dayton, OH 45402). You will need to bring with you information regarding your employment history spanning the last fifteen years; all addresses, names, and contact information of doctors, hospitals and clinics visited for treatment; and names of prescription medication that you have or are taking for your condition.
If, after applying with this information, you are denied benefits, it is important to know that you have the right to an appeal and that many applicants are wrongly denied at the onset. If you believe that you should have been approved but do not know what your next step should be, we encourage you to take advantage of our free case evaluation where someone from Hoglund Law can explain the best path forward for you.
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.
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