What is Social Security Disability
Social Security Disability have long been hailed as a program that helps those in their time of need, but what exactly does that mean? These benefits are for those who are unable to work due to a severe condition. There are two types of Social Security Disability claims. Social Security Disability insurance is taken from Social Security Tax and is for those who have worked long enough and recently enough to be considered insured. Supplemental Security Income is for those who have certain financial needs that qualify them.
How a Dublin Social Security Disability Attorney Can Help
The truth is many candidates for Social Security Disability are initially denied. There are many reasons for this—often ranging from anything like lack of medical evidence to lack of communication. Regardless of what causes the large number of denials, it has been statistically proven that those represented by an attorney are more successful in their applications for benefits.
Experience the Hoglund Law difference for yourself and for free through a case evaluation. After speaking with one of our attorneys about your claim you will have a better understanding of how the Social Security Administration will view your claim and what can be done to strengthen your application. Should you choose to file with us, you will also gain access to assistance 175 years and 30,000 clients strong and will be able to relax knowing that your claim is in some of the best hands.
Who Qualifies for Social Security Disability
Social Security Disability benefits are provided to those who cannot work due to a severe condition that they are facing. There are two ways to prove to the Social Security Administration that you are disabled and require benefits. The first is to match exactly the medical criteria outlined beneath an acknowledged condition listed in the SSA’s blue book. If you exactly match the criteria, you automatically qualify. However, the medical criteria listed is incredibly severe.
Some of the conditions mentioned within the blue book are cancer, various syndromes, respiratory illnesses, cardiovascular conditions, mental disorders, and kidney disease. For a more complete list, click here.
The other and more popular way to demonstrate qualification is by showing that you are incapable of substantial gainful activity. The Social Security Administration will look at your employment history and determine whether you are still capable of doing jobs you’ve previously held. If you are not, they will ask themselves whether there is other work you are both qualified and capable of doing. If they believe you are unable to perform work, you will likely be awarded benefits.
Why Are People Denied Social Security Disability
Most applicants are denied at some point in the process. Reasons for denial are vast, but not always unrelenting. For example, the Social Security Administration will deny a case they believe lacks enough medical evidence to demonstrate the level of debilitation that a candidate claims. This can be overcome by visiting more medical professionals or providing more hospital records to 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..
There are some things that are harder to overcome. For example, if your condition is related to ongoing drug or alcohol use, you will be denied. The SSA will see your continued use of drugs and alcohol as evidence that you would be better if only you were to elect to be so. If you lie on your application or commit another form of fraud, you will also be denied. Other disqualifiers include conditions arising during or because of a conviction, short-term duration of a condition, and refusal to cooperate.
Have You Been Denied Social Security Disability?
Seeing that “no” can be incredibly disheartening. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be the end of your application. You have the right to an appeal and should make use of it if you still believe you have a claim. Most people are denied after applying and it isn’t until they get to a hearing where they are able to fully argue why they need benefits that they get approved.
No matter what stage you are in your application, Hoglund Law is here to help. We offer a free case evaluation during which you can gain valuable insight into what can be done to improve your application and exactly what Hoglund Law has to offer you in the process.
Don’t let that no stand—if you need benefits, we will fight to get them for you.
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How to apply for Social Security Benefits in Dublin
There are three ways that you can apply for Social Security benefits: online, in person, or over the phone. Should you choose to apply in person you will need to visit your local Social Security Administration Office. The closest Social Security Administration Office for Dublin residents is located at 1051 Worthington Woods Blvd, Worthington, OH 43085.
Regardless of how you apply, you will need to have specific information to aid the SSA in reviewing your application. You should have a record of your employment history ranging the last fifteen years; a list of the names, addresses, and contact information of all doctors, clinics, and hospitals that you have gone to for your condition; and a list of all prescription medications you have taken or are taking. It’s okay to apply without all of this information as you can always update your claim later. What’s important is that you file as soon as possible so that you can receive your benefits as soon as possible.
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 Dublin, OH
Dublin, Ohio was named by John Shields after the Dublin in Ireland. It was a small town until Interstate 270 was constructed and the population boomed. It officially achieved city status in 1987 and now is home to 48,657 people. If you’re looking for something to do in Dublin, you can easily find entertainment at the Abbey Theatre of Dublin, which allows residents to immerse themselves in the arts at community prices—making it an easily accessible and enjoyable way to spend the day.