What is Social Security Disability
Individuals who suffer from a long lasting medical condition are able to receive Social Security Disability (SSD). Those people are no longer able to perform a “substantial” amount of work because of their condition. The Social Security system helps people in one of two ways: Social Security Disability Insurance (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.) or Supplemental Security Income (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.). SSDI is available for those that have accumulated a substantial number of work credits or have contributed to the Social Security system for the required amount of time. SSI is saved for low income individuals.
How a Oak Creek Social Security Disability Attorney Can Help
Individuals struggling with an ailment have a lot on their plate. Worrying about income can become a massive weight on that person’s shoulders. Social Security Disability can be a great option for someone struggling with a disabling condition.
However, the process and the information needed can be confusing. For a Social Security Disability attorney, this process is an everyday task. They have become masters of the application process and are qualified to help you find the best way to apply for your claim. At Hoglund Law, we have the best people for the job. Call now to meet one of our attorneys for a free case evaluation.
Who Qualifies for Social Security Disability
If you suffer from a disability that leaves you unable to complete your work, you may be able to qualify for Social Security Disability. There are two different ways to apply for Social Security Disability. One route is to gather information to prove that their condition prohibits the applicant from working.
Another route is meeting the specific medical conditions that are listed in the “Listing of Impairments” that have been defined by the Social Security Administration (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.). This list ranges from arthritis to anxiety to neurological disorders. The full Listing of Impairments can be found here.
Why Are People Denied Social Security Disability
There are many reasons someone could be denied. It’s important to know what qualifications you must meet for your application to be approved for benefits. Denials can also stem from current drug and alcohol use, participating in fraud, a lack of supporting evidence, or a condition lasting less than a year. A Social Security Disability lawyer can tell you right away if you qualify or not and can help you understand the information you need in your file. Call Hoglund Law for a free case evaluation to have one of our attorneys answer your questions.
Have You Been Denied SSDI / SSI?
Facing a denial can give you a scare but know that it’s common for the SSA to deny an application. Luckily, there’s always an option to appeal. The most common reason people are denied is because of a lack of supporting evidence relating to your condition. If this is the case, file an appeal and take the time to make sure you have all the medical information in included in your file.
It’s helpful to have an attorney to review your file because they can help you strengthen the weak parts of your file. If you get a hearing for your appeal, a qualified disability lawyer is strongly advised. Statistically, you are more likely to win your case if you are adequately represented. An SSD attorney is advised during your hearing because they can proficiently cross examine witnesses, disprove false assumptions, and present arguments that help the judge see how your condition effects your life and ability to work. Attorneys at Hoglund Law have mastered the Social Security Disability process, including the hearing. We can help you get the benefits you and your family deserve. Call Hoglund Law today to schedule a free case evaluation.
Hoglund, Chwialkowski & Mrozik PLLC - Oak Creek, WI
7300 South 13th Street #104
Oak Creek, WI 53154
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 Oak Creek
An applicant can apply online, on the phone, or in person. The closest Social Security office to Oak Creek is located at 8455 W Layton Ave, Greenfield, WI 53228. If you are filing in person, make sure you allow yourself 25 minutes to an hour and a half. Also, bring with you the contact information for the hospitals and doctors that care for your condition, a list of medications prescribed to you for the condition, and contact information for your place(s) of employment for the past 15 years.
Collect as much information as possible prior to filing, but if you are short on a few items, you should file anyway. You can always add information to your file later. The sooner you file, the sooner your first paycheck can get to 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.
About Oak Creek, WI
Oak Creek, a suburb of Milwaukee, is named one of the best places to live and raise a family. Oak Creek offers a suburban feel outside of the big city of Milwaukee and has an excellent school district. Because of this, many families and young professionals live in Oak Creek.
Beautiful walking paths and parks fill the town, offering the fresh scent of greenery. New businesses are always popping up and give the population and their visitors new places to explore. Oak Creek gives its population a home where they feel at ease.