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If you have questions about the Social Security Disability Insurance application process, whether you’ve already received a denial or have yet to file your application, you should contact the New Richmond social security disability lawyers at Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers for assistance. We have experience successfully representing individuals before the Social Security Administration and ensuring that they get the benefits they need to live productive lives.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) manages Social Security benefits, including disability, survivors and retirement. Individuals who cannot work due to a physical or mental disability may find relief through the disability section of Social Security. The SSA only offers assistance to those applicants who have long-term or fatal conditions.
There are two types of SSD benefits:
The main difference between the two types of benefits is the individual’s work experience. Social Security Disability Insurance is designated to support disabled individuals with work backgrounds. While SSI is for individuals who are disabled, have a lower income, and haven’t been in the workforce long enough.
It’s important to know that these two programs are separate, even though they are both administered by the SSA. Additionally, in particular situations, individuals could be eligible for both benefits.
You may be eligible for SSD benefits if:
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) involves a monthly benefit paid to eligible individuals who have certain medical conditions. In some cases, a person’s spouse, ex-spouse, and children will also qualify for SSDI Family Benefits.
If you suffer from a disability, applying for these benefits can prove overwhelming. You already have enough on your plate. At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, we help New Richmond residents navigate the application process, and when necessary, file an appeal. If you have questions about Social Security Disability benefits, call our New Richmond office for your free case evaluation.
Not everyone who has a disability will meet the Social Security Disability requirements.
To qualify, you must first meet two criteria.
While the above requirements constitute the initial criteria, the Social Security Administration (SSA) considers other requirements during an application review, including:
The SSA’s defines disability as “the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity (SGA) by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment(s) which can be expected to result in death or which has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months.”
Fourteen categories of impairments qualify an adult for Social Security Disability benefits:
You will need adequate documentation to demonstrate that you have one or more of these impairments. When you hire us to help with your application, we’ll work with you and your doctors to get all the paperwork that you need to prove that you qualify for benefits.
You have three options to apply for SSDI benefits:
You can apply on your own or have someone help you with the application process. The SSA strictly reviews all applications and doesn’t provide unrepresented individuals with any special treatment. In fact, on average, only 28 percent of initial claims receive approval.
When you work with Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, we’ll ensure the accuracy and completion of your application. While we can’t guarantee that the SSA will approve your application, we know what types of omissions can delay the process. Our attorneys know what a strong application looks like, so you may reduce your chances of receiving a technical or medical denial.
Prior to applying for benefits, you need to collect all information about your disability and employment. The SSA requires you to provide certain documents to prove the existence and severity of your medical condition. As we mentioned above, work experience is a critical factor in qualifying for SSDI, so you must present employment information as well.
Information about you:
Information about your disability or medical condition:
It’s essential that, if you haven’t been seeing a doctor regularly, you schedule a medical appointment. The longer it takes to acquire your medical information, the longer it will take to apply and have your claim processed.
Information about your work:
The following is a list of some but not all medical conditions that qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. To see a full list of physical and mental impairments that may be covered, head to the SSA’s website, or contact our experienced lawyers at Nicolet Law Firm. Some of these impairments include:
Even if you have a qualifying condition, you may still be denied disability benefits.
If you have applied for either SSDI or SSI but were denied, don’t be discouraged. Many first claims are denied, often due to minor technicalities. You have the right to appeal your Social Security Disability case.
Nicolet Law knows how to help with denied SSDI claims. We will analyze your denied claim and review your application. We can identify what went wrong and what the next steps will be. Our experienced lawyers can not only offer you trusted legal advice but provide you with comfort in knowing that all the administrative and complex legal processes are being handled by a professional.
At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, we believe that everyone has the right to apply for benefits and have competent legal representation. Social Security Disability benefits strengthen New Richmond by ensuring that residents have adequate income for housing and other necessities. We believe that no one should struggle simply because he or she cannot work due to a disability.
To that end, we follow all federal regulations for collecting payment. Our firm does not collect any fees unless you receive Social Security Disability benefits. It costs you nothing upfront to have us help you with your application or appeal.
The public often confuses Social Security Disability (SSDI) with Supplemental Security Income (SSI), largely due to the similarity of the acronyms. However, SSDI and SSI involve two different programs.
Supplemental Security Income pays benefits to individuals who:
The Supplemental Security Income program has a different application process.
If you received a denial letter, that doesn’t have to constitute the end of your story. You have the right to appeal. At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, we can help you with the appeals process, even if we didn’t work on your initial application.
The SSA denies some applications based on technical requirements. We can help you fix those errors and omissions and resubmit your application on time. We know what a solid application looks like, and we can help you compile evidence that establishes your disability. When appropriate, we may help you gather more evidence to support your claim.
While an appeal can prove frustrating, know that only a fraction of applications receives approval the first time around. In some cases, your benefits may apply retroactively if you win your appeal.
Our New Richmond office is on Madison Avenue, near W Richmond Way. Our office is only a few minutes from WI-65. We share a building with Spine Pro Chiropractic, The Press Room Fitness Center, and BlendSmart Smoothies.
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If your SSDI claim was denied, contact our disability lawyers at Nicolet Law Office. Our trusted attorneys will fight for the Social Security Disability benefits you deserve. If we handle your SSDI or SSI claim, we won’t collect fees unless we get your claim approved. Our New Richmond Social Security Disability lawyers make it easy for you to get answers about your SSDI application. Our firm takes calls 24/7 and offers free case evaluations. Contact us online or by calling (715) 226-6164 today for your appointment.
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