If you are ill or have been injured and are unable to work, you may be eligible for benefits through the federal government in the form of SSDIB or SSI benefits. Unfortunately, the process from start to finish is often incredibly complex. Consider working with a Perrysburg Social Security Disability attorney from Schaffer & Associates to give yourself the best chance at an approved claim.
Our attorneys are well-versed in Social Security Disability law and your rights. When you work with us, we can help you organize the necessary documents to file a claim. In the event your initial claim is denied, we can guide you through the appeals process to obtain the compensation you need.
What Are Social Security Disability Laws?
Americans with disabilities have the right to file a claim with the Social Security Administration (SSA) to seek monthly benefits if they are unable to seek gainful employment. Two of the programs offered by SSA are Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits (SSDIB) and Supplemental Security Income Benefits (SSI):
- SSDIB is available to individuals with disabilities who have work credits – which are earned by working with an employer who takes money from wages to contribute to Social Security.
- SSI is available to disabled individuals with limited income and resources.
The SSA evaluates disabilities by their severity. Various conditions may qualify you for benefits such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, congestive heart failure, chronic respiratory disorders, or an intellectual disorder. If you have multiple disabilities, the combined impact of your conditions may be enough to qualify you for benefits.
You will need to undergo medical examinations and testing to confirm your diagnosis and obtain a prognosis. Current and well documented medical treatment is crucial to win your case. Individuals awarded benefits can typically continue to receive benefits for as long as their disability interferes with their ability to work.
Regardless of your situation, you will benefit from understanding what the application process entails, and what to expect once you submit your initial application. In Ohio, staff at the Division of Disability Determination (DDD) of the Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) review applications submitted by Ohio residents. Applications may be filed online, by phone, or in-person at your local Social Security office. Attorneys are able to file initial applications for SSDIB as well.
How Can a Social Security Disability Attorney Help?
Every disability claim in Ohio is reviewed by multiple parties, including disability specialists, a team of Disability Claims Adjudicators, and medical professionals. Each claim is evaluated against federal medical eligibility criteria. The review process can take months.
While you can file an application on your own, it is often in your best interest to seek counsel from a Perrysburg Social Security Disability attorney. With a lawyer by your side, you can rest assured that your case will be handled promptly and properly. Your lawyer will be able to manage your claim, ensuring everything proceeds as quickly and smoothly as possible.
Social Security Disability Services We Offer
When you seek guidance and representation from a Perrysburg Social Security Disability attorney from Schaffer & Associates, you can rest assured your claim will be handled with the utmost detail and care. We recognize the complexities of the SSD system, and we are prepared to take your case in stride and help you get on the road to receiving benefits.
SSDIB and SSI requirements differ; income and disability designation may play a role in determining your eligibility. We can review your case and explain if you are a candidate based on the existing laws.
Submitting an Application
The application process is complex. When you work with a lawyer, you will understand exactly what documentation you need to limit delays.
Filing an Appeal
It is all too common for initial SSDIB and SSI claims to be denied. If your application is rejected, we can explain your right to file an appeal, guide you through the process, and provide representation during your hearing.
Applying for Benefits Over 50
If you are over the age of 50, you may be wondering if applying for or receiving SSDIB or SSI will impact your retirement. We evaluate every client on a case-by-case situation to determine what factors may affect your right to benefits.
No matter what type of situation you are dealing with, a Perrysburg Social Security Disability attorney is here to provide you with legal guidance and advice. All you need to do is schedule a consultation.
Schedule a Consultation With Schaffer & Associates
Schaffer & Associates helps individuals and families all across the state of Ohio with Social Security Disability claims. If you are seeking benefits, you can improve your chances of approval when you work with a Perrysburg Social Security Disability attorney.
Our legal team understands the complexities of the Social Security system. When you work with us, we will ensure you are aware of your rights and how best to proceed to protect your future. We will also help you avoid common pitfalls to ensure your approval chances are not jeopardized. Schedule a case evaluation today to learn more about the benefits of working with our attorneys.