If a physical or mental health disability is keeping you out of work, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. Obtaining those benefits, however, is a difficult process, full of red tape and complex filing requirements.
The good news: You don’t have to face this process alone.
At Schaffer & Associates LPA, we can help you with all aspects of your SSD claim or appeal. We understand how hard it is to be out of work due to a disability. Our clients are hardworking people who have fallen on difficult times, and our greatest satisfaction comes from helping them secure the benefits they need and deserve.
Proving Your Disability
If you have been disabled for at least 12 months or expect your disability to last at least 12 months, you may be eligible for benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) considers claims for a broad range of physical and mental health impairments, including:
- Heart disease
- Spinal cord injuries
It may be obvious to you and your loved ones that you are disabled and unable to maintain employment, but the SSA needs to see documented evidence of your disability before it will approve your claim. This is why it is so important to have an experienced SSD attorney guiding you through the process.
We know which types of evidence the SSA is likely to find compelling and can make the strongest possible case for your benefits.
What If My Claim Was Denied?
If your SSD claim has been denied, do not despair. The overwhelming majority of initial claims are denied. Your best chance of obtaining benefits is during the SSD appeals process.
We can provide you with guidance and advocacy throughout the process, including filing your initial claim as well as any necessary written appeals or hearings.
We Are Here For You
Our lawyers are here to take this legal burden off your shoulders so that you can focus on treating your disability. To learn more about how we can help you with your disability claim, contact our Toledo law offices by telephone at 419-350-8277 or reach us online.