Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
Frederick Law Offices, PLLC is committed to helping clients obtain the Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits they deserve. It is devastating to be so injured or ill that you are unable to work. This situation can be made even more difficult if your inability to work impacts your standard of living. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a part of the United States Social Security program that provides financial assistance to those who are unable to work due to a serious medical condition. But, obtaining social security benefits can be tricky and it is therefore important to retain an experienced attorney before applying.
Not everyone is eligible for SSDI. To be considered eligible, you must meet the following requirements:
- Suffer from a serious medical condition which renders you disabled under the government’s definition;
- The medical condition causes you to be unable to work before the age of 65 and for more than one year; and
- You have paid into the Social Security System in a qualifying position for 5 of the 10 years preceding your injury.
- A monthly cash stipend during the time you are disabled;
- Medicare health insurance after 24 months of SSDI benefits; and
- Auxiliary benefits for certain family members.
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The attorneys at Frederick Law Offices, PLLC assist clients during the initial application process and in the appeal of applications that were denied. If retained to file the initial application, they put together the most comprehensive case possible to give you the best chance of being initially approved for benefits. They meet with clients throughout the process and are always available by phone to address any questions or concerns. They also request and review all medical records, correspond with health care providers and can even help you find a specialist, if necessary. The staff fills out all of the necessary paperwork and includes the necessary documents with the application. They also work directly with the Social Security Administration, saving you time and frustration during this time-consuming process.
If your application is initially denied and it is determined appropriate to appeal, they will file all appeals requests and represent you at all interviews and hearings. The attorneys will question witnesses and prepare all legal documents in support of your case. The firm will even appeal to a Federal court if necessary.
Frederick Law Offices, PLLC represents people with a wide variety of medical conditions including, but not limited to:
- Orthopedic conditions
- Pulmonary disorders
- Heart and vascular disorders
- Neurological disorders
- Cancer and other illnesses
- Blood disorders
- Mental health conditions
- Sleep disorders
They offer a free consultation during which they will advise you as to whether or not you should pursue SSDI benefits. Frederick Law Offices does not get paid unless you receive benefits.
If you or someone you love is suffering from a medical condition and is unable to work, they may be entitled to SSDI benefits.
Disability Benefit Appeals
Why Are Disability Benefits Denied?
Applications for disability benefits can be denied for any number of reasons. To qualify
for benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance Program , <- go to that page, for example, it is necessary to have paid into the Social Security system through income tax deductions and acquired sufficient work credits. One of the leading reasons claims are denied is that the applicant did not have the requisite number of credits. Additionally, if the medical condition is not believed to cause sufficiently restrictive work limitations disability may be denied..Moreover, claimants are also required to undergo an examination by a doctor chosen by the SSA whose findings may not concur with the treating physician. Finally, a disability benefits application involves an extensive amount of paperwork, which includes completing questionnaires and submitting detailed medical records and reports. If there are any mistakes or omissions, the claim will be denied. In any event, when an application is denied, the claimant receives a notice of denial from a local Disability Determinations Service (DDS) office. The notice will include a reason for the denial and also inform the applicant of his or her right to appeal the decision.
Disability Benefit Appeals Attorney
At Frederick Law Offices, we act as dedicated advocates of the disabled and work tirelessly to help them obtain the benefits they deserve. We are well versed in the SSA’s eligibility rules for disability benefits and have extensive experience helping our clients navigate the appeals process. Did you know that chances for obtaining disability benefits greatly improve when you are represented by an experienced disability benefits attorney?
We understand that coping with a physical or mental impairment can be a tremendous burden and dealing with the SSA system is a daunting challenge. Our legal team can help to lift that burden and will offer you caring, efficient service. Moreover, we work on a contingency basis, which means that you will not pay any attorney’s fees unless your appeal prevails. Over our many years of practice, we have gained recognition for fighting to protect the rights of the disabled.