Social Security Disability benefits provide a valuable resource for those who are no longer able to work because of a disabling condition or illness. Unfortunately, getting the benefits you may be eligible for is a difficult and complex process – the majority of applicants are denied benefits the first time they apply.
Having an experienced Phoenix Social Security Disability lawyer on your side can greatly improve your chances of getting the benefits you need. Whether you are just starting your Social Security Disability application or if your claim has already been denied, we can help.
At Dayes Law Firm PC, we focus our entire legal practice on helping disabled individuals and their families obtain the benefits they deserve. With detailed knowledge of the Social Security Disability application, we can guide you seamlessly through the entire process.
Schedule a free, no obligation consultation today to find out more about how we can help you. We do not get paid unless you do.
Call 1-800-503-2000 today for a free consultation.
Qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits
There are two types of disability programs available through the Social Security Administration (SSA): Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Each has different requirements for eligibility, but both require applicants to meet the SSA’s definition of disabled.
A person may be considered disabled if:
- The individual is unable to do the work he or she did before
- He or she cannot adjust to another type of work
- The disability has lasted or is expected to last at least 12 months
Based on your medical records and ability to work, the SSA will determine if you are eligible to receive SSDI or SSI benefits.
The SSA understands that certain conditions are almost always debilitating and will prevent an individual from working. Because of this, it maintains a “blue book” of impairment listings. If your condition is listed in this blue book, your SSDI application will likely be approved.
Although it becomes more difficult to qualify for benefits if your disability is not included in the listing of impairments, you may still be eligible for benefits based on additional medical documentation.
Our Phoenix Social Security Disability lawyers can help you gather all of the necessary documentation to demonstrate that your debilitating condition prevents you from working.
The Social Security Disability Application Process
Accurately putting together your Social Security Disability application can be a tedious process. Because applications are often denied for a minor error or missing information, it is vital that you take the time to make sure that all of the information in your application is complete and accurate.
Having our Phoenix Social Security Disability lawyers by your side throughout this process can help ensure that you have all of the necessary information and paperwork included in your first application. This can help better your chances for approval.
If your claim has been denied, our experienced attorneys can review your application to identify and fix any errors that may have led to your denial. We can also seek additional medical records and supporting documentation that can help build a strong claim on your behalf.
Contact us today for help applying for benefits or appealing a denied claim.
Many people do not realize that they have the option to appeal a denied claim. Often individuals who have been denied benefits will immediately give up and will not apply again.
Most applicants are denied benefits on their first application, yet are approved later in the appeals process. If you do not immediately appeal your claim, you may miss out on important benefits.
With years of experience handling SSDI and SSI applications, we are well-versed in the entire appeals process and can help you fight for the benefits you deserve.
There are four levels of the appeals process and without an experienced attorney, it can be difficult to successfully navigate each level. Our Phoenix Social Security Disability lawyers can guide you through each step, which includes:
- Reconsideration review
- Hearing before an administrative law judge
- Hearing before the Appeals Council
- Lawsuit in federal district court
Regardless of where you may currently be in the appeals process, we can help make sure you have a strong case and a staunch advocate on your side the entire time.
Contact Our Phoenix Social Security Disability Lawyers
If you are currently applying for Social Security Disability benefits or if your SSDI claim has been denied, the Phoenix Social Security Disability lawyers at Dayes Law Firm PC can help you get the benefits you need. We understand the frustrations you may be experiencing and can help alleviate some of the stress of applying for much-needed benefits.
Contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation to learn more about how we can help you.
Call 1-800-503-2000 or complete a Free Case Evaluation form.