Social Security Disability
Helping people nationwide get the social security disability benefits they deserve.
Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI, is a Federal Program that provides aid to people who are unable to achieve gainful employment as a result of a permanent disability. SSDI is financed by the Social Security tax. Therefore, any person that qualifies as disabled according to the definition provided by Social Security Administration (SSA), and who has paid Social Security taxes long enough to achieve sufficient work credits, can qualify for SSDI.
Do You Qualify?
You must qualify for SSDI in order to receive benefits. CLICK HERE to find out what those qualifications are.
The Social Security Administration uses the “Blue Book,” which is an impairment listing manual used to determine whether a claimant is eligible to receive Social Security Disability or SSI. CLICK HERE to view the Blue Book conditions. It is important to realize that the name of the condition is not nearly as important as how disabling that condition is. For every condition there are varying degrees of seriousness. According to the Social Security Administration to qualify for SSI or SSDI benefits, your condition must interfere with your ability to achieve gainful employment.
If you believe you qualify for Social Security Disability you can apply for your disability benefits by submitting an initial application for disability benefits over the phone, online, or in person at any Social Security Administration office (SSA).
Talk to a Lawyer
Three out of four people are denied their Social Security Disability Benefits. That is where we come in. Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers will help you appeal your claim if you are denied. The appeals process consists of the Reconsideration Stage, Hearing Stage, Social Security Appeals Counsel and Federal District Court. Denials are common at the initial and all reconsideration stages. The appeals process is complicated, overwhelming and long. One small mistake and you could lose your appeal. Having an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer advocating for you can be very beneficial and significantly increases the likelihood of a positive outcome for your claim.