Dayton Social Security Disability Attorney

Am I eligible for Social Security Disability benefits?

According to information provided by the Social Security Administration, the average American adult has a 3-in-10 chance of becoming disabled at some point. If this has happened to you, you may be entitled to claim benefits from the Social Security Disability Insurance program, which provides a social safety net to most workers in our country. Provided that you have worked a sufficient number of years at jobs where your income was subject to the Social Security payroll deduction, you are most likely eligible to apply for disability benefits.

How the Process Works

The Disability Determination Services staff in the local SSA office will review your application to determine whether or not you have a qualifying disability. Any type of physical or mental illness or injury which makes it impossible for you to continue working at your current job or some other suitable substitute employment for at least a year is potentially eligible for benefits. Conditions which are expected to result in the death of the claimant are also classified as being eligible.

Fighting for Your Right to Disability Benefits

The unfortunate fact is that out of the 2.5 million new claims for SSD benefits every year, approximately two-thirds are denied. The SSA staff are prone to make mistakes in reviewing applications, and due to the extreme volume of claims they receive they rarely have time to conduct the proper follow up to clarify errors on the application or a lack of sufficient information. For this reason, it is highly advisable that you hire a Dayton Social Security disability attorney to assist you with your claim, both in gathering the proper information and correctly filling out your application to avoid a wrongful denial and in appealing a denial and fighting to help you secure the benefits you deserve.

If your claim is rejected, an experienced attorney from Gounaris Abboud, LPA can represent you through each of the four stages of appeal, including:

  • Reconsideration
  • Hearing before the Administrative Law Judge
  • Taking the case to the SSA Appeals Council
  • Filing an appeal in Federal Court

We know how important it is for you to begin receiving benefits with a minimum of delay, and will work to expedite the claims process and recover back benefits if your claim is approved. Contact our Dayton personal injury lawyers now to learn more about how we can help and to allow us to begin working on your claim.