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, our Dayton Social Security disability lawyers
can represent you through each of the four stages of appeal, including:
- 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.