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Social Security Disability

Disability benefits pay workers who meet the statutory requirements during their time of disability. There are four statutory requirements that an applicant must meet to receive Social Security Disability benefits. The applicant must have a physical or mental condition that prohibits them from “engaging in any ‘substantial gainful activity.’” The applicant’s condition must last for at least twelve months or result in death. The applicant must be younger than sixty-five and they must have worked the statutorily required amount of time.

Whether the applicant is disabled is determined by the Social Security Administration. In making the determination, the doctors and disability specialists will look at both the applicant’s medical condition and work history. There are four factors the Administration considers when investigating the applicant’s medical condition. The Administration will look at: what the condition is, when the condition started, how it limits activity, and what sort of tests and treatments have been done. There are four factors the Administrators will consider when investigating the applicant’s work history. The factors include:

  • Whether the applicant is currently working
  • What kind of work the applicant did prior to becoming disabled
  • Whether the applicant can continue to work in their current job
  • Whether the applicant can work in other fields

Sometimes even when an applicant is disabled and unable to work the Social Security Administration will deny the application. In this situation, the applicant can appeal this decision. There are four different levels of appeal:

  • The initial appeal is called a reconsideration and is conducted by an expert who did not make the initial decision
  • The second level of appeal is done by an Administrative Law Judge
  • The third level of review is conducted by the Appeals Council
  • The final level of review is provided by the Federal Court

An experienced attorney can help applicants through all levels of the appeals process. If you would like to speak with an expert to discuss whether your disability claim was wrongfully denied, complete the form and one of our attorneys will contact you
or call (800) 529-3476.

Appealing denied social security disability benefits highlights:

  • Average application for Social Security Disability benefits takes three to eight months to complete
  • If the application is denied it will take approximately another three months for an appeal to be heard for the first time
About Appealing Denied Social Security Disability Benefits

Hiring a Social Security Attorney Makes Good Sense.

Lawyers receive 25% of the back benefits up to $6,000 which has been set by law. We only collect fees after you have been awarded benefits. SSA will pay us out of your first check for benefits.

  • All aspects of your case including complicated paper work will be handled professionally
  • An experienced attorney knows what proof the social security system requires
  • Statistically claimants that are represented by an attorney are much more likely to win their claim
  • Using legal help eliminates both the necessity of waiting in long government lines and the chance that a government clerk's incorrect notation on your condition jeopardizes your claim

1-800-Law-Firm is here to help.

1-800-LAW-FIRM'S experienced attorneys will handle your Social Security Disability or SSI Claim at any stage in the process including application and appeals. We will:

  • Provide you with a thorough evaluation of your Social Security Disability or SSI Claim
  • Prepare you for any Social Security required hearings
  • Make sure you receive all the Social Security Disability and/or Disability benefits you are entitled to.
  • Obtain from Social Security the benefit amount you can expect to collect
  • Act as your liaison with the Social Security Administration
  • Help you complete and process all paperwork and applications for your disability claim
  • Investigate all medical documentation and obtain additional reports for your Social Security Disability or SSI Disability Claim

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