The Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart works hard to put security back into Social Security Disability for our disabled clients. If you are disabled and have been denied Social Security Disability Benefits, call us and we can help. It won’t cost you anything to call us. We will work hard to obtain your disability benefits which may include referring you to physicians to document your disability, obtaining your medical records and representing you at the Social Security hearing. We even help our clients obtain Medicaid who do not have insurance. If you have questions about your Social Security claim, go to our FAQ below to answer those questions and protect your rights to disability. You have worked hard all your life and you deserve your Social Security benefits.
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If you are not able to work due to an injury, illness, or other disability that is likely to last at least 12 months or result in death, the Social Security Administration may provide financial assistance through the Social Security disability (SSD) program. This is like insurance for workers and is funded by all workers’ Social Security paycheck taxes. In order to receive benefits, applicants must meet certain work history criteria and demonstrate they are not able to perform any type of work for an extended period of time (12 months or longer).
The typical application processing time for a disability claim can take three to five months or more, so it is important that you apply for benefits as soon as you are aware that you have a condition that will prevent you from working for 12 months or more. You can apply for disability by visiting your local Social Security office, calling the Social Security Administration’s toll-free phone number at 1-800-772-1213, or online at socialsecurity.gov. Before applying, you need to gather all the information you can about your condition including medical records, lab & diagnostic imaging results, and the names/contact information of the physicians who have treated you. You will also need your Social Security Number, proof of your age, your employment history, and your most recent tax return.
Receiving SSD benefits can be a long, difficult process often involving turn-downs and appeals. Even though you are not required to retain an attorney for your Social Security disability claim, we highly recommend that you get help with this complex process. The Social Security Administration strictly defines “disability” and requires medical evidence proving you are not able to perform work of any kind. Just because you can no longer perform your old job does not mean you will win your disability claim.