Social Security Disability Lawyer
Guiding You Through Social Security Disability Claims
When a disabling condition prevents you from returning to work, you need financial help to support your family. If you’ve worked most of your life, paid Social Security taxes, and now you’re disabled, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.
You need help now. Unfortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) takes months to review initial applications and even longer to consider appeals. Call a Social Security Disability Lawyer at Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Burkham at (800) 775-1441 or complete a free initial consultation form. We may be able to help you get benefits faster.
Who Is Eligible?
Only certain individuals may qualify for benefits, and getting approved isn’t easy. Generally, if you meet the SSA’s requirements for these two earnings tests, you may qualify for benefits:
- Recent Work Test
The “recent work” test considers your age at the time you became disabled.
- Duration of Work Test
The “duration of work” test determines if you have worked long enough while paying Social Security taxes.
In addition to passing the work tests, you must also be able to prove that your medical condition is disabling. The SSA considers a number of different impairments disabling. The most common of those conditions are listed on the Listing of Impairments.
Benefits for Your Family
Certain members of your family may also be eligible for SSD benefits. These individuals may include your:
- Spouse (or divorced spouse under specific conditions)
If he or she is age 62 or older; or if he or she is any age and caring for your child who is younger than age 16 or is disabled.
- Unmarried child (child or adopted child and stepchild or grandchild under specific conditions)
If he or she is younger than age 18; younger than 19 and in elementary or secondary school full time; or older than age 18 and became disabled before reaching age 22.
Helping You Prepare Your Claim
The SSA follows strict guidelines when evaluating applications and appeals. If you don’t know what information to include in your application or appeal to properly and thoroughly cite your medical condition, you may be denied the benefits you’re owed. Our Social Security Disability Lawyers know how to prepare your claim, and we can explain the complex process to you.
At Sigman Janssen, we strive to get our clients the best results possible while helping them understand the legal process. We want you to feel confident that your claim is being handled by an experienced Social Security Disability Lawyer you can trust. Contact us today, and find out how we can help you and your family.