In south central Ohio, living with a disability can be treacherous.
Typically, individuals living live disabilities that effect their ability to work in south central Ohio are eligible for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). These programs, funded federally, aim to provide benefits on a monthly basis. These benefits include income and health insurance for people who cannot work due to their disability.
Unluckily, the Social Security Administration refutes a large percentage of Social Security Disability Income and Supplemental Security Income claims. In order to receive long-term disability assistance and supplemental income, individuals are often required to fight denials. This is an exhausting process for anyone, let alone an individual suffering from a disability. These denials occasionally result in taking an SSDI or SSI case all the way to court.
Social security disability attorneys with Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP have guided and represented Social Security Disability Income and Supplemental Security Income applicants throughout America since 1960. In fact, we were amongst the earliest law firms to prioritizing the often neglected and at-risk citizens and helping them take on SSDI application process.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is accessible to individuals both born with substantial disabilities and those who might have sustained a permanent injury or disability later in their life.
An applicant must meet the following requirements to qualify for SSDI:
There are limited exceptions to these guidelines, and you should consult with a Social Security Disability Income and Supplemental Security Income attorney to make sure you are eligible.
There is no stipulation on how, where, or why the disability was sustained, but it must considerably hamper a person’s performance ability in any type of income-earning work. A private insurance provider is usually the first step in handling work-related injuries or occupational illnesses that effect working ability for less than 12 months. The Ohio workers’ compensation program also handles these short-term cases.
Much like workers’ compensation claims, you will be required to present your medical records, employment records, and any information regarding your education or training with your initial application for SSDI. When you begin this process, there may be an expectation that you complete additional health evaluations. These exams may pertain to your physical or mental health and should be done by a provider trusted by the Social Security Administration.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a needs-based program. Individuals suffering from a physical or mental disability that has lasted or will last for a year, or is likely to lead to death, should qualify for Social Security Income. During the SSI application process, the applying individual will be asked to provide documentation regarding household income and expenses, investments and savings, and assets including vehicles and homes.
Disabled individuals often qualify for both SSDI and SSI. SSDI and SSI applications can be submitted at the same time. Consulting a Social Security Disability Income/Supplemental Security Income attorney will help you to determine which applications are appropriate for your situation.
Applying for SSDI benefits can be an anxiety inducing process. There are many forms to complete, and it can be hard to keep things straight. By working with an experienced, educated and considerate SSDI lawyer, you can ensure that all the necessary information is collected, organized and presented to the Social Security Administration.
If either of your applications are denied, it is crucial to appeal the denial quickly. Often these denials come with requests for additional information, which the attorneys at Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP will ensure is done as fast as possible. The team at Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP, has decades of experience fighting through the twists and turns of the SSDI/SSI programs, enabling us to react quickly and entirely.
Applying for SSDI and/or SSI can be challenging. The team at Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP knows that individuals applying for SSDI or SSI benefits are dealing with maintaining their health, as well as their finances. Our Social Security Disability and Social Security Income attorneys will take on tasks that could fall through the cracks or seem like insurmountable trials to our clients.
It is free to speak with an experienced and caring social security disability attorney at Barkan Meizlish DeRose Wentz McInerney Peifer, LLP. You can email questions to email@example.com or connect with us online to set up a FREE CONSULTATION. Additionally, you can call us in southern Ohio at 740-224-0008 or stop by our office located at 20 Executive Center Dr Suite F, Chillicothe, OH 45601.
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