Social Security Disability Attorney Cleveland, Ohio

If you are living in Cleveland, Ohio and have become permanently disabled, you are likely eligible to apply for federally funded benefits. Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are programs specifically developed to provide disabled individuals receive benefits. Health insurance and a monthly stipend are two of the primary benefits individuals who are approved for SSDI and/or SSI receive. If denied or just have questions, our Cleveland Social Security Disability attorney can help. Get your FREE CONSULTATION now.

The amount of applications that are denied by the Social Security Administration is shockingly high. Even though the type of disability a person lives with does not influence whether the individual will be approved, the Social Security Administration heavily scrutinizes applications. It can take several attempts before an application is approved. By working with a Cleveland Social Security Disability attorney at Barkan Meizlish, LLP, you can count on having someone by your side throughout the entire application process.

The Cleveland-area Social Security Disability lawyers at Barkan Meizlish, LLP, have been working with clients on SSDI and SSI applications for over sixty years. Our partnership with our clients is based in communication and trust, and we pride ourselves in our long-standing work with vulnerable populations across Ohio. Navigating the Social Security Disability program is hard, and our Cleveland Social Security attorney is here to ease the process as much as possible.

Who Can Apply for SSDI Benefits?

Individuals who have lived with disabilities from birth and individuals who have become disabled later in their lives alike may qualify for Social Security Disability Income. However, there are specifications that an applicant must fit into. As an applicant, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States,
  • Have a physical/mental disability that prevents you from working for a year or more or might result in death, and
  • Have paid into the Social Security system or be the child or legal defendant of a person who has paid into Social Security.

There are some exceptions to these guidelines, and during the application process, your attorney will help you make sure you are taking all the appropriate steps. The primary qualification for the disability an applicant suffers from is that it impairs their ability to work whether the disability has been a lifelong condition or occurred later in life. However, workplace injuries or illnesses that do not have permanent effects on a person’s ability to work might be better handled by a workers’ compensation or private insurance claim.

The Social Security Disability Income application requires an applicant to submit medical records and treatment history that pertain to their disability, as well as employment documentation and other education details. As the application process moves forward, many applicants are asked to partake in medical assessments conducted by trusted medical professionals. These assessments evaluate both mental and physical conditions.

Who Might Qualify to Receive SSI?

People living with substantial disabilities often qualify for Social Security Disability Income and Supplemental Security Income. The applications may even be completed at the same time, depending on the applicant’s situation. Supplemental Security Income is a needs-based program, with the primary qualifications being that the disability in question prevents an application from working for a year minimum or has a likely outcome of death. The Supplemental Security Income application requires documentation of investments, household income, expenses, and other such holdings. The Cleveland SSI attorneys at Barkan Meizlish, LLP, will aid you in gathering the correct information and determining which programs you qualify for.

How a Cleveland Social Security Disability Attorney Can Help

When you begin your Social Security Disability Income and/or Supplemental Security Income application, you may find yourself overwhelmed or scared. It is not an easy process, and the Social Security Administration can be unhelpful. Making sure all your documents are filled out and submitted on time is a challenge, and if even a small piece is missing, the Social Security Administration may deny your application. Your Cleveland SSDI/SSI attorney at Barkan Meizlish, LLP, will work to take some of the burdensome aspects of your application off your shoulders.

If your application is denied, our skilled Cleveland Social Security Disability attorneys will act quickly to appeal the denial. Our experience with the Social Security Disability Income and Supplemental Security Income systems has prepared us for all possible outcomes when it comes to your application, and how to move forward. The team of Cleveland SSDI/SSI attorney at Barkan Meizlish, LLP, know that when it comes to applying for SSDI and SSI benefits, our clients are already going through hard times. We will do our best to ease you through the process and get you your well-deserved benefits.

Let our Social Security Disability attorneys know how we can be of service to you and your family. Request a FREE CONSULTATION with an SSDI attorney at the Cleveland, Ohio, offices of Barkan Meizlish DeRose Wentz Mclnerney Peifer, LLP, by calling (800)-274-5297 or connecting with us online. We take cases throughout the state, and we can answer questions from anywhere via email at info@barkanmeizlish.com.

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