Social Security Disability Attorney Zanesville, Ohio

If you are living in Zanesville, Ohio and suffer from a permanent disability, you are likely eligible to apply for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). By providing monthly income and medical insurance, these federally funded programs help disabled individuals who are unable to work supplement their income. The SSDI attorneys at Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP, have been working with the often overlooked or neglected population of disabled Americans for over 60 years. Our experience with the Social Security Administration helps us to make sure you or your loved one’s application process is as easy as possible.

It is heartbreakingly common that the Social Security Administration denies SSDI and SSI applications frequently. It may take several attempted applications and potentially bringing your case to court to receive your SSDI or SSI benefits. Our Social Security Disability attorneys at Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP, will guide you through any appeal you may have to file, and help you receive your benefits.

The Zanesville, Ohio-area team at Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP is dedicated to making your SSDI and SSI application process simple and successful.

Who Can Apply for SSDI Benefits in Ohio?

The team at Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP, will partner with you and determine if you are a good candidate for SSDI benefits. There are a few important criteria that you must match in order to apply for SSDI benefits. These factors, with a few specific exceptions, are that you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States,
  • Have contributed monetarily to the Social Security system, or
  • Be the child or legal defendant of someone who has contributed to the Social Security system, and
  • Have a permanent disability, physical or mental, that prevents you from working for a minimum of 12 months or may result in death.

When you begin your application, you will be expected to provide documentation of your disability. The Social Security Disability Income attorneys at Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP, will help you gather your medical records, employment documentation, education records, and other required forms so that your application is submitted in full. There is a chance that the Social Security Administration will require you to partake in physical or mental assessments during your application process. The medical professionals who lead these assessments are chosen by the Social Security Administration.

The cause of your disability does not affect your eligibility for SSDI benefits. In fact, whether your disability has followed you throughout your entire life or occurred at some point down the line, you may still qualify for SSDI.  There are several instances where SSDI may not be best suited to handle your case. If your injury or illness occurred at work or while performing work-related activities, and only impaired your ability to work for under a year, it may be better solved through a workers’ compensation claim.

Who Might Qualify to Receive SSI in Zanesville, Ohio?

The Supplemental Security Income program is need-based. While you are in the SSDI application process, your attorney at Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP, will help you determine if you also qualify for SSI. If you do, your application may be able to be submitted simultaneously. The primary qualification for Supplemental Security income is that your disability must prevent you from working for a year or longer or have the potential to result in death.

The SSI application requires information about your assets and income. Working with an SSI attorney at Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP, will assure that you collect and submit all documentation properly. It is a common occurrence that applications get submitted with incomplete forms or missing parts. We understand that our clients are often in difficult situations when working on their applications and these minor mistakes can take a major toll on application progress. Our attorneys will work with you to take care of as many of the difficult tasks as possible during your application process.

How Our Zanesville, Ohio Area Social Security Disability Attorneys Can Help

The Social Security Disability Income and Supplemental Security Income application processes are frustrating and can leave an applicant feeling hopeless. The attorneys at Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP, recognize that our clients may be dealing with extreme hardships during this process, whether it be financial strain, emotional distress, or overall effects of their disability. If your application is denied, our attorneys will work quickly to figure out why the denial was received.

Lastly, the attorneys at Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP, are kind and care deeply about their clients and promise to prioritize simplifying the process as much as possible.

Let us know how we can be of service to you and your family. Request a FREE CONSULTATION with an SSDI attorney at the office of Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP, by calling 740-868-1186  or connecting with us online. We take cases throughout the state, and we can answer questions from anywhere via email at




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