Social Security Disability and Supplemental Income Attorneys in Lancaster, Ohio

Sustaining a permanent injury or disability in southern Ohio can feel like a dead end. This is not the case. The federally funded Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs may be an option for you. These programs aim to provide resources, such as income and insurance, for people who cannot work due to their disabilities. Social Security Disability attorneys at Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP are here to help you navigate the SSDI and SSI application process.

Beginning the SSDI and SSI application is the first step in many. It is an unfortunate truth that the Social Security Administration denies SSDI and SSI applications regularly, and your initial application will be one of these. Successfully receiving federal long-term disability benefits and supplemental income often requires fighting through several appeals. You may even have to go to court if this happens.

Social Security Disability lawyers at Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP pride ourselves on our long-standing dedication to working with the most vulnerable and often mistreated members of society. Our Social Security Disability attorneys help with the entire SSDI/SSI application process. Our attorneys are dedicated to their clients and helping them navigate the harsh SSDI application process.

Who Is Eligible To Apply For SSDI Benefits?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is available to disabled individuals who may not be able to work in the national economy. These conditions can be onset at birth or incurred at any point in an applicant’s life.

To qualify, a person must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen,
  • Have paid into the Social Security system or be the child or legal defendant of an individual who has, and
  • Suffer from a condition that has kept or will keep them out of work for a minimum of a year or is likely to result in death.

There are few, very specific exceptions to these guidelines. Your SSDI/SSI attorney at Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP, will help you determine if you meet any of these exceptions and determine how to move forward with your application. In the case that your injury was work-related or the result of an occupational illness, private insurance policies and the Ohio workers’ compensation program are more appropriate solutions than SSDI or SSI. These agencies handle illnesses or injuries that affect an individual’s ability to work for under a year.

Once your application process is started, you will be asked to provide documentation of treatment and medical history, relevant employment history, and details on your education and training. You should also anticipate that during your Social Security Disability benefits application process, you might be subjected to a physical or mental assessment. A medical professional chosen by the Social Security program will conduct these evaluations. Through collaboration with a Social Security Disability attorney at Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP, you will be able to complete these tasks.

Who Might Qualify to Receive SSI?

The federally funded Supplemental Security Income program is strictly need based. To qualify for the program, an individual suffering from a disability anticipated to last at least 12 months or potentially result in death. As you work on your application, make sure you are ready to submit documentation regarding your household expenses, as well as investments, savings, and properties you might have. This includes vehicles and homes. All this information will be submitted with your application.

It is common that disabled individuals apply for Social Security Disability Income and Supplemental Security Income concurrently. By working with a SSDI/SSI attorney, you will have help every step of the way throughout your application process. Your attorney will also help determine if applying for both is the right choice for you.

How a Social Security Disability Attorney Can Help

The application process for Social Security Disability is stressful and difficult. Often, aspects of applications incomplete upon submission, resulting in application denials. Joining forces with an highly qualified and caring SSDI lawyer, will ensure each part of your SSDI/SSI application is suitably compiled for presentation to the Social Security Administration.

If your application is denied, the SSDI/SSI attorneys at Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP will make sure that your appeal is submitted promptly, along with any additional or missing information. Our years of working through the bureaucracy of the SSDI and SSI programs has made us capable of quickly responding and correcting these mistakes.

The federal disability application process is challenging. We recognize that our clients are already dealing with a variety of challenges in their lives, many of which are caused by their disability. Our SSDI and SSI lawyers will take on many of the responsibilities that could fly under the radar in high stress situations, and ensure your tasks are completed in time.

Contact a Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income Attorney

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