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Social Security Disability Law

If you are unable to work because of a disability, you may be able to receive financial help from the Social Security Administration (SSA). The SSA provides financial assistance to disabled Americans through two programs – Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Depending on a person’s situation, they may qualify for one of these programs, allowing them to maintain a certain quality of life despite being financially hindered by their disability.

The Social Security Disability lawyers of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., may be able to help you if you have been unable to receive the Social Security disability payments you and your family need. To discuss your needs with us in more detail, and to learn more about how we may be able to benefit you, please contact us today by calling (303) 423-1770.

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The Social Security Disability Appeals Process

To receive SSD benefits you must first be sure you meet the guidelines and definitions of ‘disabled’ presented by the Social Security Administration. To ensure you have an authentic claim, meeting with a disability lawyer is recommended. Often, your first application attempt will be denied, however, you are entitled to an appeal. This appeal process may take a bit of time and generally, this is how it will go:

  • First appeal: allows you to have your case reconsidered
  • Second appeal: your case goes before an Administrative Law Judge
  • Final appeal: should your case be denied after the second appeal, your case can go before the Social Security Appeals Council in federal court


Social Security Disability Eligibility

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is insurance that is given to those who have consistently paid into their Social Security. In order to be eligible for SSD Insurance, you must have suffered an injury or illness that has made it impossible for you to work.

If you are considered disabled, unable to work in any field, under any circumstances, and your disability is expected to carry on for over one year, you may be eligible for SSDI.

A social security lawyer can prove that due to your mental or physical state, determined and diagnosed by accountable medical practices and doctors, you are unable to successfully and safely work for at least one year, and up to life. Your disability attorney will be able to provide the necessary documentation to support your claim.

In order to be considered disabled by the Social Security Administration (SSA), you must adhere to the following:

  • You can no longer do the work you were once able to do prior to your injury or illness
  • The SSA has determined that you are unable to do any kind of work due to your injury or illness
  • Your condition has been ongoing for at least a year or it has been determined by a medical doctor that your condition will last for over one year or your condition will result in death.


Necessary Documents to Apply for SSD

You should have access to several documents in order to apply for your Social Security Disability benefits efficiently:

Having these items and information readily available to you will offer a smoother process when applying for your SSD.

How We
Can Help

For nearly three decades, Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., has been dedicated to helping workers with disabilities get the financial help that they and their families need. We may be able to help you get the financial help you need through either of the two following programs:

  • Social Security Disability Insurance – this program pays benefits to people and their family provided they meet disability qualifications and have worked long enough/paid into the Social Security program for a specified period of time.
  • Supplemental Security Income – for people who are blind, disabled, or of a certain age, this program may provide additional income to meet basic life needs.

A social security lawyer can help determine whether you are eligible for any of these disability benefits:

  • Social Security Disability Insurance
  • Social Security Disability Insurance: disabled widow, widower, surviving divorced spouse
  • Social Security Disability Insurance: childhood disability
  • Supplemental Security Income
  • Supplemental Security Income: child’s disability

If you believe that you meet the qualifications for either of these programs and need help obtaining benefits, contact a qualified lawyer today to discuss how we can help.


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