Columbus Social Security Disability Attorney
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are two federal benefits that can help those with disabilities. They protect individuals with unforeseen injuries, illnesses, and disabilities who can no longer earn a living. Obtaining these benefits, however, can be difficult. The Columbus injury attorneys at Elk & Elk have been filing Social Security benefits claims for clients for years. We can walk you through the process or handle an appeal on your behalf. Request a free consultation in Columbus today.
Why Choose Elk & Elk?
- Our firm is fully invested in our clients, ensuring you receive the care you deserve. We make sure to listen to your needs first before devising a comprehensive legal strategy.
- Our lawyers have helped clients with Social Security Disability claims in Ohio for over 50 years. We have plenty of experience with this process.
- Our firm understands the financial struggle you may be experiencing. We do not charge for our services unless we are successful with your disability claim.
Do You Need a Lawyer?
The Social Security Administration (SSA) denies most benefit claims the first time around. This leads to the appeal process. You have the power to appeal the SSA’s decision or to request a review of the denial, within 60 days of finding out that the administration has denied your claim. An attorney can help you file the Request for Reconsideration, complete with any additional documentation or paperwork that may help your case. Your lawyer can assist you through multiple stages of appeals, if necessary, until you achieve the benefits you need.
Types of Social Security Disability Benefits
People with disabilities or the inability to earn a living wage can turn to SSDI and SSI benefits to cover the gap. SSDI provides benefits to candidates who are under the age of 65 and who have earned enough work credits. SSI is for those who suffer a financial need. Candidates must own less than $2,000 in assets and have limited incomes to qualify for SSI benefits. Both types of Social Security Disability issues periodic checks to qualifying candidates to help cover living expenses, such as food and shelter. The amount received depends on the situation.
Qualifying disabilities to receive Social Security Disability benefits include blindness or any condition that severely limits the ability to do basic work for at least one year. If you can perform some basic work activities but not enough to earn more than $1,220 a month, you may qualify for benefits. The SSA will screen applicants based on evidence of their diagnoses, as well as on how much money they can currently earn. It is common for the SSA to deny most first-time Social Security Disability applicants.
How We Can Help
Hiring a lawyer can help you get through the benefits process successfully. With a lawyer’s assistance, you may be able to receive a claim acceptance on your first try. If not, your attorney can handle the paperwork and processes of an appeal. You can focus on medical treatments or other matters while your lawyer takes care of your Social Security Disability case. You can rest assured you will receive the best outcome available when a lawyer is guiding you through the process – saving you time and money.
Contact Our Social Security Disability Lawyers Today
Elk & Elk has the knowledge of Social Security Disability you need. We understand the common reasons for SSA denials, both medical and nonmedical. We can take care of the appeals process and ensure you receive the financial assistance to move forward. If you were recently involved in an unexpected disaster that left you unable to earn a living wage, contact Elk & Elk to discuss a Social Security Disability claim. You may be eligible to receive temporary or permanent financial benefits.