Applying For Social Security Disability Can Be Exhausting and Confusing. Let an Omaha Disability Attorney Help.
When you are physically or mentally disabled, just getting through your life on a day-to-day basis can be a struggle. You should not have to worry about paying your bills and feeding your family, and you certainly shouldn't have to worry about understanding a confusing Social Security Disability application or how to appeal a denial. When you call Social Security there is a long wait for your call to be answered. At the local office there is a long wait to talk to a person. By seeking the help of an experienced disability attorney, you have a greater chance of successfully appealing your denial, or having your application approved the first time around.
At the Omaha office of Cuddigan Law, disability is the only legal area our firm handles. Working with attorneys Sean Cuddigan and Phil Martin, Attorney Tim Cuddigan has been strictly devoted to helping thousands of people across Eastern Nebraska and Southwestern Iowa with all of their Social Security disability needs for nearly 20 years. We can stick with you from your initial application all the way to federal court—or we can jump in if you tried to go it alone and feel you finally need some legal assistance.
Understanding the Difference Between SSDI and SSI Benefits
If your disability will prevent you from working for 12 months or longer, you may be entitled to government benefits. Understanding these benefits can be a challenge, but there are two major programs available for disabled individuals through the Social Security Administration:
- Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Benefits available to individuals who have "paid into" the Social Security fund for five of the past ten years.
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Benefits available for low-income and low-resource individuals who do not qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits.
People eligible for governmental assistance suffer from a wide range of painful disabilities, including multiple sclerosis, mental illness, heart problems, cancer, back problems, fibromyalgia, migraines, arthritis, chronic pain, and anxiety.
How an Omaha Social Security Disability Lawyer Can Help You
If you've been looking around for a SSDI lawyer, you may have noticed that some firms don't feel as personal as others...and that's because they aren't. There are many disability websites that will collect your information and send your case to subscribing attorneys across the nation. Someone from that national firm will fly out to Omaha on the day of your hearing, and you will never meet with him in person before that. The worst part? They will almost always send a representative—not an attorney. That is because you do not have to be licensed to practice law in order to appear in front of the Social Security Administration.
Do you really want to entrust one of the most important days of your life to someone you've never met, who isn't legally licensed to practice law?
Cuddigan Law does not have a call center, and you will never have to deal with a random person who doesn't care about you. From the very beginning, you are considered part of our family and we will look forward to meeting with you face-to-face on a regular basis.
Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance isn't as easy as filling out a few forms and then receiving your first check. The system is complex and confusing. Because of that, two out of three first-time Social Security disability claims are denied. A Social Security lawyer understands how the entire process works and can help fill out your application, gather supporting medical records, work with your doctor and present the best case possible to the Social Security Administration.
Contact the SSDI and SSI Lawyers at Cuddigan Law
If you need help with your Social Security disability benefits, we encourage you to give us a call at 402-933-5400 today for a completely free evaluation. Our Social Security disability claims law firm is conveniently located in Omaha, making it easily accessible to individuals from Lincoln to Council Bluffs. We are available for evening and weekend appointments, and if you are unable to visit our office and you live in the Omaha area, we will be happy to travel to your home for a meeting.