When you are a person living with a physical or mental disability, 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 a confusing application for disability benefits or how to appeal a Social Security or VA denial. Going to the local SSA or VA office means having to wait in long lines just to talk to someone. When you call on the phone, there’s another long wait before your call is answered. Improve the chances of your disability application or appeal being approved by utilizing our Veterans benefits and Social Security disability attorneys.
Applying For Disability Benefits Can Be Exhausting & Confusing. Let Our Family Run Firm Represent You.
Founding partner Tim Cuddigan began practicing law in 1975 and then in 1994 he formed Cuddigan Law to focus exclusively on Social Security and VA Disability. He saw a need to help those with disabilities qualify for the disability benefits they rightfully earned. He built Cuddigan Law into a successful law firm employing the very best attorneys and staff. After helping thousands of people win disability benefits, Tim retired at the end of 2023. Although he took a step back from day-to-day practice of the law, he continues to provide strategic support, mentoring, and advice to the firm.
Today, his son, Sean, carries on the mission of Cuddigan Law. He joined the firm in 2005. Sean Cuddigan is an accredited VA attorney and is a member of the The National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR), an association of attorneys and other legal advocates who represent applicants for both Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income. “The biggest enjoyment I get out of practicing law is making a difference in my client’s life,” Sean says. “There is no greater sense of accomplishment than to help a client get ready for a hearing, win the hearing, and to help the client get the financial support and medical benefits that they need. A lot of my clients really struggle during the disability process and it makes me happy to see them smile after they win their case.”
We represent Veterans throughout the United States. We serve the Social Security Disability needs of the western Iowa cities of Sioux City, Council Bluffs, Atlantic, Creston, and Shenandoah along with their neighboring communities. We also serve the Social Security needs of Nebraska including the cities of Omaha, Lincoln, Grand Island, Norfolk, Kearney, Nebraska City, Fremont, and the surrounding communities.
We stand by your side 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.
“How Can a Disability Attorney Help My Case?”
If you've been looking around for the disability lawyer that seems right for you, you may have noticed that some firms don't feel as personal as others...and that's because they aren't. We will give your case the attention it needs and you the respect you deserve. Both the SSA and VA conduct their claims process electronically and we are able to help you navigate this process.
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. From the very beginning, you are considered part of our family and will be treated that way.
Applying for disability benefits isn't as easy as filling out a few forms and then receiving your first check. The system is complex and confusing, and the rules are different for Social Security disability than they are for disability for Veterans. Because of that, an overwhelming number of initial applications are denied. The tremendous backlog of VA benefits applications has made national headlines lately, and two out of three first-time Social Security disability claims are denied. We understand how the entire process works and can determine which disability program you may qualify for, fill out your application, gather supporting medical records, work with your doctor and present the best case possible to the Social Security Administration or the VA.
Membership in National Advocates' Groups Keep Us on Top of Changing Rules and Regulations
The National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR) is an association of attorneys and other legal advocates who represent applicants for both Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income. The Cuddigan Law attorneys are sustaining members of National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, Sean Cuddigan has made presentations at the national conferences to educate other Social Security advocates.
The National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates is made up of attorneys and other qualified members all united in their dedication to advocating for the disabled Veterans of this nation. Sean Cuddigan has been an accredited attorney by the VA since 2008. We represent Veterans throughout the country.
Contact Us Today for a Free, No-Obligation Case Evaluation
If you need help with your disability benefits, we encourage you to give us a call at 402-933-5405 today for a completely free evaluation. We are available for phone appointments for those who are unable to travel to our office in Omaha..