When your disability is preventing you from working, time is not on your side. You're suffering and unable to make money, but the mortgage payments and bills just keep on coming. On top of that, when you apply for disability you have to go through a complicated application process, wait three to five months, and then possibly find out you've been denied.
Trying to apply for benefits or to appeal denials on your own can take months and months and may never end with the resolution you are looking for. By working with one of the experienced disability attorneys of Cuddigan Law, you have a much better chance of having your application accepted on the first try, or successfully appealing a denial. Two out of three first-time Social Security disability applications are denied; working with a lawyer will give you a fighting shot at collecting the benefits you so desperately need.
Do You Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits?
If you think you qualify for disability benefits from Social Security, you will first need to determine if you will be applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Simply put, SSDI is an option for individuals who have worked at least five of the last ten years and have paid into the Social Security system; SSI is for low-income individuals who have not paid into the Social Security system.
Aside from the type of disability benefits you will be applying for, you also need to have a qualifying physical condition or mental disorder eligible for disability benefits. Our clients often suffer from a variety of illnesses and conditions, including:
- Spinal disorders
- Heart disease
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Hip and knee injuries
- Muscle and bone disorders
- Chronic migraines
- Strokes and other neurological disorders
Some conditions, like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and seizures can be harder to prove, but our law firm will not be deterred and will work tirelessly to help you collect your disability benefits. The overall theme of any kind of disability that you are suffering from is that it must be total disability; the Social Security Administration does not pay out benefits for partial disability or short-term disability.
Our Attorneys Make Sure You Don't Miss Out on the Disability Benefits You've Earned
If we had to describe the Social Security Disability application process in three words, we'd choose complex, confusing, and frustrating. There's nothing easy about applying or appealing a denial and you should not leave any part of receiving disability benefits to chance.
Contact Our Social Security Disability Lawyers Today for a Free Claim Evaluation
At the Nebraska law firm of Cuddigan Law, Social Security disability is all we deal with—all day, every day. It is our only area of legal practice and we've been doing it for over 20 years. If there's anyone who can get that disability check in your hand, it's us.
Our Omaha Social Security disability lawyers can help individuals throughout Nebraska or the Council Bluffs or Southwest Iowa area at any point during the SSDI or SSI process. We will help fill out your paperwork, collect medical records, call doctors, and appeal application denials. Just contact us for a completely free consultation and we will evaluate your case and let you know how we can help. Call our office at 402-933-5405 or (402) 261-4005 or contact our disability lawyers now by completing a contact form on our website.