Many Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) applications are initially denied by the Social Security Administration. We help our clients obtain these vital benefits.

Social Security is administered by the independent agency, the United States Social Security Administration. The United States SSA is a social insurance program which consists of survivor’s benefits, disability benefits, and retirement benefits. In order to qualify for the majority of these benefits, Social Security taxes are paid out on worker’s earnings. The claimant’s benefits are based on the wage earner’s contributions.

In order to ensure efficiency and consistency of treatment of Social Security beneficiaries across the broad bureaucracy, the United States SSA has put together a very large directory known as the Program Operations Manual System (POMS) which details the large majority of all aspects of SSA’s internal operations. This book describes through vast details and points a high number of scenarios commonly encountered by SSA workers, and the strict policies and procedures that apply to each situation or scenario.

Disability Benefits Overview

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD) is a federal program that many workers pay into from each of their paychecks. If your work history and tax contributions qualify, you are entitled to receive financial benefits if you become disabled and cannot work. Unfortunately, over half of the claims are initially denied by the government. You need an experienced law firm, like Lake Cook Law Group to help you through the appeal process and give you access to benefits that are rightfully due to you. Whether you have been denied benefits or have yet to submit a claim, our law firm can help move your case forward.

SSD Claim Filing

SSD claims are often denied because not all the required information was provided or documents were missing. This does not mean that you are not rightfully owed the insurance. Because the laws are complex and submitting a claim can be confusing, it is advisable to have an attorney help you with your case when you first apply. This can save you the hassle of having to appeal a denied claim, which can be a lengthy process. Our attorneys can help you get it right the first time. We can also determine, if you do not qualify for SSD, that you might qualify for Supplemental Security Income instead.

SSD Claim Appeal

If you have been denied Social Security Disability benefits, it would serve you well to contact a social security claims attorney immediately because you are only given a short period of time to appeal the denial. Our attorneys move the case along by quickly gathering missing medical evidence, making sure that appropriate forms are complete and accurate, and supplying the needed information to give your appeal the best chance. We do appeals on a contingency basis of all past-insurance money due to you, meaning if we don’t win, you don’t pay.