Disability Attorneys of Southern Illinois
Disability Attorneys. Disability claims can be challenging. They might as well be known as insurmountable claims if done by yourself. Whether it is Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability, or Social Security Disability for Children, Drummond Law has experienced disability attorneys to help make things far more attainable.
If you or a loved one have limited resources and may qualify for Social Security due to a disability, don’t go about it alone. Your disability attorneys at Drummond Law are dedicated to getting you the benefits you deserve. Call us today at 800-842-0426 or contact us here.
Disability Attorneys: How Do I Qualify for Social Security?
More than 65 percent of first-time Social Security Disability applications are denied. The process involves thousands of rules, regulations, procedures, and a bevy of crossed T’s and dotted I’s. It is a legal system in and of itself, with its own courts and judges that decide who gets disability benefits. A great deal of these denials come from mistakes filling out the application. You need to get a disability attorney from Drummond Law in your corner from the very beginning. The Social Security Administration considers you to have a qualifying disability if all of the following three instances are true:
- You cannot do work and engage in substantial gainful activity because of your medical condition.
- You cannot do work you did previously or adjust to other work because of your medical condition.
- Your condition has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or to result in death.
Common conditions that qualify for disability:
- Blindness and hearing impairment
- Cancers of all kinds
- Thyroid disorders
- Heart conditions
- Accidental or non-preventative injuries
- Bipolar disorder
- Crohn’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
Disability Attorneys: How Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income?
The Social Security Disability (SSD) program is much like an insurance plan. You become eligible once you have paid “premiums” in the form of FICA taxes. Age and education are also factors in the SSD program.
Eligibility Requirements for SSD:
- Work history/work credits — In many cases you need 40 credits in order to qualify, but some disabled younger people may still be able to qualify with fewer credits.
- OR blindness
- OR age of 65+
- Limited/no income — less than $2,000 in assets for an individual, less than $3,000 for a couple
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program is generally needs-based. It is funded by general fund taxes and not from the Social Security trust fund. Therefore, eligibility is based on disability, age, assets, and income.
Eligibility Requirements for SSI:
You may be eligible for any one of these programs, or more than one at the same time. You need the help of our disability attorneys to see where you qualify. Our lawyers have more than 45 years of experience with disability claims. Contact us now to get started. Once we determine which program is best for you that will cover your needs, we will help you begin the application. Give us a call today at 800-842-0426.
The Importance of Having Disability Attorneys in Your Corner | Drummond Law
A U.S. Government Accountability Office study found that claimants who had legal representation were allowed disability benefits at a rate nearly 3 times higher than those without representation. The Drummond Law disability lawyers know what the SSA is looking for in your disability claims process. Our dedicated attorneys maintain open dialogue with the SSA and make sure that they have all the necessary details to properly review your claim. Our disability attorneys are familiar with other supporting evidence that can be helpful to your disability claim, including statements from former coworkers and supervisors. Your disability lawyer will also be able to help you get witnesses that can testify on your behalf during a disability hearing.
Serving Illinois and Missouri since 1976, Drummond Law is home to your disability attorneys. We have won over 10,000 disability/personal injury cases. Whether you need to file a disability claim for yourself or a loved one, our disability lawyers can help secure a bright financial future. To speak with our disability attorneys for a free case review, feel free to contact us or call 800-842-0426.