Social Security Disability Lawyers
Disability lawyer in Missouri and Illinois. If you can’t work, we can help. Life with a disabling condition has many challenges, but getting the benefits and legal help you need shouldn’t be one of them. From the initial Social Security Disability application to the hearing level and beyond, a skilled disability lawyer at Drummond Law knows how to present your case in the most favorable light that will help maximize your chances of being approved.
If you are suffering from an injury or medical condition that prevents you from living a healthy, productive life, you deserve help— not denial. It is our mission to work with the most vulnerable members of our society because we care about making a difference in their lives. To speak to a disability lawyer, please contact us or call 800-842-0426 to get started on a free case review.
Help From the Best Social Security Disability Lawyers
If you are unable to make a living due to a disability, the stress of how you’re going to pay your bills can be unbearable. We understand this strain on your mental and physical impairment as well as the emotional stress that comes with filing for SSDI benefits on top of that. Because your financial future and stability depend upon Social Security, you simply cannot take any chances when filling out the initial SSD application or during an appeals process. Let us help!
A disability lawyer at Drummond Law will:
- Handle filing an SSD claim on your behalf
- Help you understand the complicated filing process
- Help you avoid making mistakes that lead to a wrongful denial
- Gather ALL medical documentation for you
- Keep your claim on track
- Give you personalized attention
If you want to find out if you qualify, file an SSD claim, or appeal a denial, you should not go about it alone. Get help from the best Social Security Disability lawyers now.
Filing an SSD Claim
People often underestimate the overwhelming amount of paperwork involved with filing for Social Security, and there are many areas in which you can make a mistake that negates your claim. Through our years of experience with these types of cases, we know the ins and outs of the system. We handle all aspects of preparing a complete and thorough claim application so that you have the best chance of success the first time around, saving you a tremendous amount of time and effort down the line.
Social Security has its own separate legal system, courts, and judges that complicate the process. You need to focus on the facts that will be most persuasive to the SSA, and you need documentation to show the severity of your conditions, the symptoms, the treatments, the side effects, and your prognosis. Our Social Security Disability lawyers can not only help you gather these items but submit them in the proper fashion.
We will work closely with you before, during, and after a claim is submitted. We are there every step of the way and will update you on any decisions that have been made or let you know if any additional information is needed. You will come to know our Social Security Disability lawyers personally as we navigate the complexities of the process together.
Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability?
The first step to filing a claim is to find out if you qualify. Social Security Disability is a safety net for millions of people, but just because you are disabled doesn’t mean you qualify.
You become eligible for SSD if you:
- Have a disability – According to the Social Security Administration, a disability is the inability to do meaningful work because of a mental or physical impairment which will last longer than 12 months or is terminal. Common qualifying disabilities and conditions include clinical depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, fibromyalgia, lupus, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and spinal injuries or disorders
- Worked in a position covered by Social Security Disability Insurance – SSDI does not cover all jobs. You may find out if you’re covered if you see a deduction for Social Security in your paychecks.
- Worked recently and long enough to earn a sufficient amount of work credits – You earn a credit by working and paying Social Security taxes. For example, people aged 62 and older need a minimum of 40 work credits with at least 20 of those earned during the past 10 years. Younger workers can achieve eligibility with fewer credits.
The amount of money you will receive on a monthly basis is unique for every individual and varies from year-to-year. Most SSDI recipients can possibly receive between $800 and $1,800 per month.
The SSA uses a complex weighted formula that takes into account many factors in order to calculate benefits; in turn, the ultimate amount depends upon your earnings record. Get in touch with an SSD lawyer about your current situation to find out how much your payment amount might be valued.
What to Do if You Have Been Denied SSD Benefits
At Drummond Law, we understand the impact a denied Social Security Disability claim can have on you and those who depend on you, especially when these benefits may be one of your only sources of income.
If you have been wrongfully denied SSD benefits, do not give up. Most people are denied the first time around because they have difficulty explaining the nature and extent of their disability alone. A disability lawyer can help!
We will help you submit a request for reconsideration within sixty days after your first application is denied. From there, our help is valuable at every stage of the appeal process, including if a hearing becomes necessary. We will prepare you for the judge’s questions and elicit helpful testimonies from medical experts to demonstrate your need for benefits.
Once again, if you have been denied SSD benefits, get in touch with a disability lawyer as soon as possible! We’ll handle the rest.
Hire a Disability Lawyer | Contact Drummond Law
If you are disabled and considering applying for SSD benefits or have already applied and had your application denied, you should contact Drummond Law today!
In over 10,000 cases won since 1976, Drummond Law has been helping people across Missouri and Illinois receive the benefits they need to live a happy, productive, and comfortable life. To speak to a disability lawyer, please contact us or call 800-842-0426 to get started on a free case review.