Ballard County, KY

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Disability Lawyers in Ballard County, KY


Disability lawyers in Ballard County, KY. Nobody should face the challenge of having to provide for themselves when a disability makes it difficult to do so. That is why the U.S. has provided assistance for those who need it most in our society with many different federal programs, including:

Unfortunately, it is not enough to simply be disabled in order to get these benefits. The Social Security process not only requires highly detailed information, but this information should also be gathered and shown in a very specific manner. Any mistep you make may result in lengthening the time to get your benefits or, worse, an explicit denial — something that happens in over 60% of first-time applications. You should get a Social Security Disability lawyer in Ballard County, KY, involved from the outset to file an application or appeal a denial.

If you or a loved one have a disability and limited resources for support, you could be entitled to Social Security benefits. Don’t go about it alone. Whether you are appealing a denial or merely thinKing about submitting a claim but don’t know where to start, our disability lawyers in Ballard County, KY, are happy to discuss the details of your case—free of charge—no matter what stage of the process you are in. Contact us or call 800-842-0426 for a free claim evaluation.

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Social Security Requirements in Ballard County, KY

There are many different requirements that the Social Security Administration (SSA) take into account when awarding benefits. The biggest requirement being whether or not you are “disabled” with a medical condition that is expected to have a duration of 12 months or longer in addition to preventing you from doing full-time meaningful work.

Common conditions that may qualify for disability:

  • Blindness and hearing impairment
  • Paralysis
  • Cancers of all kinds
  • Amputations
  • Heart conditions
  • Schizophrenia
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Accidental or non-preventative injuries
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis

Approval for benefits is done on a case-by-case basis because there are many different medical conditions that the SSA may deem as a coverable disability. The SSA will look at the documented proof that your condition is preventing you from doing the work you were able to do before. They will then conclude whether or not you are able to adjust to some other form of meaningful work and, if not, then you may take part in benefits from SSD, SSI, or one of the other federal programs. Learn more about the requirements for these programs below:

Social Security Disability Ballard County

One of the easiest ways to understand the SSD program is to think of it as an insurance plan. You become eligible if you have paid “premiums” in the form of FICA taxes—which are automatically withheld in your paycheck— into the Social Security trust fund recently and over a sufficient period of time. One thing to note is that education level and age also matter to the SSA when awarding benefits.

Eligibility requirements for SSD:

  • Disability
  • Work history/built-up 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.

Supplemental Security Income Ballard County

The SSI program is typically needs-based and meant for people of any age with a disability. Funding is taken from the general fund taxes, making it available to people that have limited resources and therefore are unable to provide for themselves.

Eligibility Requirements for SSI

  • Disability (any age)
  • OR blindness (any age)
  • OR age (65+)
  • Limited/no income – less than $2,000 in assets for an individual and less than $3,000 for a couple

You might qualify for one or multiple of these programs; therefore, you need the assistance of our disability lawyers to see where you qualify. After determining which program is right for you, we’ll guide you through the application process. Contact us now to get started.

Social Security Disability for Children Ballard County

Raising a child with a disability is one of the most difficult challenges a parent must face. It makes it all the more challenging when they both grow older and something happens to the caregiver that leaves the disabled child with little support. Social Security provides a safety net for children—both young and old— who suffer from disabilities, as well as offers support to their families.

Eligibility Requirements for SSD for Children:

  • Disability
  • Limited resources/no income from the caregivers
  • Under the age of 18 – this includes children, stepchildren, adopted children, or grandchildren
  • OR under the age of 19 – if a child is also attending school full-time
  • Older than 18 – Unmarried adult children who lost their parents or if those parents are claiming disability benefits. The child must have also been diagnosed with a disability before the age of 22.

These benefits are a necessity to many disabled children and their families, without which they cannot afford basic needs, like speech therapy, tutoring, occupational therapy, medical equipment, and more.

Social Security Disability Application in Ballard County, KY – Let Our Disability Lawyers Help

The SSA and Social Security process involve an abundance of rules, regulations, and procedures—even unwritten ones. It’s a separate legal system with many nuances, courts, and judges of its own. This is why you need the help of an experienced lawyer who knows the system inside and out to help you avoid mistakes and ease stress.

When you get our lawyers involved in the Social Security Disability application from the beginning, you benefit from our:

  • Experience – We have been in business since 1976, which means we know what it takes to win a case and what kind of evidence the Social Security Administration (SSA) and administrative law judge look at.
  • Speed – Avoid costly delays and get your benefits faster with our help.
  • Advocacy – You need a strong advocate at your side who will not only present your case in the most favorable light, but also defend you in case there are medical advisors who are opposing your need.
  • Results – We have won over 10,000 cases in our multi-decade career. In general, more benefits are awarded when you have representation on your side at the beginning of the Social Security Disability application.

Social Security Disability Appeal in Ballard County, KY – Let Our Disability Lawyers Help

If you’ve been denied benefits, do not believe that there is nothing else to do. This happens in far too many cases so you are not alone. A Social Security Disability appeal will help you get peace and stability back in your life. You should not go about the appeal alone. Your odds of winning an appeal are greatly increased with Drummond Law disability lawyers by your side.

We help ensure you meet all the deadlines, follow the right steps, and send the right information before the hearing in front of the Appeals Court and the judge. Then, we are right beside you to help you effectively and clearly present your need for benefits.

Don’t delay! The SSA only allows a short period of time to start your appeal after receiving your denial letter.

Get in touch With Our Disability Lawyers in Ballard County, KY | Contact Drummond Law

Whether you need Social Security for yourself or for a loved one, our disability lawyers in Ballard County, KY, can help secure a bright financial future. Our passion for helping people across Missouri and Illinois has been our focus since 1976. To speak with our disability lawyers for a free claim evaluation, please contact us or call 800-842-0426.

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