McCracken County, KY

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Disability Lawyers in McCracken County, KY


Disability lawyers in McCracken 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 government has provided assistance for those who need it most in our society with many different federal programs, such as:

Unfortunately, it is not enough to simply be disabled in order to get these benefits. The Social Security process not only calls for incredibly detailed information, but this information must also be presented in an exact, nuanced way. Any mistake you make may result in lengthening the time to get your benefits or, worse, an explicit denial — something that occurs in over 60% of first-time applications. You need to get a Social Security Disability lawyer in McCracken County, KY, involved as soon as possible to file an application or appeal a denial.

If you or a loved one have limited resources and may qualify for Social Security due to a disability, do not go about it alone. Whether you are thinking of submitting a claim or have already been denied and need help with an appeal, our disability lawyers in McCracken County, KY, are happy to discuss the details of your case—free of charge—no matter what stage of the process you are in. Call 800-842-0426 or contact us here for a free claim evaluation.

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Social Security Requirements in McCracken County, KY

There is a laundry list of requirements that the Social Security Administration take into consideration when deciding if an individual qualifies for benefits. Chief among them is whether or not you’re “disabled” with a medical condition that’s expected to last at least 12 months (or is chronic) and restricts you from doing full-time work.

Common conditions that may qualify for disability:

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

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 has rendered you unable to do the work you performed before. The SSA will then determine 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 McCracken County

One way to think of Social Security Disability is like an insurance plan. As in, you become eligible if you pay FICA taxes (a.k.a. your “premiums” which are automatically withheld from 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 Social Security Administration.

Eligibility requirements for SSD:

  • Disability
  • Work history/built-up work credits – In most cases, 40 credits are required but younger people may still be eligible with fewer.

Supplemental Security Income McCracken County

The SSI program is typically needs-based and meant for people of any age with a disability. It is funded by the general fund taxes, making it available to people with a low income in addition to being unable to provide basic necessities for themselves.

Eligibility Requirements for SSI

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

You might qualify for one or multiple of these programs; therefore, you need the assistance of our disability lawyers to see where you qualify. Once we determine which program is right for you that will cover your needs, we’ll help you get started on the application. Get in touch with us to learn more.

Social Security Disability for Children McCracken 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
  • No income/limited resources for the family
  • Under the age of 18 – this includes children, stepchildren, adopted children, or grandchildren
  • OR under the age of 19 – if the child is also attending school full-time
  • Older than 18 – Unmarried adult children whose parents have died or the parents have become disabled themselves and require benefits. The child must have also been diagnosed with a disability before 22 years of age.

These benefits are a necessity to many disabled people 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 McCracken County, KY – Let Our Disability Lawyers Help

The Social Security process and SSA 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 ease your stress and avoid mistakes.

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

  • Expertise – We’ve been helping people since 1976 and know how to win cases.
  • Speed – We can often help you avoid costly delays in the process so that you can get the benefits you desperately need faster and at less cost to you.
  • 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 McCracken County, KY – Let Our Disability Lawyers Help

If you’ve been denied benefits, do not believe that there is nothing else to do. Most applications are denied the first time, and a Social Security Disability appeal may be necessary to get stability and peace back into your life. You shouldn’t go about the appeal alone. The odds of winning your case are greatly improved with the help of Drummond Law disability lawyers.

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

Do not delay! After receiving your denial letter, you only have a short window of time to start the appeals process.

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

Whether you need Social Security for yourself or for a loved one, our disability lawyers in McCracken County, KY, want to help you get the security you need for the future. Our passion for helping people across Illinois and Missouri has been our driving force since 1976. To speak with our disability lawyers for a free claim evaluation, feel free to contact us or call 800-842-0426.

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