Social Security Disability

If you have taken even the first few steps in the process of obtaining Social Security Disability benefits, you know how challenging this process can be. The good news is that you are not alone. An experienced attorney can protect your interests in this complex process.

At The Lawrence Firm, PSC, we have decades of experience handling SSD claims in Kentucky and Ohio from our offices in Covington and Cincinnati. Our lawyers will work with you personally and help you through every step of the process to make sure you receive the benefits you need.

SSDI ELIGIBILITY/REQUIREMENTS

To qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you must first have worked in a job covered by Social Security. Then you must have a medical condition that meets Social Security's definition of disability. For individuals unable to work due to disability, SSD benefits help to ensure that you are able to make ends meet. Most applicants who apply for SSDI are denied benefits so hiring a competent attorney to help represent you in your disability claim is crucial.

SSI ELIGIBILITY/REQUIREMENTS

SSI, or Supplemental Security Income, is available to disabled individuals who have never worked or who have not worked enough to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). SSI is also available to individuals who once worked and were eligible to receive SSDI but are no longer eligible because they haven't worked in a long time (and their coverage lapsed). SSI is also available to children with physical or mental disabilities. Eligibility for SSI is subject to income and asset limits.

WHY YOU NEED REPRESENTATION

The most important reason to hire an attorney to help with your disability case is that your chances of being approved for disability are significantly increased. While it's certainly true that some people who apply on their own are approved for benefits, statistics show that Social Security is more likely to approve an applicant who's represented by legal counsel than someone who is not.

From the initial application to the hearing level and beyond, we understand how to present a case in the light most favorable to their clients. On the initial application, we can offer advice on your alleged onset date of disability, argue that your condition meets one of the listed impairments and help you focus on the facts that will be most persuasive to Social Security.

At the reconsideration and hearing levels (the first and second level of appeal in most states), we can collect and submit relevant medical evidence, obtain an opinion from your doctor, draft a detailed brief to the administrative law judge (ALJ), and prepare you for the judge's questions at the hearing. We will also elicit helpful testimony from you at the hearing and may cross-examine the vocational expert or medical expert to demonstrate why you are unable to work.

Contact The Lawrence Firm, PSC ∙ Free Initial Consultations

To discuss your SSD claim with an experienced lawyer, call 800-698-4054 or contact us online.