Neurological disorders like Parkinson’s, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or traumatic brain injuries are common reasons for filing for Social Security Disability benefits. Despite the seriousness of these medical conditions, you may still face hurdles in accessing benefits, from the lengthy application process to the high chance of an initial denial.
Our Weirton neurological disorder lawyers can explain the process, file for you, and represent you in the event of a denial. All the while, you receive the support of our experienced Social Security disability team. The team at Berger and Green sees and hears you. Let our Weirton Social Security Disability lawyers work to ensure the Social Security Administration (SSA) does the same.
Why Hire Our Weirton Social Security Disability Lawyers for Your Neurological Disorder Case?
When it comes to practical help, our attorneys can assist with:
- Determining your eligibility for disability benefits
- Filing your initial disability benefits application
- Ensuring the SSA gets the records it needs for your claim
- Gathering and submitting evidence for an appeal
- Representing you in hearings
- Keeping track of documents and deadlines
However, we believe representing you should involve more than just these basics. What sets our firm apart is our commitment to personal service. Our Weirton Social Security Disability lawyerswork to accommodate you and your health condition, recognizing the toll it has taken on you. You will not need to come to our office for Berger and Green to begin working on your case. We understand that it is easier for our clients if they do not have to travel to meet their attorney.
We Speak the Social Security Administration’s Language
Social Security Disability represents a paradox: While the program’s purpose is to provide vital assistance to people who need it, the process is difficult and time consuming for the very people it’s trying to help.
We’re here to bridge the gap by making the SSD application process more understandable and accessible. We can explain common acronyms like SGA (substantial gainful activity) or RFC (residual functional capacity), break down the steps, explain what you need for each of them, and file them in the correct place.
Our Services Are Free While We Work on Your Disability Benefits Case
Unless we obtain your disability benefits, you won’t pay our law firm a cent. After all, you are seeking SSD because you are experiencing or will experience financial hardship due to your disability. We want to be part of the solution, not stand in the way of it.
We Have Decades of Experience in Recovering SSD Benefits for Clients
Berger and Green has represented Social Security clients for decades, giving us experience with even the most challenging or unusual claims. For proof, check out what our clients have said about our SSD representation:
- “They were just very compassionate and understanding, and they let me speak…. They took the time, they took the effort, and it was just a phenomenal experience.”
- “I almost lost everything, and they got me what I deserve.”
You can hear directly from our clients on our testimonials page.
For a free legal consultation with a Neurological Disorder lawyer serving Weirton, call 412-661-1400
What Neurological Disorders Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?
The general qualifications for receiving Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are if you cannot:
- Engage in substantial gainful activity (SGA)
- Work for at least 12 months
- Do work you did previously
- Work in any other capacity
If this sounds like your neurological condition, you could qualify for SSD benefits, so don’t wait to start the process and reach out to our lawyers who can help your Weirton case. Too often, people struggling with disabilities wait before applying, assuming a certain amount of time must pass before they can apply. On the contrary, you can apply as soon as you are diagnosed and know it will affect your ability to work.
Conditions Considered Disabling
To qualify for benefits, you must also have a condition that is considered disabling by the SSA. Some of the eligible conditions listed in the SSA’s Blue Book listing of impairments are:
- Parkinson’s disease
- Cerebral palsy
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Muscular dystrophy
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
Keep in mind that these are just some examples. Moreover, if your neurological disorder is not listed here, our Weirton disability lawyers can still determine if you qualify for benefits. The SSA has guidelines for conditions not listed in the Blue Book.
For instance, a doctor can evaluate your residual functional capacity (RFC) to determine what level of work you can do. If your disorder isn’t in the Blue Book, but your RFC assessment shows you can only do sedentary work or no work at all, the SSA considers you disabled. Other factors considered include age, work and educational history, and skills that could transfer to other jobs.
Our lawyers can determine how your disorder fits into your SSD eligibility.
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Social Security Benefits Available for Neurological Disorders
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is likely what you think of when it comes to benefits. As long as you have earned enough work credits and paid into Social Security, you can receive compensation for being unable to work due to your disability.
Alternatively, or additionally, you could receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI). This is based on your income and assets. If you have a neurological disorder and don’t earn above a certain limit, you could receive supplemental income benefits.
You could qualify for one or both, and we can file your applications for them.
The Steps in Applying for SSD in Weirton, WV
The process of applying for SSDI and SSI involves the following:
- Berger and Green files your application for you.
- After SSA reviews your claim, which could take several months, you receive a decision.
- If you received a claim denial, SSA will provide what it based the denial on, and you have 60 days to appeal.
- During reconsideration, we can submit new evidence, and someone new will review your claim.
- If your claim is denied in the reconsideration stage, you can request a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ); we can prepare and represent you.
- If the Administrative Law Judge denies your claim, you can request a review from the Appeals Court.
- Finally, we can file a lawsuit with the federal district court to obtain your benefits.
Berger and Green will be with you through these steps.
Our Weirton Neurological Disorder Lawyers Can You Build Your Disability Benefits Case – Call for a Free Consultation Today
If you were diagnosed with a neurological disorder in Weirton, our lawyers can help you understand your options. In the event of a claim denial, we can help procure additional evidence and argue for your right to benefits.
For your free consultation, call Berger and Green today.