Violet, Ohio, residents who cannot work because of long-term or permanent disabilities may be able to apply and receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. SSD includes monthly compensation from the Social Security Administration that can help you and your family pay bills and make ends meet. They even offer programs that allow you to draw benefits while trying to return to work if your condition improves.
Filing a claim and getting SSD benefits is not always an easy process. A Social Security Disability (SSD) lawyer in Violet, OH from Berger and Green will evaluate your case for free and walk through the application process with you. We can also help you fight a denial. Call (412) 661-1400 now to get started.
You Can Only Get Benefits with Proof of a Qualifying Impairment
The only way to get benefits through SSD is to prove you have a qualifying impairment by providing medical evidence to show that your condition is severe enough that you cannot work, or keep a job that will pay you at least the current substantial gainful activity (SGA) limit.
There are two ways to prove you cannot work because of your medical condition or overall health:
- Provide medical evidence from your medical records to show you meet the Blue Book listing related to your condition
- Have your medical records evaluated to determine your residual functional capacity (RFC) evaluation and get approval based on that
Both of these processes will require you to submit the names and contact information of all your medical care providers so that the disability examiner who handles your case can request copies of your records, including X-rays, imaging scans, test results, treatment notes, and more. We can double-check your claim to ensure you have the necessary information before filing your application for benefits. This is a key step in getting approved for SSD payments.
Berger and Green Can Help You Prepare and File Your SSD Claim
When a team member from Berger and Green talks to you about your SSD benefits, they will review your case and help you understand the qualifications for each program. In general, there are two programs that may allow you to receive monthly payments if you cannot work because of a disability. They include:
- Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), a program for workers whose impairment prevents them from earning the current SGA limit by working a job; or
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a program with no previous work requirements, but very strict income and asset limits enforced by the Social Security Administration (SSA).
Not only can we help you understand your options, but we will help you complete your application and navigate the claims process. We can even work with your local Social Security field office to identify and complete any additional steps necessary to complete your claim.
If your disabilities stem from a car accident, slip and fall, or other personal injury accident, we may be able to help you pursue legal action in that case as well. Attorney Laurence B. Green and his team have more than four decades of experience helping clients recover damages after suffering injuries caused by someone else’s negligence.
Call our office today at (412) 661-1400 to discuss your case and how we can help with a member of our team.
We Will Fight a Violet, Ohio SSD Denial on Your Behalf
While navigating the process of filing a claim may seem relatively easy on the surface, it is much more complex than it seems. The Social Security Administration denies more initial claims than it approves, by far. If you receive a notice of denial, Berger and Green can help you challenge the denial and fight for the benefits you deserve.
The SSD appeals process includes four possible levels:
- Administrative Law Judge appeal hearing
- Review by the Appeals Council
- Filing a lawsuit in U.S. district court
There are time limits on how long you have to act at each level, so it is a good idea to reach out to us as soon as you learn about the denial. We can help you navigate the appeals process by:
- Requesting reconsideration of your claim, if there is sufficient time to do so
- Requesting a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge if reconsideration is not successful, and representing you during this hearing
- Requesting a review by the Appeals Council, if necessary
- Filing a lawsuit on your behalf, although this is rarely needed and most well-qualified claimants receive approval earlier in the process
In addition to gathering evidence to prove you qualify for benefits and representing you throughout the appeals process, your Social Security Disability (SSD) lawyer in Violet, OH from Berger and Green will ensure your rights remain protected. We will meet all applicable deadlines and file all necessary paperwork. We will also defend your right to back pay and retroactive payments, if possible in your case.
The Berger and Green team understands how much you need these benefits, and will fight for the full payments you deserve. Call (412) 661-1400 today to discuss your options for challenging a Violet, Ohio, SSD denial with someone from our office.
Talk to a Social Security Disability (SSD) Lawyer in Violet, OH Today
If you live in Violet Township or one of Fairfield County’s 12 other townships, Berger and Green can help you apply for disability benefits or challenge a denial of your initial SSD claim. We know how stressful it can be to need income but not be able to work. Let us help you get back on firm financial ground.
Call (412) 661-1400 today for your free case review with a member of our Social Security Disability team.