Regardless of how injuries occur, they are often devastating. Accidents and conditions causing disabilities that remove a person’s ability to work are especially distressing. A Butte social security disability attorney from Everett Cook Law has more than 36 years of experience with SSD. Our track record proves our success in helping people with permanent disabilities secure Social Security benefits.
If you or a loved one have been injured and are currently unable to work due to a disability, you may have a claim. Call us today at (406) 563-5005 to get started with a free consultation.
Why Choose Everett Cook Law?
If you or a loved one has lost the ability to work for at least a year because of a medical condition or disability, you may be entitled to receive Social Security Disability benefits. You will need an experienced Social Security disability lawyer to guide you through the process and ensure that your benefits are secured.
The process can involve hearings with an Administrative Law Judge, appeals, and other court actions in order to secure the full award of benefits that you are entitled to. An experienced Butte social security disability lawyer understands the law and the claims process and will fight to ensure that you or your loved one gets the full extent possible of your entitlement.
What is Social Security Disability?
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a government program that provides for eligible disabled persons who have limited resources to take care of themselves.
Do You Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?
To qualify to receive Social Security disability benefits you must meet the basic criteria. You must:
- Have worked in a job covered by Social Security
- Have a medical condition that qualifies as a disability as defined by Social Security.
Your medical condition must leave you with a total disability in order to qualify for benefits under Social Security. This means that if your medical condition results in only partial or short-term disability, you will not qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. You have a total disability if:
- Your medical condition prevents you from engaging in substantial gainful activity (SGA).
- Your medical condition prevents you from doing work you did previously or adjusting to other work.
- Your medical condition has lasted or is expected to last for at least a year or to result in death.
Proving that your medical condition qualifies as a total disability can be a long, arduous process. It takes skilled legal guidance and support to ensure that you meet the qualifications to receive the Social Security disability benefits that you are entitled to.
Preparing Your Social Security Disability Claim
Every Social Security Disability Insurance benefits claim depends on the strength of the medical evidence supporting the claim. A claimant must prove the existence and severity of their disability with objective medical evidence. It is essential to gather accurate, credible, and complete medical information and present it to the Social Security Administration. If your medical evidence does not meet this standard, this will likely impact the processing and outcome of your case.
Contact the Butte Social Security Disability Lawyer at Everett Cook Law
If you or a loved one can no longer work because of a medical condition or disability, the Butte social security disability lawyer at Everett Cook Law can help you. Contact us today at (406) 563-5005 schedule a free consultation.