Help For Those Seeking Social Security Disability (SSD) Benefits
Living with a disability involves countless challenges that impact your day-to-day life. When your disability also impacts your ability to work, you might qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. SSD is a type of federal government benefit available to adults who can’t work because of a disabling medical condition, including psychological disorders.
Navigating the SSD process is complicated and confusing. At Curt Hamilton Injury Law, we provide compassionate legal representation for people seeking SSD benefits in Henderson, Kentucky, and surrounding areas. Our lawyers understand how overwhelming the process can seem. We can take that weight off your shoulders by:
- Determining whether you’re eligible for SSD benefits
- Helping you prepare a strong initial application
- Working to expedite the process whenever possible
- Appealing denials
You can count on us for guidance at any or every stage in the process.
Here, you will find a helpful team of supportive lawyers and staff. We genuinely care about clients, and we will work hard to help you get the disability benefits you need.
Dealing With Frustrations In The SSD Process?
The initial application for SSD benefits can be a major hurdle for many people. The vast majority of initial applications get denied. Our lawyers can help you avoid a denial by preparing a strong case out of the gate.
If your initial application was denied, you still have an opportunity to get benefits, provided you take the right steps to appeal before the deadline. You can turn to our attorneys for help with this critical stage in the process. We can represent you in hearings before the administrative law judge and additional appeals, including court, if necessary.
Frequently Asked Questions About SSD Benefits
We often hear questions about SSD eligibility, the SSD process, working while getting benefits and other concerns. Below, we’ve provided general information about these questions. Please reach out to us for guidance on your unique situation.
When do I need an SSD lawyer?
If you’re not sure whether you’re eligible for SSD, it’s a good idea to reach out to a lawyer. We can evaluate whether you qualify.
It’s also worth considering getting a lawyer for the initial application. We can help you prepare a strong application to avoid unnecessary delays or denials.
Finally, it’s definitely worth getting a lawyer if your application has been denied. Our attorneys can vigorously represent you through the appeals process.
What conditions qualify as disabilities?
A medical condition is considered a disability for purposes of SSD benefits if it:
- Impairs your ability to earn a living (engage in “substantial gainful activities”)
- Is expected to last at least 12 months or is terminal
Both mental and physical conditions can qualify as disabilities. Some disorders automatically qualify as disabilities.
Can I work while getting SSD benefits?
The SSD program offers work incentives designed to help people transition back into the workforce – or to try it out – without jeopardizing their benefits. You can also work part-time, provided your income is below a certain limit. The important thing is that you shouldn’t just return to work without first consulting a lawyer or exploring the work incentive programs.
Can I get SSD benefits for a work injury?
Potentially, yes. You might qualify for disability benefits as well as workers’ compensation benefits if your injury results in a long-term disability that prevents you from working. Our lawyers can help you pursue both avenues.
We’ll Take Care Of You Through All Stages Of The SSD Process
You don’t have to navigate the challenging SSD process alone. We can be your advocates and guides. Our goal is to provide a caring, supportive experience so that you feel comfortable and at home with our team.