Social Security Disability

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Social Security Disability Attorneys

Social Security Disability Insurance, or worker’s disability, is a social security program that pays monthly benefits to you if you become disabled before you reach retirement age and cannot work.

Social Security Disability Insurance provides a steady income to people who become unable to continue working due to a physical or mental disability.

This program is available to those who have paid into the system through their payroll taxes. The amount of the monthly benefit depends on the amount paid into the system.

If you qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, you will also be eligible for Medicare after receiving disability benefits for two years.

When should I apply?


You should apply for Social Security Disability as soon as you become disabled.

Processing an application for disability benefits can take three to five months. If you apply for Social Security, disability benefits will not begin until the sixth full month of disability. The Social Security disability waiting period begins with the first whole month after the date we decide your disability

Will I have to attend a hearing?


More likely than not your case will be determined by an Administrative Law Judge. At the hearing, your attorney will fight for you.  Sometimes, the Administrative Law Judges prefer to ask you most of the questions and allow your lawyer to ask additional questions that they think are important later in the hearing.  Other times, your lawyer will be the main person asking you questions and will ask you relevant questions that are important to your case.  The lawyer will also ask you about things that might not be in the records and about your daily life and how you feel day to day.  This can all be very important to your claim.

In almost all Social Security Disability hearings, there is a vocational expert.  The main job of the vocational expert is to be familiar with the job market and what is available for a person who is similarly situated to the person who is applying for benefits.  Basically, the Vocational Expert uses government employment statistical data to find out how many jobs you may or may not be able to perform.  If there is important information that the Vocational Expert may not be considering, the lawyer will ask them additional questions to make sure they have all the factors necessary to aid the judge in their decision.

Contact our Social Security Disability Lawyers

If you or a loved one has applied for Social Security Disability and has been denied, Contact Kegan Coleman Law Firm for a Free Initial Consultation at 1-877-421-1041.