Hermann Law Group has exceptional Wilton CT Social Security disability lawyers that tirelessly work hard for disabled workers in Connecticut. We understand that Social Security claim proceedings can be overwhelming when you’re coping with pain, fatigue, and chronic illness.
Introduction to Social Security Disability
The Social Security disability claims process can be confounding — especially without assistance from a knowledgeable Wilton CT Social Security disability lawyer. Here is some basic information about Social Security disability law.
Social Security Disability Programs
The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers two types of Social Security Disability (SDD) programs:
- Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI): This program has an employment requirement. To qualify, you must have worked a certain number of work credits in a specified amount of time.
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI): This program has a financial requirement. To qualify, your household income and financial resources cannot exceed a certain threshold.
Depending on your circumstances, you may qualify for both programs.
The Key Is Medical Evidence
You must show more than you experiencing pain to have a successful claim for SSD benefits. You must have a “medically determinable” impairment that is expected to result in death or lasted, or expected to last, for twelve continuous months. Your condition is “medically determinable” if a doctor diagnosed your condition based on your clinical examination and test results.
Without medical evidence supporting your claim, you most likely will be denied benefits. Your Wilton CT Social Security disability lawyer can refer you to a consulting doctor, but the SSA favors your treating physicians opinions because they have a detailed comprehension of your conditions and limitations. We can also suggest local resources that may help you seek low-cost medical care.
What to Think About When Filing a Social Security Disability Claim
You should prepare your Social Security disability application prior to filing you claim. Examples include:
- List all of your treating physicians and contact information
- List your work experience with dates of employment
The reason to file for SSD benefits is because your condition limits your ability to obtain “substantial gainful activity.” Thus, you need to think about your limitations.
- What activities do you do on a daily basis?
- What activities have you given up?
- How often do you need to stop to rest or take a break?
- How often are your good versus bad days?
- What were you doing when your pain level flares?
- Are there any medications that cause you to have negative side effects?
- What helped reduce your pain levels when they flare up?
- How has your quality of life or mood changed due to your condition?
Make sure that you communicate with your Wilton CT Social Security disability lawyer or the SSA about any significant problems you notice.
Once you complete your application and submit it to the SSA, your claim will be investigated. Your SSDI or SSI claim for benefits will be approved or denied based on this investigation. Sadly, it is common for legitimate claims to be denied, leading to a high number of Connecticut disability appeals.
Do I Need a Wilton CT Social Security Disability Lawyer?
A Wilton CT Social Security disability lawyer can help you compile a thorough application, decreasing your risk of denial. However, if you are denied, a Wilton CT Social Security disability lawyer can help you throughout the appeal process.
At the appeal stage, you will attend a hearing before the administrative law judge (ALJ). The ALJ will review your evidence and the sworn testimony of you and your expert witnesses. One small mistake could result in a denial.
Our seasoned legal team at Hermann Law Group understands the importance of your SSD claim. We know that a denial means more time without needed financial assistance. Thus, we meticulously analyze our client’s files, identify missing evidence, and provide the ALJ with supplemental evidence. We communicate with our clients, ensuring they understand the claims and appeal process and are prepared to testify. We believe that the key to our success lies in our aggressive legal representation, personalized attention, and attention to details.
Hermann Law Group could also provide you with something else: peace of mind. Claimants come to us anxious by their medical condition and finances. We cannot promise a successful claim or appeal, but we work hard for our clients. We can ensure your application or appeal packs is accurate, complete, and timely filed. In addition, we will answer your concerns and questions to the best of our abilities while providing you with emotional support.
Contact a Wilton CT Social Security Disability Lawyer
Call an experienced Wilton CT Social Security disability lawyer for a free consultation. We won’t charge unless we help you obtain an approval of your claim. And, unlike high-volume, “big box” Social Security disability law firms, we treat our clients with dignity and respect.