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Social Security Disability Insurance
Experienced SSDI Attorney Helps You Obtain Benefits in Colorado
Skilled legal service when your Social Security Disability application is denied
If you apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and are denied, our law firm can help you obtain the benefits for which you are eligible.
Whether you suffer an injury on the job or elsewhere, it is tough to get by when you are disabled and there is too little money coming in. SSDI is a federal program that provides support to those who have been part of the American workforce and qualify for benefits.
You may apply for SSDI and then learn your application is denied. We can help. Many people are initially denied SSDI who are later granted benefits through the appeals process.
Understanding your application for SSDI
No one plans to become disabled and unable to work, yet for workers around age 20 who are now entering the workforce, approximately one in four will become disabled before age 67. Working is how you pay your bills, so what happens when you can no longer work?
In the US, there are two federal disability programs that provide aid to workers who have become disabled. Those programs are SSDI and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Here are a couple of important points to know about the differences between these two programs and about SSDI:
SSDI is an insurance program: Like an automobile insurance policy, SSDI is a federal disability insurance program that you pay into throughout your working career. When you pay Social Security taxes through your payroll, part of those taxes fund SSDI. If you become disabled as defined by the Social Security Administration, you may be eligible to receive benefits for your disability.
SSI is a supplement income program:SSI is funded from tax revenues instead of Social Security taxes. Unlike SSDI, eligibility for SSI does not require that you qualify for SSI through a defined number of work credits earned over the years. SSI serves those who are very low income, elderly, or blind and provides cash for basic needs like shelter, food, and clothing.
Qualifying for SSDI: If you have applied for SSDI and been denied, you are in good company. Many people are initially denied, and also denied on their first appeal. Due to backlog, the time for processing your claim may take upwards of a year or more. This frustrating information should not deter you from applying for disability benefits for which you are eligible as soon as possible.
Your application for SSDI: A correct application that clearly explains your condition, circumstances, and attaches all requested information is important to qualify for SSDI benefits. If you missed a step, forgot a document, or did not accurately describe your limitations with evidence, your application will almost certainly be denied. Use extra care and consider working with an advocate, or an attorney who specializes in SSDI to ensure that your application is correct the first time.
SSDI is an important source of income for those who are disabled and no longer able to work. To be sure your SSDI application is filed correctly, or if you are denied, the Law Office of John A. Anderson, Jr., LLC delivers accurate information and dedicated legal service to ensure you obtain the benefits for which you are qualified.
Speak with a knowledgeable SSDI attorney in Adams County about your Colorado disability claim
Whether you live in Brighton, Commerce City, or Thornton, we offer trusted legal care. If you have questions about workers’ comp, personal injury, SSDI, or other matters, we deliver dedicated, straightforward legal service. Call us at the Law Office of John A. Anderson, Jr., LLC at (303) 880-7994 or contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your disability claim.