Union County Social Security Disability Attorney
Appeal Your Social Security Claim with Our Firm!
Have you applied for Social Security Disability (SSD) and been turned down? Appealing your claim can be a long and confusing process, but you do not have to face it alone. Our Union County social security disability lawyers are your advocates. We will guide you through the process, helping prepare your appeal and making sure you have all of the important information put together in a way that will give you the best chance of getting your claim approved.
The majority of the time initial applications are not approved, so it is not unusual to find yourself in this situation. It is, however, important to have someone in your corner who can find and eliminate those issues standing in the way of approval. At Cannizzaro, Bridges, Jillisky & Streng, LLC, we are here to be in your corner and help you through the SSD denial process.
Contact us today to learn more during a free consultation.
Factors in Social Security Disability Claims
Since you have already completed the initial application, you probably applied for your benefits as soon as your doctor verified that your disability would last at least one year.
Some of the other factors that the Social Security Disability Administration takes into consideration are:
- Have you worked for at least 10 years during the course of your lifetime, and worked at least five out of the last 10 years, and paid your FICA taxes?
- Do medical or emotional conditions cause you to be unable to do the work that you did before, or to adjust to other work?
- Will your disability last a full year or more?
You may already know that Social Security Disability will not pay for partial or short-term disability but only for total disability. Primarily, SSD is based on your average lifetime earnings. In certain specific situations, particular members of your family (including your spouse and your dependent children) may also be entitled to benefits.