Social Security Disability: What You Need to Know

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Posted: March 14, 2016
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Social Security is much more than what people assume. It is available for people who are disabled, and the chance of any of us becoming disabled is probably higher than you may think. Studies show about one in four 20 year-olds will become disabled by the time they reach age 67.

For people who have worked long enough to qualify, Social Security Disability (SSD) will pay benefits to you and certain family members. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program provides benefits to adults and children with limited resources.

The application process can be complex and intimidating. The Social Security Administration (SSA) requires information pertaining to your past medical, work, and educational history to evaluate your eligibility. Fortunately, the law provides that every person pursuing a claim has the right to legal representation.

We want to make sure our clients receive the benefits they are owed. Working with disabled clients is a special part of our practice. Johnson & Biscone is an experienced firm in representing candidates to Social Security Disability benefits.

There are a few common questions most people have about SSD.

Social Security FAQ

What kind of things will qualify me for Social Security?

Many physical or mental illnesses or conditions will qualify you for Social Security if the illness or condition is considered severe and prevents you from performing full-time employment. Some examples include, but are not limited to, back injuries, vision and hearing loss, coronary artery disease, COPD or asthma, multiple sclerosis, HIV/AIDS, rheumatoid arthritis, and depression.

How do I apply for Social Security?

First and foremost, the Social Security application is easy. There are several ways to apply for Social Security. Call our office for a free consultation and we can direct you on how to apply.

What do I need to know before I apply for Social Security?

All you need to know is what illnesses and conditions you have that prevent you from working and why you are unable to work.

Why do I need a lawyer to help me with the appeals process?

Getting through the process can be tedious and difficult if you are not sure what you are doing. Johnson & Biscone can help you gather the pertinent information you need from sources and providers, can navigate through the administrative system, and most importantly, lay out your case to the judge in the simplest way to help them understand your impairments and why they prevent you from working full-time.

How do I pay a lawyer?

There is absolutely no fee to pay upfront. If we are able to recover your past due benefits, our fee is $6,000.00 or 25%, whichever is less, plus the costs we expend to prosecute your claim. We do not receive or take any of your future benefits. If we do not recover any possible benefits for you, we do not take a fee.

So, there is nothing to lose, only everything to gain by hiring the social security lawyers at Johnson & Biscone.