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Few families in the United States can make it without earning a regular paycheck. You take pride in your work and your ability to provide for yourself and your family, but an injury or illness could stand in the way of that at any point. If you're considering applying for Social Security benefits, or if you've applied for Social Security in the past and you're now appealing a denial, a Social Security Disability lawyer could greatly improve your chances of being awarded the compensation that you need to survive. If you're worried about being able to afford a Social Security Disability lawyer, you'll be relieved to know that our law firm operates under a no recovery, no fee guarantee - this means that if Social Security Disability does not approve you for benefits, you don't pay a penny in legal fees to us. With no financial risk involved, and everything to gain in the form of disability payments, you have nothing to lose when you hire a disability attorney at Wettermark Keith .

How Social Security Disability Works

Social Security Disability is a program of the federal government designed to provide monthly payments to disabled individuals. The program is designed to help you, but some people experience difficulty getting connected to the payments they need. If you are under age 65 and unable to work because of an illness or injury, you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits, and our social security disability lawyers can help you get them.

There are two programs that you may qualify under:
  1. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) also called Disability Insurance benefits or Title II, is funded by the FICA tax, which is the payroll tax paid by employees and employers. Applicants who have worked have paid into the Social Security system over the years.
  2. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) also called Title XVI, is a needs-based program funded by general taxes. Applicants have limited income and resources and their monthly payments are need-based.

Who Qualifies for Social Security Disability?

If you are under 50 years of age, the evidence in your file must prove you are unable to do any kind of work.

At age 50 to 54 and again at age 55 to 60, the Social Security Administration lowers the requirements for proving disability. The rationale is that the older an individual gets, the harder it is to perform the work in a job that you have never done before.

Our disability lawyers have successfully defended over-age-50 disability claims such as:

  • Chronic impairments like cancer, diabetes, heart conditions, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), etc.
  • Spinal disorders like herniated or bulging discs, failed back syndrome, degenerative disc disease, pinched nerves, heavy lifting damage from repetitive stress injuries, etc.
  • Physical impairments like knee and hip replacements, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.
  • Mental illnesses like schizophrenia, depression, etc.

But the expertise of each disability attorney at our firm is not limited to these areas. No matter the cause, if you are unable to perform your job or seek new work because of a physical or mental inability, we have a disability lawyer ready to represent you in court.

And if you are over 50 years of age, Social Security makes it easier to prove your disability case. The Social Security Administration recognizes that you have most likely conducted the same type of work for a long period of time and may be less adaptable to new work situations and demands. If your past work was unskilled or semiskilled and there are no sedentary jobs that require your previous skills, then you should qualify for benefits.

If you are 55 years of age or older, you are unable to do more than light work, you have no transferable skills, you may be found disabled and qualify for benefits. As a person ages, the rules shift again and it becomes easier to prove a person’s disability.

When you start working with a disability attorney at one of our law offices, our lawyers work with you to understand your case. Our lawyers will explain what constitutes sedentary, light, medium, heavy, and very heavy work, and in which category you fall. We offer a free consultation to each person seeking to apply for or appeal a decision for Social Security disability. Get in touch with a disability lawyer at our firm today.

Applying for Social Security Disability or Appealing

A vast volume of Social Security disability applications are denied every year. This means that, if you're building a case for Social Security disability benefits, that case needs to be strong and offer undeniable evidence. When you're overwhelmed about how to make this happen, or just need support to be more confident that you will be awarded the benefits you need to live your life, hire a disability attorney.

All of our lawyers understand that it's difficult to rehabilitate yourself and begin work that you've never done before. We've worked with hundreds of clients in your exact situation. Whether you're applying for Social Security Disability benefits for the first time, or if you have applied unsuccessfully and are now appealing the decision, your chances for a successful result greatly increase if you are represented by an experienced Social Security attorney. Not only can a disability attorney help you get approved for Social Security benefits, that lawyer can help you get approved for the maximum pay possible. Also, our lawyers can help you get a sooner onset date, so you can start receiving Social Security disability sooner.

When you've looked at how to apply for Social Security Disability, you've learned quickly that the process is complicated, and you want to answer every question correctly for your case. And when you've looked into appealing a past Social Security disability decision, you come to understand that the process is equally complicated. At Wettermark Keith, there's a disability attorney just for you who will learn your case, create it for the best success rate, and carry you through the entire process. Partner with our law firm to get the disability benefits you need to support yourself and your family.

Contact a Disability Lawyer

Our lawyers gets results for our clients. Each Social Security Disability lawyer at our firm is dedicated to working with you through the entire process and securing the benefits you need. Schedule your free consultation with one of our lawyers today.