If you or someone you love participated in the Social Security insurance program or are otherwise eligible for benefits, our team can guide you through the process of establishing your inability to work, proving your current financial hardship, and fighting for the benefits you are entitled to. We can also help you handle the plethora of paperwork and documentation your case requires.
When you fight for the disability benefits you deserve or fight to appeal a denied application, our Cleveland County Social Security Disability lawyer can help strengthen your case. You do not have to find your way through the complicated benefits system on your own. At Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, we help define the nature and severity of your disabling condition. We also help prove your eligibility for medical care and financial compensation.
- Identifying your disability to determine eligibility for SSD benefits
- Qualifying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
- Qualifying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Applying for Social Security benefits is a complex process
- Prove you have a qualifying disability
- Our clients are our priority
- Get help from our Social Security disability attorneys in Cleveland County today
Identifying Your Disability to Determine Eligibility for SSD Benefits
Before you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, you are required to identify and prove your disability. Social Security Administration (SSA) guidelines identify known disabilities on its Listing of Impairments. If your disabling condition is included in the general list, we can help you obtain an evaluation of your condition and prove you qualify for Social Security benefits. You are considered disabled if your condition:
- Prohibits you from participating in a substantial gainful activity (SGA)
- Is expected to last more than one year or result in your demise
- Is caused by an anatomical, physiological, or psychological impairment
To obtain Social Security medical care and financial benefits, you can apply for either Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). We will help you determine which program is right for you.
Qualifying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
SSDI benefits are designed to provide medical care and financial benefits to qualified individuals. You qualify for this program if you:
- Worked and paid into the Social Security insurance program
- Are an eligible family member of a qualified program participant
Your condition qualifies if it will render you completely incapable of working for a minimum of a year. You also qualify if your disability is expected to limit your lifespan.
Qualifying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
SSI is a supplemental program that provides help to qualified individuals by providing them with monetary assistance. To qualify for this program, you must:
- Meet specific age guidelines
- Be declared blind
- Have a qualifying disability
- Meet specific income guidelines
Applying for Social Security Benefits is a Complex Process
Completing and submitting your application for benefits can be a long and tiresome process. When you are ready to apply for benefits, our Social Security Disability attorney can help you build and validate your claim. With our help, you can submit the required documentation, which can include:
- A copy of your birth certificate
- Proof of your citizenship
- Military discharge papers
- W-2 forms or tax records
You will also be asked for proof of paychecks or any award letters, pay stubs, settlement agreements, or proof of other benefits you qualified for and received. Our disability lawyers at Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, will show you how to apply for benefits. We will also show you how to file an effective appeal if your initial application for benefits in Cleveland County was denied.
Prove You Have a Qualifying Disability
To establish proof of your current medical disability and prognosis, you will be required to compile a wide range of paperwork according to SSA guidelines. When our team represents you, we help you submit the following medical information:
- Medical records
- Treatment dates
- Lab and test results
- Complete medication list
This information is required from every health care provider, prescriber, or facility where you received care. SSA administrators will also need their complete contact information. We help you compile this information along with proof of your employers and job descriptions for the 15 years prior to the onset of your disabling injury or illness.
Our Clients are Our Priority
In addition to helping clients collect SSD benefits, our team guides injured clients through the entire application and appeals process. Social Security Disability clients we helped in the past said:
- “Andrea stuck with me to the end. I could always get through to her. Her staff was great and would always get right back with me. I wasn’t just “a file in a cabinet” and I was treated as if I was the only client.” — Lavonda
- “Andrea made me feel very comfortable…She is very thorough and kept me well-informed of what to expect. She was always available if I had questions concerning my case and she did not make me feel like I was bothering her. Thank you, Andrea!” — Debbie
- “Andrea Farmer was very professional and was very instrumental in helping me get my Social Security disability and helping me draw up my power of attorney and will. I would strongly recommend her for any legal issues I would have.” — Douglas
When you trust us with your case, we do everything we can to create a responsive, supportive atmosphere and ensure you get the benefits you and your family deserve. You can read more reviews, testimonials, and referrals from happy clients on our testimonials page.
Get Help from Our Social Security Disability Attorneys in Cleveland County Today
Our Social Security Disability attorneys who serve clients in Cleveland County can help you get the benefits you need to support yourself and your family. Do not wait to apply for benefits or to file a disability appeal. Instead, review your eligibility by contacting Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC at (828) 286-3866 today.