Do You Want to Know If You Should Apply for Disability Benefits?

    Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits provide life-changing income when you can’t work due to impaired health.

    When most people start thinking about applying for benefits, they often wonder if they have a strong enough SSD case.

    Multiple factors influence your chances of being approved, including your age, your past work history, how long it’s been since you worked, and the strength of your medical evidence.

    Many get denied benefits. But it’s often worth it to appeal your denial. The monthly checks and Medicare or Medicaid health coverage can help you reclaim your sense of dignity and independence.

    You can get someone with experience to look at your situation and let you know if you have a strong Social Security Disability case. Disability Attorney Tim Geary has been helping people win benefits for over 20 years. Geary Disability Law has helped thousands of people in Wisconsin.

    Every individual case is different. We’ll look at all the elements that could go into your claim for benefits and let you know where you stand.

    In the Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin, talk to us about your disability claim. Your initial case evaluation is free.

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    Qualifications for Social Security Disability Benefits

    These are the basic requirements for Social Security Disability eligibility:

    • You must have severe health problems.
    • Your health problems must leave you unable to work.
    • You must be unable to work in past jobs or any other job.
    • You’ve stopped working a substantial amount already.
    • Your condition has lasted, or will last, at least one year.

    You can’t just tell Social Security your ailments are so severe that you can’t work. You have to prove it.

    The way you prove it is through medical evidence.

    Medical evidence is one of the most important parts of your claim. This includes records of doctor visits, reports from your doctors, results of medical tests, medical imaging documents, reports of hospitalizations, lists of medications you take and more.

    Having a disability lawyer working with you makes the process of gathering this evidence, organizing the evidence, and properly presenting it to Social Security much easier for you.

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    Which Type of Social Security Disability Benefit Is Right for You?

    Another factor that drives the outcome of your Social Security Disability claim is your work and financial background.

    Social Security manages two different disability programs:

    • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI): You qualify for these benefits by working and paying Social Security taxes. It’s a type of insurance coverage. If you’re not retirement age, but health problems are blocking you from continuing to work, SSDI is supposed to be there to help you. It provides monthly checks partly based on your recent earnings and Medicare eligibility.
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI): If you haven’t been able to work much for a long time, and your health keeps you from working, you could qualify for SSI. This is a financial assistance program for people with limited incomes and resources. It provides monthly checks at a flat rate set by the government, along with Medicaid eligibility.

    This is where information such as how long it’s been since you last worked makes a difference.

    If it’s been several years, and you haven’t paid much into the Social Security system recently, that may disqualify you from SSDI, but you could be eligible for SSI.

    If your financial resources are too high, you might be unable to qualify for SSI.

    Make sure to fill out all the forms and answer all the questions from Social Security completely and correctly.

    Better yet, ask us, “Do I have a disability case?” And get our disability law firm to make sure your claim is as strong as possible. You pay no attorney fee until you win benefits.

    Don’t take chances when it comes to securing a better financial future.

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    Hear from a Geary Law Firm Client

    “Helped me every step of the way, and won my case for me. I am not rich, and he had my best interests at heart. I would highly recommend him, as I have already done, several times.”

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