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Benefit Eligibility

Benefit Eligibility

What If I Am Turned Down?

If you filed a claim and believe that the decision was not correct, you may request a hearing before an administrative law judge. At this point you should contact and attorney. At a hearing before an administrative law judge, it may be necessary to present complicated medical evidence. It is also important that the first hearing be properly handled in the event that a later appeal to a federal court is necessary. We are familiar with Social Security law and will be able to assist you in making sure your case is presented and handled to your best benefit.

Am I Disabled?

To receive benefits under the SSD and SSI programs, you m ust have medically determinable phycial and/or mental health problems that limits or prevents you from substantial gainful employment. SSA defines medically determinable as a “physical or mental impairment that results from anatomical, physiological, or psychological abnormalities, which can be shown by medically acceptable clinical and laboratory diagnostic techniques. A physical or mental impairment must be establish by medical evidence consisting of symptoms, signs, and laboratory findings – not only by the individual’s statement of symptoms”.2 in Addition to your medical conditions(s), SSA will also take into account your remaining ability to work, your age, your education//training and work experience in determining your case.

2 SSA Hand book section 601. August 1, 2011.

How Do I Get Benefits?

Whether or not you qualify for Social Security benefits depends upon your date of birth, the type of benefits for which you are applying and, most importantly, your past earnings. To obtain a detailed personal estimate of your Social Security benefits, contact your Social Security office.

Am I Eligible For Benefits?

You will not receive benefits automatically. If you believe that you are eligible, you must file an application to begin the process. You can file and application at your Local Security office in person, via phone or on line at www.ssa.gov, or we can do it for you. Some claims have time limitations so you should act quickly. It is also important to note that filing a claim is just the first step in an often long and difficult process.

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