Lenexa, Kansas Social Security Disability Attorney
Are you prevented by a disability from working for twelve months or more? If so, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. To qualify for benefits, you must have paid into the Social Security system through payroll taxes. You must also meet the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) definition of disabled. The Law Office of Michael J. Joshi helps SSD claimants at all levels of the process of obtaining benefits-from initial applications to reconsiderations.
If you would like to speak with a lawyer regarding Social Security Disability benefits, call my firm at 913-227-0100 or toll free at 877-227-8456 to schedule your free initial consultation. You can also e-mail me and I will be in touch with you promptly.
Speak with an attorney before you apply for SSD benefits
The Law Office of Michael J. Joshi does assist people who have been denied benefits. However, I do advise people to seek help at the initial application stage. Obtaining benefits can be frustrating. Many people who are able to provide adequate information from the beginning are more likely to get maximum SSD benefits.
What is considered in the SSD application?
An individual must meet five conditions to be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. I can help you understand these qualifications and ensure your application or reconsideration for benefits is handled properly. The five conditions are as follows.
- The individual must be unable to engage in substantial and gainful employment.
- The inability to work must last at least twelve months or more.
- The individual must have a severe impairment that meets or is equal to one of the impairments described in the Social Security regulations.
- If the individual does not meet the SSA impairments, the SSA will consider the residual functional capacity regarding what the person is able to do with the impairment.
- Determinations will be made if the person is capable of performing other work within his or her capacity considering age, education and work experience.
Certain medical conditions can meet qualifications for benefits without proving inability to work.
The SSA process is a technical evaluation. The terms are specific, and to be successful you must know what the SSA is looking for.
Whether you are just beginning to apply for benefits or have been initially denied, seeking SSD benefits is not something a person should take on alone. Call me at 913-227-0100, toll free at 877-227-8456 or e-mail me for your free intial consultation.