Social Security Representation
At LoPiano Kenny & Stinson, we represent both adults and children in social security claims for disability benefits. Whether you are on the intitial level or the hearing level, we correspond closely with your medical providers and the Social Security Administration to ensure that your claim is handled expeditiously. We always follow and adhere to the proper standards to ensure each individual receives the proper settlement.
Social Security Disability (SSD) is a part of the Federal Social Security Act. It includes programs that provide disability payments and other benefits to disabled workers and their families. Social Security Disability Benefits may consist of cash payments and medical coverage. Benefits depend on your financial situation and whether you qualify under the appropriate Social Security Administration regulations.
Social Security Disability Eligibility
You may be eligible for SSD benefits if you can answer yes to any of the following questions:
- Do you have a severe physical or mental impairment that prevents you from working?
- Do you have a disability that prohibits you from working in any capacity - not just in the job you held previously?
- Has your disability lasted or is it expected to last for at least one year?
- Is the disability life threatening?
The claims process is as follows: The disabled person makes an initial claim. These claims are routinely denied unless the person suffers from a serious and obvious disability. Most persons will need to file a Request for Reconsideration of Benefits which, again, is subject to routine denial. Upon receipt of the 2nd denial, the Claimant will need to Request a Hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. Should the Claimant be unsuccessful at the Hearing, appeals to the Appeals Council and/or Federal Court are available. If your claim is denied at any level, you should seek the advice of an experienced social security benefits attorney.
Trust the Professionals at LoPiano Kenny & Stinson to handle your Social Security claim.