If you have a disability preventing you from working in Kentucky, you might be able to receive Social Security Disability benefits. Yet, those with disabilities often have their claims denied or do not collect all the benefits they qualify to receive.
While the Social Security Administration (SSA) receives many applications for benefits, denying claims leaves individuals with legitimate needs in a tough position. Having a Kentucky Social Security Disability lawyer from Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers on your side can help you navigate the claims process and recover the money you and your family need. You can learn more during a free consultation with our team.
How Our Kentucky Lawyer Can Help With a Social Security Disability Claim
In legal matters, you have the right to represent yourself, but these claims can be complex and take a long time. One misstep can cause a delay or cause your claim to be denied. A lawyer with Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers who understands the law and represents your interests can be your biggest ally.
Some things our Social Security Disability lawyer in Kentucky can do include:
- Listening to your side of the story to understand the situation in its full context
- Reviewing financial documents
- Locating and analyzing relevant medical evidence
- Completing your claim with all the necessary information
- Communicating with your physicians and other medical professionals to ensure appropriate documentation
- Filing and appealing your initial claim with your approval
- Representing you during the appeals process
Our firm’s experience in these cases can go a long way to getting what you need. We understand how the process works, what the Social Security Administration (SSA) is looking for, and how best to present your case.
How Much Will a Kentucky Social Security Disability Lawyer Cost?
The good news for those who cannot work because of a disability is that Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers wants to help you. You will likely face financial troubles if you cannot work because of a disability. Our firm, led by Darryl “The Hammer” Isaacs, takes Social Security Disability claims on a contingency fee basis.
We will not require a fee if our firm does not win your disability claim. Furthermore, we do not require any upfront fees to get started. If we win your Social Security claim, you can pay your legal fees from your earnings. We don’t want to add another bill to your pile. We will offer our services to you on the basis that we will receive payment should we settle or win your case.
Who Qualifies for Social Security Disability Benefits?
According to the SSA, about 9 million Americans receive benefits. Within Kentucky, nearly a million individuals are receiving aid, according to Disability Benefits Help. It is quite likely that many disabled citizens qualify and simply have not received the benefits they need.
The SSA defines a disability as:
- A person who cannot work due to a severe medical condition that has lasted or is expected to last at least one year.
- The condition must prevent a person from working or adjusting to other work.
It is important to note that disabilities can occur at any age, and anyone who cannot work due to a disability may be eligible to receive SSA benefits. SSA offers aid through two separate programs: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Our firm can help you file for one or both types of benefits.
When Should I Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits?
Even with serious injuries, many people instinctively want to try and work through their pain. We often feel responsible for our work, even if we have a disability or are unwell. Because of this, individuals with disabilities are often somewhat slow to apply for SSD benefits. This is not in your best interest.
Instead, you should apply for SSDI and SSI benefits as soon as you receive a disability diagnosis. The claims process can take a long time. Even in the best-case scenario, claims take several months or longer.
What do I Need to Apply for SSD Benefits?
To complete your application, you must gather some essential information. This typically includes:
- Your birth certificate (or proof of date of birth)
- Social Security number (for you, your spouse, and children)
- Checking or savings account information
- Medical history, including contact information for all medical professionals and institutions who provided you with treatment
- All medications you take (or have taken throughout your disability)
- Relevant test results
- Work summary covering up to the last 15 years
- Relevant tax documentation (W2 form or federal tax return)
To apply for SSI benefits as a disabled adult, you can apply for benefits online, but if you are applying for a child or non-disabled adult 65+ years old, you will need to visit your local SSA office.
If you are not sure how to get this information or if you will qualify, a Kentucky Social Security disability lawyer with our firm can provide clarity and guidance.
Social Security Administration Process for Claims
The Social Security Administration goes through five basic steps to deny or approve your claim. You can learn about the process in more detail on their website.
- First, an applicant must meet employment, income, or disability qualifications.
- For example, applicants cannot perform the work they were doing prior to the disability diagnosis.
- For example, applicants will be unable to work and provide for themselves due to a disability.
- Disability is on the SSA “Blue Book” and will leave you unable to work for at least a year. See what disabilities are in the “Blue Book” here.
It is more complicated to calculate how much individuals can claim, but you must meet the basic qualifications above for an SSD claim to be approved.
Contact Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers for a Free Case Review
Our firm wants to help you receive your SSDI and SSI benefits. You can contact Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers today by phone or on our website. Our firm offers a free consultation to answer your questions regarding the confusing laws surrounding Social Security Disability claims. If you hire our firm, we can help you get your claim started for no upfront fees or costs.
Give us a call, or if you are more comfortable, fill out our online form to contact us today and learn how our Kentucky Social Security Disability lawyer from Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers can help.