Social Security Disability

The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides financial assistance for people who cannot work due to an injury or medical condition. You may be deemed “disabled” as a result of a mental or physical condition, or a combination of conditions, if those conditions are severe enough to prevent work and if they can be expected to last more than one year.

 

Your child may also be awarded disability benefits if the child suffers medical conditions that seriously limit the child’s ability to function the same as other children.

 

You may apply for disability even if you are working. The SSA will look at how much you earn to see whether you qualify for disability benefits.

 

An attorney at Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C. can help you apply for benefits. If your claim is denied, you have the right to have a hearing before a judge. You have 60 days to file your appeal.

 

The judge will carefully review your case, and may reverse your denial and award benefits. In general, you are more likely to qualify for benefits by appealing your case to a judge, instead of re-submitting another application to your local office. An experienced attorney can help you gather evidence and present your case at your disability hearing.