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The Social Security Administration (SSA) considers you eligible for Social Security Disability benefits if you meet the agency’s definition of “disabled.” The SSA will only consider you disabled if:
The Social Security Administration only pays total disability, not partial disability.
You may think it’s easy to win benefits. You may think if you simply explain your circumstances to Social Security, someone at the SSA will understand your claim and start giving you benefits checks. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work this way.
Applying for disability benefits is a complex legal process. You must meet the SSA’s definition of “disabled.”
The Social Security Administration will often have you seen by a doctor (or doctors) of their choosing and will evaluate your medical evidence based on their rules and their application of the medical evidence. Social Security law is very complex and the SSA will usually apply it in such a way that your case will be denied even if the medical evidence would seem, by common sense, to indicate that you are disabled.
While some people are approved at the initial application, most have to proceed to a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge and that of course is the stage where we believe we can help our clients the most.
Your disability case is unique. Every disability case depends upon a variety of factors, which not only include your medical condition, but also includes how your medical condition intersects with the very complex Social Security rules and regulations as to when you’re entitled to benefits. At Lachman & Gorton, we can advise you on what steps to take to give you the absolute best chance to have your disability application approved.
We take disability cases that need to be appealed. If your application was denied, contact us today for help.