If you are disabled and struggling to receive social security disability benefits, we can help.
As a disabled individual, your goal should be your health, not worrying about your future financial stability. Our Social Security Disability Attorney, Chad Beck, understands the process thoroughly, and will work hard to get you the benefits you deserve.
Attorney Beck has helped disabled individuals at over 1,500 Social Security disability hearings in Ohio, Washington, and multiple other places across the country. He also has extensive experience representing Social Security disability claimants in appeals before the Appeals Council and in United States District Court.
Given this dedication and experienced representation, Chad has proven himself to be a very strong advocate for the rights of the injured and disabled.
Are you eligible for Social Security Disability?
To qualify for Social Security Disability and/or Supplemental Security Income benefits, a person must meet certain medical and non-medical requirements.
Medically, a person must have a medically determinable impairment or combination of impairments that causes an inability to perform substantial gainful activity. The Social Security Administration must consider all of a person’s medical conditions, both physical and mental, when determining whether a person can work.
Generally speaking, anyone who is incapable of performing full-time employment due to a severe medical condition meets the medical eligibility requirements of the social security disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits programs.
If a person is medically disabled, he or she must also meet the non-medical requirements of the Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits programs to qualify for benefits.
For social security disability, a person must have worked long enough to have acquired a sufficient number “credits” which depends on a person’s age.
For Supplemental Security Income, a person must be eligible financially and must not have income, assets or resources above a certain level. Children can also qualify for Supplemental Security Income benefits depending upon parental income.
How do you apply for SS disability?
To apply for social security disability benefits in Washington, it’s important to meet with your primary care physician to discuss your disability. Your treatment providers are the individuals who will confirming your disability with social security, and it’s important to know what your providers are going to say regarding your ability to work.
If you haven’t been seeing a doctor regularly, it is necessary to establish a relationship with a primary care physician in order to establish the parameters of your disability or you will be denied benefits based on a lack of proof that the disability exists.
To begin the application process, you can start filling out an application online, or you can meet with your local social security office and fill out an application there. The process can be daunting, especially for those who are dealing with multiple disabilities, or those involving anxiety, depression or problems with cognition. While many people begin the application on their own, most find it necessary to work with an attorney to complete the entire process.