Lawyers Who Understand What You Need To File For Disability
Disability benefits may be your only source of income. Without such benefits, you might not be able to remain in your home. Yet the Social Security Administration (SSA) has strict rules concerning qualification. Without meeting the criteria the SSA sets down, you may not be eligible to receive disability benefits.
It is important to have legal representation on your side to ensure you receive the benefits you deserve. Midwest Disability, P.A., has helped residents throughout Wisconsin receive Social Security disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for over 50 years. We will thoroughly prepare your application. When necessary, we will provide representation to protect your rights to receive your disability benefits.
What Are The Requirements?
To qualify for SSDI or SSI, you must demonstrate you are suffering from permanent disability. This means suffering from a condition expected to last more than one year. The disabling condition must also be one that prevents you from participating in any “substantial gainful activity.” Such a condition would prevent you from performing the job duties of your prior employment, and it would also make it impossible to locate a new line of work.
To qualify for SSDI, one must have a certain history of paying Social Security taxes. The work history includes a minimum of five of the 10 years before the onset of the disability. However, there are instances where the work period can be slightly less for younger applicants.
There is no requirement of any wage history when applying for SSI, however. SSI is reserved for individuals over 65 years, blind, or suffering from a disability. Total family assets cannot exceed $3,000.
Locating Other Possible Benefits
Under the right circumstances, it is possible to return to work without risking your benefits. Our attorneys can discuss all of your options. This includes helping you locate free vocational rehabilitation and job retraining. We will also explore the possibility of locating benefits for family members including spouses, former spouses and children.
Our lawyers can analyze your unique circumstances when working toward helping you obtain disability benefits. During a free case evaluation, we will inquire into your situation. When retained by you, we will organize your information and represent you in front of the SSA, if necessary.
To contact our law firm, please call 888-351-0427. Our attorneys and staff will handle your Social Security Disability benefits matter on a contingency. In other words, you will not have to pay us unless we recover disability benefits for you.