Helping You Get The Disability Benefits You Deserve
Being unable to work and support your family can be incredibly stressful. If you are unable to work due to a disability, there are government-paid benefits that may be available to you. Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are designed to help those who cannot work due to a disability or illness.
At Pearson & Paris, P.S.C., we understand how challenging it can be to cope with the loss of income that may come with a disability. We are dedicated to helping our clients get the benefits they deserve in order to ease the financial burden. The process of securing SSD benefits can take up to 18 months, so our lawyers always encourage clients to talk with us as soon as possible.
Qualifying For SSD
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is responsible for administering the SSD program and approving applications for disability payments. To qualify, the SSA requires that you have a documented illness or disability that prevents you from working one year or more, or that the condition may result in death. Disabilities can be both physical or mental in nature. Once you begin receiving benefits, they will continue to be paid until you are no longer disabled or you reach retirement age at 65 years old.
If your claim for SSD benefits has been denied, you still have a chance to obtain benefits. Many SSD applications are initially denied. However, following a denial, you can file an appeal to have your claim reexamined. It is best to do this with the help of an attorney who can assess why the claim was initially denied and correct any issues that may have triggered the denial.
After your initial application has been denied, you have 60 days to file an appeal. If you do not file an appeal during this time frame, you must restart the process from the beginning by filing an initial application again.
Let’s Get Started
You do not have to wait until you have been out of work for a year or more to apply for SSD benefits. Get in touch with our firm today and we can help you get the process started as soon as possible. You can call our Kentucky office at 502-688-5200 or contact us online to schedule your consultation.