Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability

We have done Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income applications and appeals for many years.  Our disability lawyers have successfully obtained disability benefits for thousands of people in the Akron area.  We can help you next.

Do you believe that you are unable to work full-time?  Are you currently receiving medical treatment from a doctor, nurse practitioner,  therapist, or other health care worker?  Have you had medical testing or imaging that shows you have a serious health problem?  Do you see a psychiatrist or therapist because you have mental health concerns that make it difficult to work?  Are you over age 50 and no longer able to do what you used to do for work? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits.

Along with SSI disability, Social Security Disability is the  main area of practice for our lawyers.  Each one of our disability attorneys have spent their entire career helping the disabled obtain Social Security.

There are several types of disability benefits:

  • If you have worked for approximately 5 of the last 10 years, then you may qualify for Disability Insurance Benefits on your work record.
  • If you are disabled and over 50 years old, you may qualify for Widow’s Benefits on your spouse’s work record.
  • If you became disabled before age 22, you may be eligible for benefits on your parents’ work record.
  • If you are unable to work and have limited financial resources, you may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income benefits.
  • If you have limited household income/resources and your child has serious impairments which interferes with their ability to learn, pay attention, socialize, or use their hands/move, then your child may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income benefits.

If you have any doubt at all about whether you qualify for Social Security Disability or Supplmental Security Income, you should give us a call.  Our experienced and skilled disability lawyers offer free phone consultations and we are happy to take your call.  If you are out of work or only able to work part-time because of your health (mental or physical), you should give us a call to see if you qualify for disability.  If we take your case, we charge no fee unless you win.  If you have already been denied disability, you should call us right away so that we can help you appeal.  If you miss an appeal deadline, you could lose out on recieving a substantial amount of Social Security back pay.

Contact us on our website or call us at 877-230-5500 to talk about whether you may be eligible for any benefits.  Our social security disability lawyers regularly represent disability clients at Court in Akron, Ohio but our clients also come from the surrounding areas of Cuyahoga Falls, Barberton, Stow, Norton, Wadsworth, Medina, Green, Fairlawn, Richfield, New Franklin, Canton, Kent, Massillon, Ravenna, Rootstown, Tallmadge, Uniontown, Canal Fulton, Brunswick, and Wooster.  Find a Social Security Disability Lawyer near me.

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