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Morgan & Justice, Your Lawyers For SSDI and SSI Cases

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY

When a disability prevents an individual from working, it can be life-changing for the worker and for his or her family. 


If you have suffered an injury or illness that prevents employment, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits that can financially protect your family as you care for your health.

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY LAW: INJURIES, CLAIMS & BENEFITS

Securing Social Security Disability (SSDI) & Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits

To be eligible to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, you must have a physical disability, mental disability, or a combination of the two that is expected to significantly impair your ability to work for at least 12 months or may cause death. A physical disability may include an injury, disease or other physical impairment.


At Morgan & Justice, our Social Security Disability lawyers represent Ohio residents with disabilities of all kinds, from physical disabilities like back and joint injuries to mental health disorders like depression and anxiety.  If you or a loved one have experienced or develops a serious disability, contact our experienced lawyers, today to review your case and help you obtain all of the SSD benefits to which you are entitled. 


Areas of Practice:

  • Social Security
  • Social Security Appeals
  • Social Security Disability
  • Social Security Disability Insurance
  • Supplemental Security Income


For more information about the different types of disability benefits and to understand what the eligibility requirements are, please click on the underlined words or continue reading below.

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The law places the burden of proof on the disabled person to prove he or she is disabled based upon demonstrable abnormal testing and clinical findings. We will help you meet the burden of proof.


Contact us for a Free Consultation by calling our Columbus, Ohio law office toll free at 800-948-6200 or locally by dialing 614-258-1133. You can also contact us online by clicking the button below. 

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Types Of Disability Benefits

Types Of Disability Benefits

Types Of Disability Benefits

Learn about the different types of social security disability benefits: Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) vs. Social Security Income (SSI) and the application process.


TYPES OF DISABILITY BENEFITS

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Understanding Eligibility

Types Of Disability Benefits

Types Of Disability Benefits

How to determine if you are eligible for social security benefits and what the necessary requirements are related to your work history.


ELIGIBILITY

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Denied Claims & Appeals

Types Of Disability Benefits

Denied Claims & Appeals

Learn more about how to handle a denied social security disability insurance or social security income claim and the appeals process.


CLAIMS & APPEALS

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Types Of Disability Benefits

Competent Guidance Through The Appeals Process

Competent Guidance Through The Appeals Process

Social Security

There are two types of disability benefits – Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income:


Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) covers employees who have worked for a certain period of time and paid sufficient Social Security taxes.


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a welfare program for disabled individuals who do not qualify for SSDI.


Our lawyers can evaluate your circumstances, advise on which benefits to apply for and assist in completing your application. Your disability must meet certain requirements in order to qualify for support. We will determine your eligibility and guide you through the application process. Our firm also assists with obtaining disabled widow’s benefits.

Competent Guidance Through The Appeals Process

Competent Guidance Through The Appeals Process

Competent Guidance Through The Appeals Process

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Applications are in-depth and can be overwhelming. Even a small mistake can easily lead to a denial of benefits

Our Columbus social security and disability lawyers will guide you through the application process and ensure thorough completion on your first attempt. If your application is denied, we can file an appeal. 


With over 65 years of combined experience, our attorneys know how to maximize your benefits.

Contact Us For A Free Case Consultation

Competent Guidance Through The Appeals Process

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If you face a disability, you may discuss your claim eligibility with one of our qualified lawyers. Contact our Social Security Disability lawyers to schedule your free consultation. We do not get paid unless you do.


Our lawyers can evaluate your circumstances, advise on which benefits to apply for and assist in completing your application. 


Our firm also assists with obtaining disabled widow’s benefits.


Contact us for a free consultation by calling our Columbus office toll free at 800-948-6200 or locally by dialing 614-258-1133. You can also contact us online by clicking the button below. 

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Understanding Social Security Disability Eligibility

Disability is defined by the Social Security Administration as an inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity for eight hours per day because of an impairment, which can be expected to last for one year or result in death. However, there is an exception to this definition for people aged 50 or older with a work history of no transferable skills, even if they can work an eight-hour per day sedentary job. 


The specific type of illness or injury does not necessarily play a role in eligibility for Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Qualifying for benefits instead depends on whether you have been disabled for at least 12 months or you will be disabled for that long or longer. Additionally, whether or not you paid into the Social Security system impacts the benefits you are eligible for.


Do You Qualify For Benefits?

While the definition above may seem straightforwaard, you cannot always rely on common sense to determine what is and what is not considered a disability under Social Security Law. Factors such as age, education, work experience and transferability of skills, the type of impairments including mental disorders and the specific limitations must be properly assessed to determine if a person is entitled to disability benefits. 


If you have been disabled for 12 months or more, you qualify for benefits. If you are going to be disabled for 12 months or more, you qualify for benefits. It does not matter what type of illness or injury is involved.


To qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you must have paid into the Social Security system. You must have been employed at least five out of the past 10 years. There are exceptions to this rule. For example, if the injury happened or illness began at a time when you were eligible, you may qualify now.


If you are not eligible for SSDI benefits, you may be eligible for SSI benefits. These benefits are available to people who have been unemployed, who do not own homes and who do not, for one reason or another, meet the payment history requirement.


Just Because You Were Denied Benefits Does Not Mean You Are Not Eligible

Perhaps you have already applied and your application has been denied. This does not necessarily mean that you are not eligible. Many applications are initially denied. Our attorneys will gather any supplementary information necessary to make it clear to the Social Security Administration that you are disabled and in need of benefits.

Furthermore, partially returning to work does not necessarily interrupt disability benefits. Sometimes a claimant can work part time and still receive benefits. Our Columbus lawyers can offer guidance if you are considering returning to work.

FREE CONSULTATION

The law places the burden of proof on the disabled person to prove he or she is disabled based upon demonstrable abnormal testing and clinical findings. We will help you meet the burden of proof.


Contact us for a free consultation by calling our Columbus office toll free at 800-948-6200 or locally by dialing 614-258-1133. You can also contact us online by clicking the button below. 

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What To Do When Social Security Disability Is Denied?

What To Do When Social Security Disability Is Denied?

What To Do When Social Security Disability Is Denied?

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What Can I Do If Social Security Disability Is Denied?


If your application for Social Security Disability benefits has been denied, do not give up. The majority of initial applications are denied at first. This is simply how the system works. A denial does not mean you are not eligible, and it does not mean that you will not eventually get benefits. It just means that it is time to move on to the next step in the process. The Social Security Disability lawyers at Morgan & Justice in Columbus can help you take that step.


Why Your Social Security Claim Was Denied?


People often wonder why their application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) was denied. There may be any number of reasons. Perhaps a certain piece of documentation was missing. Perhaps the documentation was not specific enough in explaining what your disability is and how it prevents you from working. Perhaps something was overlooked.

We will review your claim. We will determine why it was denied, and we will gather additional medical documentation and other information to support your claim. Our attorneys are skilled at building strong cases and pursuing them through all stages of appealing denied claims.


You Need Benefits Now


SSDI denied disability claims can take up to three years to get a hearing before a judge. We strive to obtain the appropriate medical evidence as quickly as possible in order to increase the chances of a successful result in less time and can assist you though the request for reconsideration process.


Contact Us For A Free Consultation


Call us at 800-948-6200 or 614-258-1133, or contact us online today. We are committed to helping you get all the money you need to live with your disability.

Social Security Appeals

What To Do When Social Security Disability Is Denied?

What To Do When Social Security Disability Is Denied?

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Aggressive Assistance With Social Security Appeals


At Morgan & Justice in Columbus, our lawyers have over 50 years of experience assisting Ohio residents in seeking to secure benefits after an initial claim denial. If your application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits is denied, we will serve as your trusted advocates through the appeals process.



Stages Of The Appeals Process


Our attorneys are well-versed in all stages of Social Security Disability appeals, which include:

  • Request For Reconsideration: This is a document-only process in which the Social Security Administration is asked to reconsider their initial decision. There is no hearing. Like the initial application, this step frequently results in a denial.
  • Administrative Law Judge Hearing: The second stage involves a hearing before an administrative law judge, vocational expert and medical professional. During this hearing, we can present evidence and question vocational and medical experts to support your claim. Our attorneys have achieved a great deal of success at this stage in the appeals process.
  • Appeals Council: If the administrative law judge’s decision is not favorable, we can request that it is reviewed by the Social Security Administration’s Appeals Council. If the Appeals Council agrees with the administrative law judge’s decision, it will deny the request. Otherwise, the Appeals Council may review the decision or it may send the claim back to the administrative law judge. We know how to carefully prepare Appeals Council review requests.
  • U.S. Federal Court: If the results are still not satisfactory after review by the Appeals Council, we may appeal the decision in federal court. With more than 50 years of combined experience, our lawyers are prepared for this high level of Social Security Disability appeals.


Keep in mind that many SSDI and SSI applications are denied. A denial does not mean that you are ineligible for, or do not deserve, benefits. Our attorneys provide the in-depth knowledge of this complex system necessary for you to secure benefits. We will partner with you to pursue your best interests, protect your health and assist you through social security hearings.


Contact Our Capable Attorneys For A Free Consultation


Do not give up if your Social Security Disability claim is denied. We have the experience necessary to obtain favorable results.

CONTACT US FOR A FREE CONSULTATION

To contact one of our experienced and trusted workers' compensation or social security disability lawyers, call 614-258-1133 or toll free at 800-948-6200 or contact us online below.