Social Security disability benefits are awarded to disabled workers and their dependents to help them survive through difficult times. However, for many people who need these benefits, bureaucratic red tape can make the claims process frustrating and intimidating.
If you can no longer work because of injury or illness, and you find yourself in this difficult situation, the skilled and experienced Toledo Social Security disability benefits lawyers of Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer can help. We assist disabled workers throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan, including Toledo, Findlay, Lima, Sandusky, Oregon, Defiance, Fremont and surrounding communities.
We can represent you at all stages of the claims process and work hard to make sure you and your family receive the maximum benefits you deserve. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation about your Social Security benefits by calling us toll-free at (800) 352-1976 or using our online contact form.
Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?
When you meet with the Social Security disability lawyers of Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer, we will help you to determine if you qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.
To be eligible for SSDI benefits, you need to meet the Social Security Administration's definition of "disabled." This means you must suffer from a medical condition that has lasted (or is expected to last) for at least one year and prevents you from performing work at your previous job or working at a different type of job.
If you believe you meet this definition, and you are denied benefits, it may be because of an issue involving:
- Income. If you are working and your income exceeds $1,000 per month, then you may be declared ineligible for SSDI.
- Severity of your medical condition. If your condition is not on a master list of disabling conditions, the SSA may question whether your condition is "severe" enough to prevent you from working.
- Your ability to work another job. Even if you have shown that you can no longer perform your current or previous job, the SSA may challenge your claim.
- Work history. If you are age 31 or older, you need to have worked at least five of the 10 years prior to your application in order to receive SSDI benefits. If you are age 50 or older, then you need to provide proof that you worked at least seven years during your lifetime.
The Social Security benefits attorneys of Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer can help you to compile your employment and medical records and present a compelling case to the administrative law judges and appeals boards that review SSDI claims. We have helped numerous Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan residents receive benefits that they thought they would never receive.
Contact Our Toledo Social Security Disability Benefits Attorneys Today
If you or a loved one is having trouble receiving Social Security disability benefits, the Toledo lawyers of Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer will work hard to help you overcome your obstacles.
For more than 50 years, we have represented disabled and injured workers throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan, including Toledo, Findlay, Lima, Sandusky, Oregon, Defiance, Fremont and surrounding communities.
If you need legal assistance with your Social Security disability benefits claim, contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation by calling toll-free (800) 352-1976 or using our online form. We are committed to solving your problems and helping you and your family to move on with your lives.