When you have questions about qualifying for disability benefits, we can help

Sep 14 2016

When you are diagnosed with a medical condition or suffer an injury that prevents you from working in any capacity, it is an understatement to say that you are concerned. Indeed, not only do you have to worry about your health, but also how you will cover such basic expenses as groceries, utilities or mortgage payments.

Compounding your anxiety may be the fact that when you went online to investigate the possibility of securing disability benefits from the Social Security Administration, you saw that your condition and/or injuries weren’t found among the agency’s list of impairments.

Firstly, it’s important to understand that just because your medical condition is not on the list of impairments does not mean that your are automatically ineligible for disability benefits.  In fact, officials will undertake an examination to determine whether your condition is severe enough to prevent you from “completing substantial gainful activity.”

Secondly, it’s important to understand from identifying whether you have a disabling condition to appealing a denied claim, securing disability benefits is an inherently complex process. As such, those who find themselves in this situation should seriously consider speaking with an experienced legal professional.

At Alverson + O’Brien, we dedicate the entirety of our practice to two areas of the law: workers’ compensation and Social Security disability. This approach has enabled us to gain years of skill and experience, and remain current on any and all legal developments that directly affect our clients.  

We understand how stressful being out of work can be for you and your family. That’s why we strive to provide personalized, responsive and wholly effective representation designed to produce results and, more importantly, enable you to focus on managing your medical condition.

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