Criteria for Disability Benefits in Colorado

Aug 01 2018

The criteria for qualifying for disability benefits in Colorado are relatively straightforward. However, this does not mean that the path to receiving benefits is simple or easy. If an applicant for benefits fails to prove that he or she meets the necessary criteria, essential benefits may be delayed or denied altogether. That is why it is important to have experienced legal counsel in your corner to help guide you through this process.

At the law firm of Alverson + O’Brien, our Denver lawyers have extensive experience helping disabled individuals get the Social Security Disability benefits that they and their family members need during this difficult time in their lives.

Successfully Qualifying for Disability Benefits

Under federal Social Security Disability (SSD) guidelines, a person who is seeking disability benefits must meet both medical criteria and job-related criteria. In essence, a person must have a medical condition. The Social Security Administration keeps a list of medical impairments that are likely to meet the criteria for receiving benefits. However, if your impairment is not on this list, it is still possible to satisfy the medical requirement through the use of a medical examination and by providing medical records.

A medical impairment alone is not enough to qualify for SSD benefits. You must show that you have been unable to work, or are expected to be unable to work, for at least one year.

Even if you meet all of the necessary criteria, many initial applications are often denied. Our attorneys can help with appeals and requests for reconsideration while we work to help you get the benefits you need.

Call Alverson + O’Brien Today

We are available to help meet all of your SSD needs. Call 303-993-8882 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. The sooner you reach out to us, the sooner we can get to work helping you get the benefits to which you are entitled.