Indianapolis man gets free disability case evaluation

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If you can’t work, it might seem obvious that you need Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.

You worked and paid into the system. Now you face great uncertainty about how you will make ends meet. You clearly deserve support.

But inability to work on its own doesn’t guarantee you’ll receive SSD benefits.

The Social Security Administration is a large government agency. They use a very specific legal system to determine who receives benefits. The only way you’ll win benefits is if you meet the agency’s strict definition of “disabled.”

Disability attorney Frank Hanley can help you figure out if you do. The sooner you call, the sooner we can start helping you. Contact us to discuss your disability case.

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We offer a FREE evaluation of your case and will discuss your options with you.  Let us make a difference in your life.

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Your Health Condition and

Ability To Work

To be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits, your medical problems must leave you unable to perform your previous kind of work or adapt to any other work.

If you think you may qualify for disability benefits, let us help with your application.

How do I know if I’m eligible to

Apply For Social Security?

There are two types of Social Security Benefits: SSDI and SSI.

SSDI

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program pays benefits to you and certain family members if you meet three criteria:

  1. You are disabled,
  2. You have earned enough work credits through Social Security taxes, and
  3. As of the date you became disabled, you must have worked under Social Security at least 5 of the last 10 years.
SSI

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a needs-based program for disabled adults who have limited income and resources.

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IMPORTANT

Once you’re denied benefits, the clock starts ticking. Don’t wait too long. You might miss the deadline to appeal.

How To Appeal

What is the Meaning of “Disabled”?

Under the rules set forth by Social Security, you’re considered disabled if your medical condition or injury is expected to keep you from working for at least one full year (or result in death). Your disability can be a physical condition, a mental condition, or a combination of a variety of conditions.

If you can’t work, you need to schedule regular medical appointments so you have enough medical evidence to prove your case to Social Security.

In general, Social Security considers you disabled if:

  • You can no longer do work that you did before;
  • You can’t adjust to other work because of your medical condition(s); and
  • Your disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or to result in death.

Contact us today about your disability case. Our experience can make all the difference.

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