Waukesha Social Security Disability Lawyer
Milwaukee Area SSDI Lawyers
Income Benefits for the Disabled: SSD ∙ SSDI ∙ SSI
The Waukesha law firm of D’Angelo & Jones, LLP, provides experienced legal advice and guidance to clients seeking Social Security Disability benefits in Waukesha or surrounding areas in Wisconsin. We understand the frustration and anxiety that many clients experience when confronting the financial realities of a long-term disability, permanent disability or terminal illness. Our Waukesha Social Security Disability attorneys can answer your questions, help you understand your rights and provide effective representation through the disability claims or appeals processes. Contact us to schedule an initial consultation with a skilled Social Security lawyer.
Eligibility for Benefits: Am I Disabled?
The government has determined that those individuals who are disabled are entitled to disability benefits under the Social Security laws. A person is disabled under the law if they suffer from a physical or emotional impairment, or a combination of mental and emotional impairments, that is expected to prevent, or has prevented, that person from engaging in “substantial gainful activity” for at least 12 consecutive months. You can also qualify for disability benefits if your condition is expected to result in your death.
The law considers you able to perform “substantial gainful activity” if you have the ability to perform a job and earn at least $1,000 of income per month. In making its determination on your eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is concerned with your ability to perform any job in the United States economy. Just because you cannot perform the job you would like to work or are used to working, does not mean you are disabled under the standards of the Social Security Administration. The key question in determining if your condition qualifies you as disabled is whether you can perform any job at a substantially gainful level of employment.
For a better understanding of whether or not you will qualify for disability benefits, potential applicants should consult the Social Security Administration’s Blue Book containing the guidelines, evidentiary standards and types of debilitating conditions considered by the Social Security Administration in making its disability determinations. An online copy of this resource can be found on the Social Security Administration’s website.
Obtaining Social Security Disability Benefits
In order to make a winning case for disability benefits, you will need to convince an Administrative Law Judge that you are disabled. Keeping that in mind, it is imperative that you continue to receive treatment from well-respected, licensed medical providers throughout the Social Security Disability application process until your case is finally determined. Do not be your own worst enemy! Failure to receive consistent medical attention throughout your case is your responsibility, and your decision on whether or not to do so and to follow the recommendations of your medical providers can make or break your case.
Additional information about Social Security Disability benefits and other benefits to which you may be entitled:
- Social Security Disability (SSD) vs. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits
- Filing SSD/SSI claims and the appeals process
- Medical benefits and Social Security — Your Social Security eligibility may qualify you for Medicare or Medicaid benefits
Our Social Security Disability Law Attorneys
Attorney ReAnna Grabow of D’Angelo & Jones, has over 10 years of experience in Social Security Disability law and want to put that experience to work for you. Please contact D’Angelo & Jones, in Waukesha, Wisconsin, to schedule a free, one-half hour initial consultation with one of our Social Security attorneys today.
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