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Social Security Disability 

Affordable, Compassionate Law Office

Whether you’ve already applied for Social Security Disability benefits and have been denied, or you’re applying for the first time, call on H Russell Vick & Associates PLLC. Throughout our years of experience, we’ve seen all kinds of simple and complex cases. We’ve been assisting our clients to receive the benefits they need since 1982. 

As one of our valued clients, you’ll receive our undivided attention and care during your case. Most of our clients are suffering emotionally, financially and physically, so we do our best to alleviate additional stress by providing affordable and compassionate representation.
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  • Claims: We can help you navigate the complex systems involved with applying for disability benefits, to cut down on time spent without benefits and increase your chances of approval.
  • Appeals: Most applicants for benefits are denied, and denied applicants usually have 60 days to appeal. We can help you begin the appeals process using the proper channels and forms.
  • Hearings: Enlist our assistance to bring your case, witnesses and any additional evidence before an administrative law judge.
No matter the intricacy of your case, we’d love to hear more about it during your free consultation. If you've been denied benefits or you expect to be out of work for more than 12 months, call H Russell Vick & Associates PLLC today. Remember, you won’t be charged a fee unless the benefits are won.

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of Social Security Disability programs are there?
According to the SSA, there are two programs related to Social Security Disability:
  1. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for insured workers, their disabled surviving spouses, and children (disabled before age 22) of disabled, retired, or deceased workers.
  2. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for people with little or no income and resources. 
Am I qualified to receive Social Security Disability benefits?
A list of disabilities or impairments that may qualify adults (ages 18 and over) can be found here. However, sufferers of these disabilities must meet particular conditions regarding the severity of your case and the impact on your ability to work. In addition to medical requirements, the SSA has non-medical requirements that involve the income of your household and other information. 

To find out if you’re qualified, or if your child is qualified, please contact our office. We’d be happy to go over the details of your case and assist you with filing a claim.

What information do I need to provide to apply for benefits?
All kinds of medical evidence must be provided for your case, including physical exams or mental health records, blood work, scans, treatments and more. Additionally, you will be required to provide any applicable workers’ compensation information, names and dates of birth of involved parties, income information and more. 

How long does it take to apply a claim for Social Security Disability?
It can take around 3 to 5 months to receive a decision from the SSA regarding your case. However, any missing evidence or inability to follow the required steps can result in a longer process or a denial.

Why was my application for Social Security Disability denied?
The notice of denial you received should contain an explanation from the SSA. But your application could be denied for a variety of reasons, including:
  • If your condition isn’t severe enough.
  • If you haven’t followed the proper steps.
  • If the SSA cannot contact you.
  • If your condition is the result of drug abuse.
  • If you’ve been convicted of a crime.
Remember, most applications for Social Security Disability are denied. If you need further assistance with interpreting the notice, and taking the proper steps to appeal, that’s what we’re here for. Please contact us to schedule your free consultation.
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