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Social Security Attorneys in Eau Claire

If you are disabled, you may be entitled to Social Security benefits. Your disability does not have to be caused by an accident. You can qualify for disability benefits as a result of significant physical limitations, extreme mental health problems, advance stage cancer, birth defects, degenerative diseases, and many other conditions.

The two main types of Social Security disability benefits are:

  • SSDI: You may be entitled to SSDI benefits if you are physically incapable of doing substantial gainful employment.
  • SSI: You may qualify for SSI benefits if you qualify for SSDI benefits and your income and assets are low enough.

In order to qualify for Social Security disability benefits, you must meet one of the Social Security Administration's standards for disability and have worked at gainful employment for long enough to meet the Social Security Administration’s minimum requirements, or be able to claim benefits based on another person’s work history (for example, a parent or spouse). In addition, you must make a claim soon enough after you were last able to work.

To request Social Security disability benefits, a disabled person must complete an application for benefits either online or in person at a Social Security Administration regional office. Once the application is filed, a representative from the Social Security Administration will investigate the claim for benefits by requesting and reviewing the disabled person’s medical records, interviewing the disabled person, and collecting information from a friend or family member who has knowledge of the disability. The representative also may have the disabled person's records reviewed by a medical professional and/or send the disabled person to a health care provider for a disability exam. Based on this investigation, the representative will either grant or deny benefits.

If an Application for Benefits is denied, a disabled person may file a Request for Reconsideration. The Social Security Administration follows much the same process in reviewing this request. If benefits are denied based on this request, the disabled person can file a Request for a Hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. It is often helpful to have an attorney at the reconsideration and hearing request stages.

If a disabled person is awarded SSDI benefits, he or she will receive a monthly payment. The amount of this payment will be determined on the basis of the disabled person’s earnings record. In addition, two years after the disabled person was deemed eligible for Social Security benefits for two years, he or she will be entitled to Medicare health benefits.

Typical Social Security cases handled by our attorneys include:

  • Social Security Disability/SSI – Amputation
  • Social Security Disability/SSI – Arthritis
  • Social Security Disability/SSI – Autism
  • Social Security Disability/SSI – Back Injuries
  • Social Security Disability/SSI – Back Pain
  • Social Security Disability/SSI – Back Problems (Other)
  • Social Security Disability/SSI – Bipolar Disorder
  • Social Security Disability/SSI – Brain Injury
  • Social Security Disability/SSI – Breathing Problems
  • Social Security Disability/SSI – Cancer
  • Social Security Disability/SSI – Cardio Vascular Disease
  • Social Security Disability/SSI – Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Social Security Disability/SSI – COLD (Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease)
  • Social Security Disability/SSI – COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Social Security Disability/SSI – Coronary Artery Disease
  • Social Security Disability/SSI – Headache
  • Social Security Disability/SSI – Heart Attack
  • Social Security Disability/SSI – Heart Disease
  • Social Security Disability/SSI – Heart Failure
  • Social Security Disability/SSI – Hip Problems
  • Social Security Disability/SSI – HIV/AIDS
  • Social Security Disability/SSI – Kidney Disease
  • Social Security Disability/SSI – Knee Problems
  • Social Security Disability/SSI – Liver Disease
  • Social Security Disability/SSI – Lung Disease
  • Social Security Disability/SSI – Lupus
  • Social Security Disability/SSI – Major Depression
  • Social Security Disability/SSI – Mental Illness
  • Social Security Disability/SSI – Mental Retardation
  • Social Security Disability/SSI – Multiple Sclerosis
  • Social Security Disability/SSI – Organic Brain Syndrome
  • Social Security Disability/SSI – Post Polio Syndrome
  • Social Security Disability/SSI – Psychological/Psychiatric Disorders
  • Social Security Disability/SSI – Schizophrenia
  • Social Security Disability/SSI – Seizures
  • Social Security Disability/SSI – Shoulder Problems
  • Social Security Disability/SSI – Spine Problems
  • Social Security Disability/SSI – Stroke

If you are disabled, you may be entitled to Social Security benefits. Contact the lawyers at GCW to find out how we can help.

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