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Don’t Miss Out On Social Security Benefits When Disabilities Keep You From Working

You may be a candidate for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits if you are unable to continue working because of a physical and/or mental disability. However, if you apply for benefits, you may soon learn what millions of people already know: Social Security (formerly known as the Social Security Administration or SSA) denies most initial SSDI applications.

You may have acquired a disability, such as paralysis, in a car crash or an accident on the job. Or, you may have developed a chronic condition, such as back pain, over months or years. Have you just received a diagnosis of stage 4 cancer? In any of these situations, you may be unable to work as you did before.

Do not give up easily if you are truly unable to work because of one or more disabilities, and your SSDI or SSI claim has been denied. Consult with an SSDI attorney to explore the idea of appealing your denied claim. At Malone & Atchison, we help Minnesotans obtain the SSDI or SSI benefits they are eligible for. Request a free consultation today.

We Understand The Difference Between Mental And Physical Injuries

Social Security benefits aren’t just for those who suffer physical injuries. Workers who suffer mental or psychological problems because of on-the-job activities, stress or events may receive benefits as well. Although this may be the case, people who have suffered a mental injury often encounter more pushback when applying for Social Security Disability benefits. Physical injuries are easy to see. Mental injuries are often unseen. Additionally, there is a rather specific list of mental conditions that the Social Security Administration recognizes as disabling. If your condition does not meet the listing requirements, your claim might be denied.

Whether you have a physical injury or a mental injury, with Malone & Atchison at your side, you can rest easy knowing you are in the hands of a caring, compassionate and passionate team. We have 30 years of experience handling a wide range of injuries cases. We are well-versed in the laws governing SSDI claims, and we know which types of mental and physical conditions are recognized by the Social Security Administration as disabling and which types of conditions require a more tactful approach and additional work.

Children’s Claims

Social Security benefits are not only for adults. Children under 18 years old, who are unmarried or sustained a disability before age 22 or while an elementary or secondary school student may have eligibility.

Social Security claims involving children can have challenges. For example, many initial applications for children with serious mental and physical health conditions are denied. This requires an appeal, which a skilled workers’ compensation attorney can help with.

There are many considerations for children’s claims such as whether the child regularly sees a doctor and has medical records to supplement the claims, the presence of behavioral problems at home or in school, and medical issues during pregnancy or infancy. Other factors may include the household income of the child’s home, the child’s school grade level and any legal trouble the child may have faced.

How Our Lawyers Can Help

Attorney John Malone, a founder of our firm, has represented people with injuries and disabilities for more than 30 years. We have the knowledge, skills and compassion necessary to help you overcome challenges after an SSDI or SSI claim denial. We may enlist the help of one or more doctors to serve as expert witnesses to bolster your claim.

An important step in the process of appealing your denied SSD claim is to request an administrative hearing. If the answer is still no after an administrative hearing, you can appeal before the Appeals Council in Virginia. Our lawyers can help you prepare all the evidence needed to increase your chances of success in an SSDI hearing or appeal.

Filing an initial Social Security Disability application can be overwhelming. At Malone & Atchison, we assist you in gathering the necessary information to begin that process and go even further by filing your application online for you.

Don’t Miss Deadlines; Request A Consultation

After a denial is received, an appeal must be filed. To ensure that you meet the deadlines and do all that you can to overturn an SSDI claim denial, consult with an attorney as soon as possible.

Malone & Atchison is here for you from the initial application for  an SSDI/SSI benefits application, as well as for appeals. To schedule a meeting with one of our lawyers in Edina, Brainerd, St. Cloud or your location, call us at 952-209-9018 or 320-407-1671 or send an email inquiry.