Have you Been Denied a SSDI or SSI Claim?
Believe it or not it happens more often than you think upon initial application. This is why it is essential to have the Webb Law Firm assist you with the process of having your claim handled correctly, especially when you have suffered a permanent disability to ensure you receive, fair, appropriate compensation.
We will assist you with preparing, for the administrative law judge, medical documentation, summaries regarding your daily limitations, etc. in order to get your claim approved.
Are You Already Receiving Monthly Time-Loss Payments and Want a Settlement (to receive a fixed settlement of the claim paid over a shorter period of time in cash payments)?
Contact us today (425) 522-4200 to discuss your SSDI claim.
We will ensure you get compensated appropriately and fairly for your permanent partial or total social security disability claim.
Do You Qualify For Disability Income?
How the Social Security Administration (SSA), determines whether you qualify is a 5 step test:
1. SSA will ask if you are working? If they are aware you are employed and make over a specific amount of monthly income, you will likely not qualify. The monthly income amount changes
here is how to find the most current figure (monthly income cutoff amount). If you are not employed or if the monthly income you make is less than the cutoff, SSA will determine if you have a qualifying medical condition.
2. SSA will
if your condition is “severe.” To meet the SSA definition
disability, your ability to do "basic work" activities for at least the past year is significantly limited. If you don't meet this "severe" standard, you claim will be denied.
3. SSA will determine if your condition meets is criteria (listing)? This is where a lot of claims are denied, SSA has a proprietary list of medical conditions they consider "severe" enough to keep a person from gainful employment. If the disability/ailment isn't on their list SSA will evaluate whether the disability is similar enough to the other conditions on the list. If it is similar, your claim may move forward, if not it will be denied. If it is similar, then SSA moves on to the next step.
4. Are you able to do the same work/job you previously were able to? SSA will determine if your condition/impairment keeps you from doing what you previously did, if not, they will determine you don't qualify, if you are unable then the determination moves to the final step, step 5.
of work are you capable of performing? When unable to do the same job you used to do, SSA will determine if there is any similar work you can perform regardless of the condition/impairment. If you are unable to do either type of work, SSA determines if you qualify as disabled. If you are able to do other types of work, your claim will be denied.
What if you can still work but have an on-the-job injury for which you need medical bills paid and have been denied?
To learn about L&I (Worker's Comp) claims visit our L&I Claims Page.