Arizona Social Security Disability
An unexpected injury or illness can impede your ability to work and leave you wondering where your next paycheck will come from.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) was created to provide much needed financial relief to those who are unable to work and allow them to focus on their recovery.
However, many applicants are initially denied by the Social Security Administration (SSA), despite meeting the eligibility requirements.
If this has happened to you, you could still be eligible for benefits. Our experienced Arizona attorneys are well versed in Social Security law and can give you the best chance at securing the compensation you’re entitled to.
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How Does The SSA Define Disability?
The SSA uses 5 criteria to determine eligibility for the insurance:
- Earn less than $1,260 per month (as of 2020)
- Have a restricted ability to perform basic work (walking, lifting)
- Be diagnosed with a condition included in the SSA’s list of disabling medical conditions, or one equally as severe
- Be unable to perform any of your previous work
- Be unable to secure gainful employment in another field or capacity
What Is the Appeals Process?
If you’ve been denied, you still have the option to appeal your claim. Our team can guide you through the appeals process and assist you in recovering the benefits you deserve. The appeals process is as follows:
Step 1: Reconsideration: Our first step is to file a request for reconsideration with the SSA. This is reviewed by a claims examiner who wasn’t involved in the initial rejection to avoid any potential bias.
Step 2: Hearing: If the reconsideration request is denied, we can request a formal hearing before a judge. At this point, you may be asked to provide additional evidence or clarify the information included in your claim.
Step 3: Appeals Council: If the judge rules against you, we can file an appeal with the Social Security Appeals Council (SSAC). They will either review your case and make a final decision or move it to a judge for additional review.
Step 4: Federal Court: If the SSAC doesn’t rule in your favor or chooses to not review your case, we can file a lawsuit in federal court. You shouldn’t settle for less than you deserve, and neither will we.
Why Hire a Morgan & Morgan Attorney?
All law firms are not the same.
Our team has taken more cases to court than any other law firm in the country and we’re still eager for more. Most law firms avoid the courtroom and will take the last best offer for your compensation, even when your case is worth much more. Not us.
At Morgan & Morgan, we’ll never settle for less than you deserve. It costs nothing to hire us and we only get paid if we win. Plus, our fee is taken from the favorable settlement or jury award so you never have to worry about paying out-of-pocket for our assistance.
If you or a loved one have had SSDI benefits unjustly denied, contact our Arizona attorneys today. With over $9 billion won for our clients and an extensive network of resources at our disposal, you can rest easy knowing your case is in the best of hands.
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