Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability

Our Social Security Disability Attorney Can Help

You Need an Attorney for a Denied SSD Claim

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First of all, we need you to understand that most people ARE DENIED on the first attempt to obtain social security benefits in Vegas. Don’t get discouraged. What’s even more important to realize is that you only have 60 DAYS TO APPEAL after the date of your denial letter! If you do not appeal, you have to begin the whole process over again. This is why it’s so important to have the guidance of a local law expert.

To receive Social Security Disability benefits, a disabled worker must be “insured.” Insured means that the worker must have an earnings record. In other words, you must have worked long enough—and recently enough—and you must have paid into the Social Security system to qualify for Disability benefits.

In some circumstances, a third party may also make a claim on the disabled worker’s earnings record. For example, when a person dies, certain members of the family may be eligible for survivors benefits if the deceased worked, paid Social Security taxes, and earned enough credits.



Determining Disability

“Disability,” as determined by the Social Security Administration, considers you to be disabled under Social Security rules if:

  • You cannot do work that you did before and the Social Security Administration decides that you cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition(s).
  • Your disability has lasted, or is expected to last, for at least one year or result in death.

You have legal rights to disability benefits provided by the Social Security Administration.  This includes several programs that provide disability payments and other benefits to disabled workers and their families. You may be eligible for SSD benefits if you can answer “yes” to any of the following questions:

  • Do you have a severe physical and/or mental impairment that prevents you from working?
  • Do you have a disability that prohibits you from working in any capacity-not just in the job you held previously?
  • Has your disability lasted—or is it expected to last—for at least one year?
  • Is the disability life threatening?

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits are provided to low-income disabled children and adults. If you are injured, are unable to work, and have been denied Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits, you need to know your legal rights. Our Las Vegas, Nevada attorneys may be able to help you.

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If your application for Social Security Disability benefits was denied, you may now want to begin the appeal process. Please note: You need to act quickly. You only have 60 days to appeal the denial and preserve your claim. The SSD lawyers at Edward Bernstein & Associates understand the frustration of being denied the Social Security Disability Insurance that you desperately need. That’s why our Las Vegas lawyers are dedicated to getting you through the SSD appeals process. Take advantage of our free legal evaluation offered by our Las Vegas SSD legal team.

Here is some helpful information from the Social Security Administration website,

We pay disability benefits under two programs:

  • The Social Security disability insurance program pays benefits to you and certain family members if you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes.Your adult child also may qualify for benefits on your earnings record if he or she has a disability that started before age 22.
  • The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources.

SSI benefits also are payable to people 65 and older without disabilities who meet the financial limits.
For most people, the medical requirements for disability payments are the same under both programs and disability is determined by the same process.
Whether you apply for Social Security or SSI disability, we ask you for information about your medical condition, work and education history to help us decide if you are disabled under our rules.

Apply as soon as you become disabled. Most of the application forms can be completed online, depending on the type of benefit for which you apply.


Social Security Disability Benefits

You can complete both the Application and Adult Disability Report online.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

You can complete the online Adult Disability Report. Call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) or contact your local Social Security Office to set up an appointment to complete the SSI application form in person or over the phone.

Disability Benefits for Children

You can complete the Child Disability Report online. Call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) or contact your local Social Security Office to set up an appointment to complete the rest of the application in person or over the phone.