Social Security Overview
Social Security Disability and SSI Attorneys in Cleveland and throughout Ohio navigating the system to help you obtain benefits
Workers who become disabled often rely on the Social Security Administration (SSA) to give them the disability benefits they need without any problems or significant delays. Unfortunately, this is seldom the case. The SSA is overburdened by the number of claims for disability benefits, creating a backlog of applications that may leave you waiting for months to hear whether your claim was approved or denied.
The attorneys of Nager, Romaine & Schneiberg Co., L.P.A. (NRS) understand how important your Social Security disability benefits are to you and your family. Our attorneys are experienced at dealing with the overburdened Social Security Administration in Ohio, and nationwide. If you are entitled to benefits under the law, our attorneys will not take “no” for an answer.
Applying for disability benefits
The SSA administers disability benefits under two programs, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Each program has different requirements to obtain benefits, but you must have a qualifying disability for both. It’s often unclear whether you or a family member qualifies for SSDI or SSI. It takes the knowledge and skill of an experienced attorney to help you gather and present convincing medical evidence to the SSA.
- To apply for disability benefits, you can call or visit your local Social Security office to file an application, file an application online or contact an attorney to guide you through the process. You need to supply many kinds of information, including the following:
- Names and dates of birth of your spouse and minor children
- Medical records
- Prescription information
- Names and dates of medical tests and referring doctors
- Work history
- Information on any insurance or workers’ compensation claims you have filed
Social Security disability attorneys that know what it takes to win
Because SSDI is the largest federal program providing assistance to people with disabilities, the Social Security Administration takes three to five months or more to process applications for benefits. Since the SSA is underfunded and the claims process complex, there is a good chance that your claim will be denied at the initial levels and that the time before you receive your benefits will be extended. An experienced NRS attorney can help you streamline your case and win benefits by gathering important and relevant medical evidence and presenting a compelling case at each level of appeal.
For help with your Social Security claim in Cleveland and across Ohio, or appeal anywhere in the United States, call Nager, Romaine & Schneiberg Co., L.P.A. toll-free at 1.855.GOT.HURT (1.855.468.4878) or contact us by filling out our No-Risk Consultation form.