Suffering a disabling injury or developing a physical or mental condition that makes it impossible to work can cause financial strain. Social Security Disability Insurance benefits are important resources that can help people with disabilities make ends meet. The SSDI application and appeals processes, however, are highly technical and complex. If you have begun the application process or have had your initial application denied, you likely have many concerns about your financial future. We are here to help.
A Fully Integrated Disability And Injury Law Firm
The fully integrated personal injury, workers’ compensation and disability attorneys at Bird, Stevens & Borgen, P.C., have over 30 years’ experience working to maximize benefits for the injured and disabled throughout Southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. If you were injured on the job, your Social Security claim may also involve workers’ compensation benefits. We know how to coordinate these claims so that you are able to maximize your benefits through the Social Security and workers’ compensation systems.
Do You Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits?
Our lawyers are highly accessible to review your physical or mental health impairments and explain your legal options with the Social Security Administration. We will take care of the legal burdens of preparing and presenting a solid case aimed at getting you the benefits you need. SSDI and SSI benefits may be available based upon a wide range of physical or mental impairments, as well as for a combination of conditions, including but not limited to:
- Back, neck and spinal cord injuries
- Many forms of cancer
- Heart conditions
- Orthopedic injuries
- Chronic pain or fibromyalgia
- Mental health conditions, including anxiety and depression, PTSD or other psychological disorders
- Learning disabilities in children
Experienced Attorneys Handling SSDI And SSI Claims
If you are disabled and no longer able to work, you may be eligible for monetary benefits through the Social Security system. The Social Security system provides two types of benefits for those who are disabled and unable to work. The first is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). SSDI provides monthly income benefits based upon the number of years you have paid into the Social Security system through your payroll tax deductions. The second type of benefit is Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSI is designed to cover disabled children and adults regardless of their work history and whether they have paid into the Social Security system. However, income-eligibility restrictions apply to SSI benefits.
Applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be time-consuming and confusing. Approximately 70% of all disability applicants are initially denied. Our lawyers have years of experience successfully guiding people through the process of obtaining disability benefits, including ultimately obtaining benefits for those who have had their claims initially denied. Our office is located in downtown Rochester, Minnesota, and when you are represented by our firm, you will have multiple in-person meetings with the attorney who will be handling your claim.
Turn To Compassionate Lawyers Who Work Hard To Obtain SSD Benefits
Our full-service injury and disability lawyers have the experience and skill to guide you through the time-consuming and difficult process of obtaining Social Security Disability benefits. We offer free initial consultations either over the telephone or in person.
Please call our Rochester office at 507-218-2392 or our Bloomington office at 952-209-9978. You may also send us an email now to learn more about how we can help you fight for the benefits you deserve. Social Security matters are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning no fee will be charged unless you recover benefits.