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If you can’t work due to a medical condition, you may qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. Unfortunately, filing a claim can be difficult due to the complex legal language and qualifying medical criteria involved in the claims process. That’s why we encourage claimants to contact our Social Security Disability attorney in Montana when they’re in need of financial support.

Applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can be daunting. The Social Security Administration (SSA) oversees the claim approval process. Strict guidelines are in place to protect against fraudulent claims. At Ficek Law, PC, our skilled disability lawyer is here to help you file your application and elevate your chances of success.

Contact our Montana disability law firm to get started on your claim. Our attorney Anton G. Ficek can also help you through the appeals process if your initial claim has been denied.

Why Choose Ficek as Your Montana Social Security Disability Lawyer

Filing for Social Security Disability can be challenging. In fact, most initial applications are denied. Often, this is because claimants make mistakes or don’t provide enough evidence to support their disability claim.

At Ficek Law, PC, we fully understand the application process and the SSA’s strict guidelines. You can trust us to file your claim appropriately and ensure all documentation is accounted for. We will also gather medical and non-medical evidence crucial to the success of your claim. When you choose Ficek Law, PC, we prioritize building your case to give you the best chance of receiving benefits.

Additionally, our disability lawyer provides clients with the following:

  • Skilled Legal Representation

  • Extensive Knowledge of Social Security Disability Law

  • A Thorough Understanding of the SSA’s Requirements

  • Years of Experience Representing Disability Clients

  • Assistance With Appeals

  • No Hourly Rates or Retainer Fees

  • Free Case Consultations

Social Security Disability Benefits: SSDI vs SSI

SSDI, also known as Social Security Disability Insurance, is a program that offers monthly financial benefits to disabled individuals. Payments go to disabled workers unable to participate in Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA). They must have accumulated substantial work credits to be eligible. Work credits are earned by working jobs covered by Social Security and paying payroll taxes.

Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, is a needs-based program that provides financial support to blind, aged, or disabled people with extremely limited income and resources. As with SSDI, SSI applicants who are disabled must be unable to perform SGA to qualify for benefits. However, they do not need a work history to receive SSI.

SSA Eligibility Requirements

After qualifying for either SSI or SSDI, a claimant must also meet the SSA’s definition of disabled to receive benefits. This involves having a medical condition that satisfies the following:

  • The condition prevents the claimant from engaging in SGA.

  • The condition has lasted or is expected to last at least 12 months, or result in death.

  • The condition is a qualifying impairment in the SSA’s Blue Book. The Blue Book lists impairments that automatically qualify for benefits, along with associated medical criteria.

If the condition is not listed, it must equal a Blue Book impairment listing in severity.

If the condition doesn’t meet any required medical criteria, a claimant may be able to receive benefits through a Medical Vocational Allowance. They must prove they’re unable to perform any past relevant work or adjust to new work. The SSA will require evidence to support this claim. They will take into account the individual’s disability, age, education, work experience, and transferable skills.

How To Quickly Qualify for Social Security Disability

Applying for Social Security Disability can be challenging, and claims are commonly denied. Nevertheless, there are specific medical conditions that can qualify for expedited approval by the SSA. If you have a condition on the Compassionate Allowances List, you may automatically qualify for disability.

Some of these conditions include:

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

  • Adult Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

  • Adult Onset Huntington Disease

  • Endomyocardial Fibrosis

  • Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Fatal Familial Insomnia

  • Malignant Multiple Sclerosis

  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

  • Pancreatic Cancer

The Compassionate Allowances List includes many types of cancer and rare disorders. The SSA understands that it’s crucial to provide financial assistance quickly in such cases. The Compassionate Allowances program helps minimize the wait time to receive a disability determination.

A Trusted SSI & SSDI Lawyer for Montana Residents

If you’re ready to apply for Social Security Disability in Montana, Ficek Law, PC, is here to help. Our disability attorney will provide comprehensive legal services to help you get the benefits you deserve.

At Ficek Law, PC, our team will:

  • Provide clarity on the disability claims process and SSA guidelines

  • Ensure your application is complete and well-documented

  • Gather crucial medical records and non-medical evidence to support your claim

  • Oversee the progress of your claim and maintain regular communication with the SSA

  • Manage the complex legal process of applying for benefits so you can focus on your health

If you’re looking to apply for SSDI or SSI in Montana, we invite you to reach out. Schedule your free consultation when you contact us online or call (701) 241-8525.

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