Filing for Social Security Disability? You’re Not Alone – Contact Our Law Firm Today
Applying for disability in North Dakota can be difficult for many individuals. While the Social Security Administration (SSA) has done their best to streamline the process, many applicants are overwhelmed when they attempt to navigate the system on their own.
At Ficek Law, PC, our Social Security Disability lawyer in North Dakota helps disabled individuals secure the benefits they need. Whether you’re applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Attorney Anton G. Ficek will stand by you.
Applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) Benefits
Applying for disability benefits isn’t always straightforward, especially if your situation is complex. For example, if you have a condition that isn’t listed in the Blue Book, you may struggle to prove your case. When you come to Ficek Law, PC, the first thing we do is determine your eligibility for Social Security Disability.
To apply for SSDI, you must have a medical condition that prevents you from performing the job you currently have and any new type of work. The SSA will take into consideration several factors, such as your age, education, and work experience, when assessing your work capabilities. They might also require you to perform a Residual Functional Capacity (RFC) assessment.
Your work history will also be evaluated. You can only qualify for SSDI if you’ve worked long enough and recently enough to have earned substantial work credits. This means you have worked jobs covered by Social Security, thereby contributing to the Social Security System.
When filing an SSI claim, applicants must be blind, 65 years of age or older, or disabled. They must also have extremely limited income and resources, and be ineligible for SSDI due to a limited work history.
For all disabled applicants, disabilities must be supported by medical and non-medical evidence.
Any disabling impairment must also be considered a qualifying condition, and meet the SSA’s definition of disability. For all disabilities, the following criteria must apply:
- The condition must prevent the applicant from engaging in Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA)
- The condition has lasted, or is expected to last, at least 12 months, or result in death
If you are filing under a blindness claim, you must meet the SSA’s definition of blindness. You may still be able to work and receive disability benefits if you are blind.
When filing a disability application, you’ll be expected to provide specific documentation to support your claim. This will include medical records, such as treatment results, current treatment plans, and doctors’ notes.
Identifying and gathering the appropriate evidence can be difficult, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the SSA’s review process. If you’re unsure of how to file for disability in North Dakota, contact Ficek Law, PC today. Our experienced attorney is here to help you navigate the complexities of applying for Social Security Disability benefits.
Contact Ficek Law, PC When You Need Help Applying for Disability in North Dakota
At Ficek Law, PC, Attorney Anton G. Ficek takes immense pride in his ability to deliver effective legal services on behalf of disabled individuals. He also holds an equal sense of pride in offering our clients the meaningful personal attention they deserve. When you come to Ficek Law, PC, our team is here to help you through every step of the disability application process.
If you’re unable to work due to a medical condition, you may qualify for disability benefits. Contact Ficek Law, PC today to request a free case evaluation.