Burley Social Security Disability Law Firm
According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), individuals who begin working by age 20 have a 25 percent chance of becoming disabled before reaching the age of retirement. If you are unable to work due to a disability, or if you have a spouse who is disabled, filing for benefits with the SSA can provide critical financial relief over the years to come.
At Petersen, Parkinson & Arnold PLLC, we help individuals in Burley, Idaho obtain Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Whether you are trying to figure out how to file an application or you need help understanding why your application was denied, our attorneys can provide straightforward advice and help you navigate the process. With decades of experience and thousands of clients represented, we know what it means to secure much-needed disability benefits. We have the knowledge required to quickly get you the benefits you deserve.
Southern Idaho Lawyers Dedicated to Disability and Injury Representation
Our attorneys have more than 65 years of combined experience helping clients in Southern Idaho secure financial compensation for disabling injuries and illnesses. Social Security Disability is handled by Brad Parkinson who is “of counsel” with our firm and is well-known for his experience handling applications and appeals. When you hire our firm to represent you, we will help you gather the information required to submit a successful application, and our attorneys will represent you in all matters involving the SSA so that you can feel confident every step of the way.
Full-Service Legal Representation for Social Security Disability Applications and Appeals
If you live in Burley, Idaho and need help filing for Social Security disability benefits, we encourage you to contact us for a free and confidential consultation. Our experienced attorneys are available to help you:
- File for Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits
- Obtain medical records and prepare for questioning
- Appeal your disability benefit denial
- Attend hearings regarding your disability benefit application
- Prove that you suffer from a qualifying mental health condition or physical impairment
- Apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Seek benefits as a disabled widow, widower, or child
FAQs: What Do You Need to Know about Applying for Social Security Disability?
Q: How do I apply for disability benefits?
You can apply for Social Security disability benefits online through the SSA’s website. In order to be eligible, you must be:
- unable to work due to a medical condition (mental or physical) that is expect to last at least one year or result in death;
- 18 years of age or older; and
- not currently receiving SS benefits.
In addition, you are only eligible to file a new disability benefits application if you have not been denied benefits within the past 60 days. If you have recently had your application denied, then your next step is to file an appeal.
Q: Can I receive disability and workers' compensation?
Yes, if you are eligible under both programs, you can potentially collect both types of benefits. However, if you are receiving workers’ comp, this could limit the amount of benefits available to you through Social Security. When you contact us, we will help you understand your options and pursue a solution that maximizes the benefits you are able to receive.
Q: Can I receive Social Security disability and Veterans Administration benefits?
Yes, if you receive Veterans Administration benefits, this will not affect your SS disability application. The same is true if you are receiving private insurance benefits, SSI, or any other state or local government benefits (as long as you deduct Social Security taxes from your income).
Q: What are my options if the SSA has denied my disability application?
If your application has been denied within the past 60 days, our attorneys can help you file an appeal. There are four stages of appeal for disability denials:
- Reconsideration – Re-review of your application by a different SSA employee.
- Administrative Hearing – Challenging the SSA’s denial in an administrative proceeding.
- Appeals Council – Review of your denial by the SSA’s Appeals Council.
- Federal Court – Filing a lawsuit in federal district court to secure benefits.
Each stage of appeal adds time to the process, and ideally you will want to have your benefits application approved without the need to file an appeal. In any case, it pays to have experienced legal representation, and we can help you regardless of the current status of your application.
Schedule a Free Initial Consultation
If you would like more information about how we can help you obtain Social Security disability benefits, please contact us to schedule a free initial consultation. To speak with an attorney at our law offices in Burley, Idaho, call (208) 677-8373 or tell us how we can help online today.