If you are unable to work because of a disability, you will depend on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits to help make ends meet. The process of filing for SSDI is fairly complex and governed by strict regulations set by the government. If you are not familiar with the process of filing for SSDI, you run the risk of completing your application with errors. In fact, many people who apply on their own the first time are denied benefits.
In order to ensure that you get the disability benefits you deserve, it is important to work with an experienced SSDI attorney. At Atkinson Law Office, P.A. & Minnesota Disability, we can help walk you through this process. Our firm has significant experience representing clients throughout the Twin Cities area in SSDI and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) matters.
SSDI Benefits — The Basics
SSDI is available for disabled persons who have paid enough money into the insurance program. The application process is very particular, requiring a significant amount of documentation. If you are going through the process for the first time, it is important to work with a lawyer.
If you have become disabled because of a workplace injury, you may be entitled to both SSDI and workers' compensation benefits. Talk to our St. Paul Social Security Disability attorney to learn whether you qualify for both types of benefits.
SSDI tips that you should know about:
- Seek a lawyer's help (even if your application has been denied)
- Never miss deadlines
- Ask your doctor if he or she is willing to support your disability claim in writing
- Keep documentation about your illness or injury
During your free initial consultation, we will discuss all aspects of your situation. This includes attorney's fees. At Atkinson Law Office, P.A. & Minnesota Disability, we are only paid if we are successful in obtaining benefits. Our services are at no risk to you. If we are successful in recovering benefits, we are only paid a portion of the money awarded to you. Contact our firm to learn more about fees.
Contact Our Minnesota Disability Benefits Attorneys
Contact us at 651-964-6274. The first consultation is free. We can be reached 24/7 with our after-hours answering service and are available to schedule consultations to meet at your convenience. If your injury prevents you from visiting our staff in the office, we are happy to make home, hospital and off-site consultations by appointment.