Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI, is designed to provide benefits to qualifying individuals who can no longer work because of a disability or chronic illness. These benefits exist to replace some or all of the individual’s lost earnings. Unfortunately, the Social Security Administration does not always approve SSDI claims. In fact, many people who should qualify for SSDI will receive a denial after filing their initial application. In this case, you need to consult a qualified Portland Social Security Disability Attorney.
SSDI benefits are available to individuals who have a disability or chronic illness that makes it impossible for them to continue their previous job or work at any other reasonable job. To qualify for benefits, the individual’s illness or disability must be expected to last for at least one year and/or end in the individual’s death. Certain requirements with regard to the applicant’s work history must also be satisfied. If the Social Security Administration approves the application, the amount of benefits the individual receives will depend on his or her earnings record.
In many cases, an applicant’s initial application for SSDI will be denied. If this occurs, the applicant can file an appeal. If the appeal is denied, the applicant can request a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge.
Hiring a Social Security Disability Attorney in Portland
â€‹If you are preparing to apply for SSDI, or if your initial SSDI claim has already been denied, hiring a Social Security Disability Attorney is recommended. An attorney who has experience with these cases can help you maximize your chances of getting your application approved.
Attorney Donald Dartt provides Social Security Disability representation throughout Portland. Federal law regulates the way all SSDI attorneys collect their fees, so you won’t owe your attorney anything if he isn’t successful. If you do receive your benefits, the fee your attorney collects will be restricted to no more than 25 percent of past-due benefits. Your ongoing monthly benefits will be unaffected.
Contact Donald Dartt, Attorney at Law
Fighting for SSDI benefits is always difficult, but you don’t have to do it on your own. If you are disabled or ill and unable to work, you need to contact Social Security Disability Attorney in Portland as soon as possible. Call Donald Dartt, Attorney at Law, today to schedule a consultation.