If you have been injured and become unable to perform your work duties because of a physical or mental impairment, then you may be entitled to Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income Benefits. The Social Security disability programs provide assistance to people that (1) have worked long enough in jobs covered by Social Security, and (2) are expected to remain out of work for at least one year because of their disability or have a terminal condition.
Social Security Disability benefits include ongoing monthly payments as well as past due benefits. The amount of monthly Social Security Disability benefits that you can receive will depend on your earnings and Social Security Taxes you paid over the course of your career. You may also be entitled additional benefits for your dependents. Past due benefits generally refer to the money owed to you from five months after the time your disability began to the time your application is approved (the five month waiting period is established by law, and you cannot receive disability benefits for those periods with very limited exceptions). If you are approved for disability benefits, you may also receive Medicare health insurance after a certain waiting period. For individuals with low-income or low-income households, the Social Security programs may also provide Supplemental Security Income benefits. The general standards to determine disability is the same as Social Security Disability, however, the eligibility requirements are more lenient for Supplemental Security Income. In limited cases, Supplemental Security Income benefits will be paid from the date your disability began without application of the five month waiting period.
If you have been out of work because of a disability, immediately contact Alan W. Clark & Associates, LLC. Figuring out whether you qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits and navigating the Social Security system is a difficult task for any person, especially for those who have suddenly become disabled. Handling or assisting another individual in a Social Security Disability claim can be overwhelming and frustrating. We are here to provide the assistance and know-how to make the process easier for you and increase the likelihood of success in receiving Social Security Disability benefits.
Unlike most legal fees, we do not request a fee unless your Social Security Disability claim is successful. And we do not request more than 25% of your past due benefits up to $6,000 plus costs. In other words, if the 25% of your past due benefits is greater than $6,000, we will not charge you more than $6,000 plus costs. The attorneys’ fee is deducted from your past benefits and we do not charge a fee against your future monthly benefits.
The attorneys and staff at Alan W. Clark & Associates provide the personal service and attention that you require. If you retain Alan W. Clark & associates, an attorney or knowledgeable staff member will provide you the necessary assistance from the very beginning to the end of your case.
Again, there is no fee unless we win, so please call or send an e-mail for a free consultation.
Processing a claim for disability benefits can take several months and sometimes years. The best way to speed up the process is to have your information and documentation available and ready. Below is a quick list to get you started:
- Birth and citizenship information, including place of birth, date of naturalization, and/or permanent resident information;
- Marriage and divorce information, including place of marriage, date of marriage, spouse’s date of birth and Social Security number, and/or date and place of divorce;
- Children information, including name, date of birth and/or Social Security numbers;
- Employer information for last two years, including address, phone number, dates of employment, and/or earnings information;
- Military service information, including dates of service;
- Banking information for direct deposit, including routing and account numbers;
- Medical information;
- Doctors’ names, addresses and contact information;
- Dates of examinations and treatments;
- Names and dates of diagnostic tests; and
- Names of medications;
- Type of jobs (up to 5) that you had in the last 15 years, and estimated dates of employment;
- Education history, including highest level of education and date of completion, and/or special job training, trade school or vocational school and date completed.