Odds are if you are reading this, you or someone you know is facing disability. According to the Social Security, studies show that a 20-year-old worker today has a 1-in-4 chance of becoming disabled before reaching retirement age. You probably didn’t give disability a second thought when you were 20, but sometimes the unexpected happens.
Social Security Disability is for individuals who cannot work because they have a medical condition that is expected to last at least one year or result in death. Social Security Disability is a specific long-term benefit for people who become fully disabled. Certain family members of disabled workers may also receive benefits from Social Security as well.
Before applying for your benefits, come see us at Chewning Legal, LLC. Our initial consultation costs you nothing. We will assess your case and help lay out the application process for you.
You should apply for your Wisconsin disability benefits as soon as you become certain that you are not going to be able to return to work for a year or longer because of your medical condition. It can take a long time to process an application for disability benefits (three to five months). To apply for disability benefits, you will need to complete an application. We will help you acquire important information needed for your claim.
The information we need from you includes:
· Your Social Security number.
· Names, addresses and phone numbers of the doctors, caseworkers, hospitals and clinics that took care of you and dates of your visits.
· Names and dosage of all the medicine you take.
· Medical records from your doctors, therapists, hospitals, clinics and caseworkers that you already have in your possession.
· A summary of where you worked and the kind of work you did in the past 15 years. If you have worked in the past year, we will need to know how much you earned.
There are also other forms you will need to fill out as we go. One form collects information about your medical condition and how it affects your ability to work. Another important form asks you to detail the physical and mental demands of the jobs you have performed in the past 15 years. Other forms give doctors, hospitals and other health care professionals who have treated you permission to send Social Security information about your medical condition.
The application process for Social Security Disability is detailed and complex. By working with Chewning Legal LLC, our experience can better assure you of submitting an accurate application, thus reducing the possibility of errors that may lead to a denial.
Give us a call as soon as your disability becomes manifest and let us help you obtain the benefits you need and deserve.