Indianapolis Social Security Disability Lawyers
The law offices of Lee Cossell & Crowley, LLP understands that being out of work and coping with disability in the face of mounting medical bills is difficult and stressful. Our lawyers have assisted people in Indiana with Social Security Disability claims for nearly 30 years.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers two programs with monthly benefits for people unable to work due to disability, injury, illness or a worsening health condition:
- Social Security Disability Insurance (abbreviated as SSDI or simply SSD)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
The primary difference between the two programs is that SSI is a needs-based program based on the financial situation of the applicant. Our attorneys can help you determine which program you qualify for and how to acquire the benefits you are entitled to by law.
Exploring Your Options for Disability Assistance and Helping You Seek Benefits
The attorneys at Lee Cossell & Crowley, LLP are dedicated to assisting disabled persons recover benefits they are entitled to under state and federal laws. We explore all of your options and guide you through each step of the process to obtain the full amount of disability benefits available to you. To qualify to receive benefits, the Social Security Administration factors in your earnings over the past 10 years and requires that :
- You are “insured” by the SSA by having paid enough Social Security taxes (also known as FICA taxes)
- You are not gainfully employed
- Your disability has lasted or is expected to last at least 12 months
- You are under the age of 65 (with an exception: those applying for SSI can be 65 or older)
Experienced Representation in Social Security Administration Claims and Appeals
If you are applying for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income, it is important to understand that initial applications for these claims are often denied and an appeal may be required. The Indiana disability lawyers at our firm have extensive experience handling claims throughout each stage of the appeals process and can help you get the assistance you need. We help you gather all the necessary evidence and supporting documentation and prepare you for interviews with the SSA and their doctors. We work with you to ensure you have all the medical documentation required to establish your claim and present your case in the most advantageous manner for a positive outcome. We are determined to get you the benefits you need and deserve.
Contact Us Today to Speak with a Knowledgeable Disability Attorney
Lee Cossell & Crowley, LLPhas been assisting people with Social Security Disability claims throughout Indiana for nearly three decades. Contact us today for a free initial consultation to discuss your case with one of our attorneys.