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Social Security Disability (SSD)

Are you unable to work because of a physical or mental disability? No matter what stage of the benefits process you are in, the Social Security Disability attorneys at McKown & Myers, LLP are prepared to help you.

Navigating The Benefits Process Requires Legal Guidance

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits were created for people like you, people who have reached a point where they are unable to work due to a disability.

As you may already know, getting these benefits is no easy task as a maze of bureaucracy must be navigated. Our attorneys and dedicated staff have extensive experience navigating that maze. We help people like you get the benefits that were created specifically for people in situations like yours.

Determining Eligibility To Receive SSD Benefits

To be eligible for Social Security benefits, you must be disabled. To be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits specifically, another factor is used to determine eligibility: Did you pay into the system?

SSD works in much the same way that private disability insurance works in that you must pay for it. To be eligible, you must have worked and paid into the system for most of the months preceding the disability. The amount you get is based on the amount you paid, and that is not something that lawyers or judges can change.

If you are not eligible for SSD, that doesn’t mean the doors are closed. You may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income instead.

SSD Is Not Based On Need

One of the most frustrating things about SSD is that it is not based on need. You get it based solely on whether you are disabled. It does not matter whether you have thousands of dollars in the bank or you are struggling to pay for your next meal. No matter what your situation is, you can count on us to help you get the benefits you need.

Contact A Compassionate And Knowledgeable Marion Attorney

To request a free case evaluation, call us at 765-668-7531. We are willing to work around your schedule to ensure that you get the legal advice you need. We also welcome initial consultation requests online via our contact form.