Helping People Who Are Unable to Work Due to Disability
If you or a loved one is unable to work because of a medical condition, you may qualify for federal disability benefits through Social Security. Depending on your circumstances (including your age, income, work history and health concerns), you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (known as SSD or SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
Both SSD and SSI provide income and medical benefits to recipients, and they have essentially the same disability qualifications, but they are funded from different sources and administered in different ways. For most people who are dealing with a disability, the important thing is to get help when it is needed.
Navigate the Bureaucracy. Get the Benefits You Need.
At Corbett, Anderson, Corbett, Vellinga & Irvin, L.L.P., we understand the frustration that comes with being denied benefits when you need them. We understand the extensive paperwork and medical documentation that must be provided, often repeatedly. We understand the appeals and administrative law judge (ALJ) hearings, and we can represent you in those matters in order to move your case forward. Contact us.
How Will I Pay for Legal Fees?
Many people are concerned about paying for a lawyer when they are already struggling financially because of the loss of income. If we help you file a benefits claim or represent you in one or more stages of appeal, you will not be charged any attorney fees upfront. According to federal law, we will be paid a portion of your retroactive benefits in the event that you are awarded them.
What if I was already turned down? If your claim is denied, or if you disagree with any part of the decision reached by Social Security, you may appeal. However, you only have a limited time to appeal the decision, and you may lose this right if you neglect to appeal in a timely fashion. Due to the complex laws and regulations of the Social Security Administration, an experienced representative can be helpful in advising you or representing you in your claim or appeal.
Contact a Sioux City Social Security Disability Attorney. The Consultation Is Free.
The Sioux City disability law attorneys of Corbett, Anderson, Corbett, Vellinga & Irvin, L.L.P., serve clients in Iowa, South Dakota and Nebraska. Call us at 712-277-1261 for a free consultation regarding SSD or SSI benefits.