How Long Do You Have to Work to be Eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Aug 17, 2018 3:54:44 PM

Understanding Social Security disability benefits eligibility is not easy.  Clients of Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA rely on experienced disability benefits attorneys because navigating the Social Security Administration’s complex rules and requirements can lead to undervalued, disputed, and denied applications.

One of the most confusing issues for disability applicants continues to be how long you must have worked to be eligible to receive Social Security disability.  While you will want to review the specifics of your case with your disability benefits lawyer, below are the basics regarding working time, recency, and work credits.

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Topics: Social Security

Substantial Gainful Activity: A Social Security Disability Explanation

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jul 25, 2018 9:22:00 PM

With a thriving Ohio Social Security disability practice, the attorneys of Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA help countless injured Ohioans collect the benefits they need to get by.  Let’s face it: dealing with any government agency or bureaucracy can be tough.  Having an experienced lawyer by your side to explain the process and help you along the way can improve your chances of getting the assistance you deserve.

Two frequent questions that arise when it comes to Social Security disability are what is substantial gainful activity and why is it important?  Understanding the Social Security Administration’s definition of substantial gainful activity can help you understand how the SSA determines who is eligible to receive benefits.

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Topics: Social Security

Using Medical Records to Support Your Social Security Disability Claim

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jun 26, 2018 9:23:49 PM

Supplying insufficient medical records is a major cause of denied Social Security disability applications.  Even people with listed conditions who should qualify for disability with little or no resistance are routinely denied benefits because of issues with records and documentation.

Whether you are considering applying for Social Security disability or you were denied for records-related reasons, Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s experienced benefits lawyers are here to help you.  By securing appropriate, accurate records and identifying inadequate or incomplete files, reports, and results, our team can streamline your claim by presenting the most comprehensive picture of your disability.

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Topics: Social Security

The Disability Determination Process (and How a Social Security Disability Attorney Can Help You)

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jun 10, 2018 8:52:43 PM

The Social Security Administration’s disability determination process is how the agency decides who does and does not qualify for Social Security disability benefits.  Those who have suffered a personal injury (regardless of who is at fault), as well as those who suffer from a debilitating illness or medical condition, can apply to receive financial assistance when they are unable to provide an income on their own.  Not everyone who is injured is entitled to disability benefits, however, and it is the responsibility of applicants to demonstrate their eligibility.

At Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA, our social security disability attorneys understand the disability determination process, its procedural and evidentiary requirements, and how to present your application or appeal to maximize your likelihood of receiving the benefits you need.  Whether you are considering applying or your application was recently denied, you need an experienced attorney to represent you.

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Topics: Social Security

The Listing of Impairments in Disability Claims

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on May 16, 2018 8:20:00 PM

When applying for Social Security disability, it is important to understand how the Social Security Administration (SSA) will evaluate your application.  In a very real sense, the SSA uses the listing of impairments and other factors to determine your future.  This should process should never be taken lightly.

Having the legal expertise of Social Security disability lawyers like Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA can hep protect your rights and maximize your benefits.  With a dedicated team devoted to helping you receive the best possible outcome, navigating the Social Security benefits process can be smooth, streamlined, and allow you to protect your family and future.

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Topics: Social Security

Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on May 3, 2018 5:25:06 PM

Applying for Social Security disability benefits is just the beginning of what can be a long and complicated process.  When you or your loved one are already struggling with the consequences of an injury or illness, dealing with disability applications, bureaucracy, and appeals can seem impossible.

By retaining an experienced Social Security disability lawyer, applicants can ease their burden and know that they have someone fighting to help them get the maximum benefits available.  This means more time to focus on your own well-being and recuperation. 

At Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA, helping clients in their time of needs means securing compensation and benefits from all available sources.  That is why the Lowe Eklund team represents clients in social security disability benefits matters. 

Injured and ailing individuals deserve to have someone on their side.  No matter what stage of the benefits application or appeals process you are in, one of Lowe Eklund’s qualified attorneys can help.   

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Topics: Social Security

How to Get Social Security Disability Benefits

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Feb 21, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Individuals who have suffered injury or illness typically worry about how they will recover from both their physical and financial injuries.  The reality is that many Ohioans must rely on social security disability benefits because they accidents render them disabled.

Planning for your future means uncovering all of the resources available to help you live a life that is financially secure.  If a personal injury accident caused your disability, this may mean filing a civil suit for compensation.  But in all cases of disability, regardless of cause, individuals in Ohio may be entitled to receive social security disability benefits.

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Topics: Social Security

What Does a Social Security Disability Lawyer Do?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Dec 31, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Accidents, injuries, and medical problems can happen to anyone.  Fortunately, Social Security protects many of those who are affected by a disability.  But many people’s Social Security disability applications are denied, and many others struggle to navigate the complex Social Security system.  That is why you should contact a Social Security disability lawyer if you or a loved one need Social Security assistance due to a disability.   

As with any other legal process, applying for Social Security disability benefits involves law, regulations, and procedures unfamiliar to most non-lawyers.  With a dedicated disability attorney at your side, you can rely on the guidance of a professional to help you demonstrate that you are entitled to your Social Security disability benefits.  In your time of need, it is better to allow an experienced lawyer do the things that you may not be able to do yourself.

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Topics: Social Security

Meet Carly, Lowe Eklund's New Disability Attorney.

Posted by Ryan Fisher on Aug 24, 2016 11:41:51 AM

Meet Carly A. Ibold

Carly A. Ibold joins the team as an associate attorney. She will  focus her practice on Workers’ Compensation and Social Security disability.

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Topics: Disability, Social Security, Workers' compensation

Social Security Disability FAQs

Posted by Ryan Fisher on Aug 23, 2016 4:02:54 PM

Want to know what to expect when filing a social security disability claim? Have questions but you can't find answers? Read FAQ's from our newest attorney, Carly Ibold, to learn how long the process will take and what you should do to move the process along in your favor.

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Topics: Disability, Social Security