If you’ve ever tried to apply for social security disability, then you know how unfriendly the state of Ohio is for applicants who are trying to get this benefit. After seemingly jumping through hoops and filling out piles of paperwork, the sad fact remains — most social security claims are denied.
If you’ve been injured or are suffering from an illness (including mental illness) that prevents you from being able to work, then you may be entitled to social security disability. When looking over your case, the Ohio Division of Disability Determination will consider the following factors:
1) Are you working now? If you earn too much money, you cannot get social security disability.
2) How severely disabled are you? If you have memory problems or can’t walk, that may give you more benefits.
3) Is your condition on the List of Impairments? There is a master list of illness and injuries, and your disability needs to be on it to get approval for benefits.
4) Are you able to work at your old job? If you’re still able to hold down your old job, then you may not be considered disabled.
5) Can you work at all? Even if you can’t do your old job, can you do any job?
If you’ve been rejected for social security disability once, don’t attempt to fill out the forms again on your own. Your chances of getting rejected again are too high, and you don’t want to have to deal with the stress and frustration of that on your own. The application process can leave you with uncertainty for up to five months, which is why you need my help.
I have over 40 years of experience serving the greater Columbus, Ohio area and have a keen understanding of disability law. If you’ve been injured or sickened at work and are disabled and unable to work, give me a call today for your FREE initial consultation at 1 (877) 614-9524. I’ll work on a contingency basis, which means you won’t owe me a single penny. I’ll just get a portion of your financial compensation, and if you don’t get paid, then neither do I. I’ll fight tirelessly as your lawyer and your advocate to help you get the maximum financial restitution for your injury. If your place of employment is the cause of your disability, then I’ll Make Them Pay!®