Social Security Disability Benefits Attorney

Strong Representation for SSDI and SSI Benefits

Most people who have worked for an employer or have been self-employed over the previous 10 years will be eligible to receive pay benefits from the federal Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program if they suffer a qualifying disability (which can be physical or mental in nature). Whether you qualify is determined by the Disability Determination Services of your local Social Security Administration (SSA) office.

Upon the death of a disabled worker who was receiving benefits, a qualifying child or children may be eligible to receive benefits. Qualifications for child survivor benefits include:

  • Child(ren) must be of minor age — under 18
  • Children over 18 may be eligible if they suffer a disability diagnosed prior to age 22
  • A child over 18 may qualify if he or she is still in high school and under the age of 19

People who qualify for SSDI benefits have paid into the federal program through payroll deduction

In addition to disability benefits, the SSA also provides survivor benefits to the surviving spouse and qualifying children of individuals who were receiving benefits at the time of death. Qualifying eligibility requirements are very specific. Having the right attorney on your side will often make the difference in how quickly your claim is processed and whether your benefits will be approved.

What Is SSI?

For individuals who do not have the work history necessary to qualify for SSDI, another government program exists to provide financial assistance. For those who meet the minimum financial requirements and struggle with a qualifying disability, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) was developed to ensure future financial stability. If you have questions about your qualifications or the SSI requirements in general, do not hesitate to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney.

Has Your Initial Social Security Disability Benefits Claim Been Turned Down?

Denied benefits are common. The SSA frequently rejects initial claims for technical issues, such as missing or incomplete information. Don't give up. Under the leadership of attorney Russell Nicolet, our lawyers will review your case and file an appeal. We will stand by your side throughout the entire process and prepare you for your administrative hearing for your appeal.

Free Consultation To Determine Whether You Qualify For SSD Benefits

If you reside in Wisconsin or the Minneapolis/St. Paul Twin Cities metropolitan area in Minnesota, call Nicolet Law Office, S.C., to discuss your SSDI claim. Our attorneys will review your case and give you a clear explanation why you do (or do not) have a valid claim.

We handle private disability claims, too.
If you carry private disability coverage and have been denied by your insurance carrier, we can also help you appeal your claim for benefits.

Call 800-456-6956 or use our convenient email contact form to arrange a free initial consultation at an office near you. You will pay no upfront lawyers' fees or case costs. You pay only if your benefits are approved, and the total amount you pay in fees is capped by federal law. Want to learn more about how we approach these cases - check out our SSD stories section to read about real success that we've achieved for our clients.