Social Security Disability
Government insurance benefits for people who cannot work due to injury or illness
When you are disabled and have been unable to work for a year or more, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. To qualify for SSD, you must have:
- A recent history of work in which SSD tax was taken out of your paycheck
- A medical condition that meets Social Security's definition of disability
Even if you expect to be working again within a year, apply for SSD as soon as it appears your disability will last for more than six months. Often a disability lasts longer than you expect, and claims move slowly through the SSA.
How to apply for Social Security Disability benefits
- Disability Benefit Application
- Adult Disability Report
- Authorization to Disclose Information to SSA, form SSA-827
Note that going to the office does not give you an advantage over applying online.
What to do when your claim is denied
When your initial claim for SSD benefits is denied, you must actively request reconsideration and fill out another three forms:
- Request for Reconsideration, form SSA-561-U2
- Reconsideration Disability Report, form SSA-3441-F6
- A new Authorization to Disclose Information to SSA, form SSA-827
Our attorneys can help you complete and file these forms, or you can prepare them on your own.
When to contact our firm for assistance with your SSD claim
You can reach out to us for help at any point in the process, but most people contact David Allen & Associates when their initial claim and their request for reconsideration have been denied. The next step is a hearing, and most cases are resolved at these hearings with the assistance of a skilled lawyer. Our Social Security Disability lawyers have achieved success for approximately 90 percent of the people we have represented at SSD hearings during the past 20 years.
Get the support of our experienced and successful SSD lawyers
When you are disabled and your SSD claim has been denied, get help from a law firm with 30 years of insurance claims experience. Contact David Allen & Associates online or call us at 1-877-876-4800 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
You do not pay attorney's fees unless we successfully help you collect disability benefits.