If you are an Ohio worker who has become unable to work due to a physical or mental disability, the experienced Columbus, Ohio Social Security disability attorneys at Jones Law Group may be able to assist you in obtaining Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.
It’s important to understand the difference between each type of Social Security disability claim in order to successfully apply for benefits. The following are the four different types of claims:
Applying for Social Security disability benefits can feel like an uphill battle. Most claimants who don’t have legal representation are denied benefits and may never completely understand why. The experienced Columbus Ohio Social Security disability attorneys at Jones Law Group can help you attain the benefits you deserve, no matter what type of claim you have.
It’s never too early to obtain legal representation for your Social Security disability claim. Whether you need help presenting a strong initial application, you require representation at the “reconsideration” level, or you’re seeking an attorney to represent you at an administrative hearing, the Columbus Ohio social security disability attorneys at Jones Law Group can assist you. Let us review your file and help determine your eligibility for SSDI or SSI. Our Columbus social security attorneys can also aid you in building your case and obtaining benefits as quickly as possible. We represent clients on a contingency-fee basis, which means that you only pay if we win your case.
If you want to determine your eligibility for SSI or SSDI benefits, or your claim was denied and you need help filing an appeal, the experienced Social Security disability lawyers at Jones Law Group can help you get the benefits you deserve. Call (614) 545-9998 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with our team.
The Disability Determination Services (DDS) office uses a 5-step process to determine whether you are disabled.
If you are working and are earning more than a certain amount each month, you will not be considered disabled. The amount changes each year.
Your ability to do basic work activities must be severely limited for the state agency to decide that you are disabled.
The List of Impairments, also known as the blue book, is a list describing severe medical conditions that make you disabled as defined by law. If your condition isn’t on the list, the state agency will determine if your condition is as severe as a condition on the list.
The stage agency evaluates whether your impairment is severe enough to prevent you from doing the kind of work you did in the past. If your medical condition isn’t severe enough to prevent you from doing work you did before, your claim will be denied.
If you cannot do the work you did in the past, the state agency will consider whether there are other types of jobs you can do despite your condition. If they determine that there are jobs you can perform based on your age, education level, and job skills, your claim may be denied.
Social Security Benefits Increase in 2018
When the Social Security Administration announces the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), there’s usually an increase in the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit amount people receive each month. Federal benefit rates increase when the cost of living rises, as measured by the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). The CPI-W rises when […]READ MORE →
Patrick Monday, April 2, 2018 A special thank you to Jones Law Group attorneys Kevin Larrimer and Nick Kolitsos for helping me with my STRS disability claim. They are both very competent and well versed in Ohio STRS disability law and were able to succeed in my claim where I was unable on my own. […]