Experienced attorneys help you apply for Social Security Disability benefits in Ohio
The SSDI attorneys at Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen, L.P.A., Co. work with many people suffering from disabilities and understand how difficult it can be to live with debilitating conditions. We care about our clients and do our best to help them access and receive disability benefits, so they can move forward with the assistance they need to live the best possible life. Social Security Disability benefits are an important part of that effort. You do not need to be confined to a bed or require 24-hour assistance in order to meet the definition for being disabled for the purposes of receiving Social Security Disability.
How do I apply for Social Security Disability benefits?
Applying for Social Security Disability requires considerable effort. A disability attorney can explain what kind of benefits you may receive and help you apply for disability benefits. A disability attorney can also increase your chances of receiving benefits and reduce the length of time it takes for your application to be approved. That’s why the first step in the process of applying for disability benefits should often be to hire a diligent disability attorney, like one of ours at Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen, L.P.A., Co.
Your attorney will help you apply for Social Security Disability by taking the following steps:
- Determine your eligibility for Social Security Disability — Your eligibility for Social Security Disability is determined under the qualification criteria and definition of disability provided by the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA). One of our knowledgeable lawyers for SSI disability can assist you with understanding the definition and qualification criteria.
- Gather the records required for your Social Security Disability application — All the necessary records and information needed to complete your application for benefits and the Adult Disability Report form should be gathered to assist in the SSDI application process. The U.S. Social Security Administration lists the following records:
- Your Social Security number and proof of your age
- Names, addresses and phone numbers of doctors, caseworkers, hospitals and clinics that have taken care of you and the dates of your visits
- Names and dosages of all the medications you are taking
- Medical records from your doctors, therapists, hospitals, clinics and caseworkers that you already have in your possession
- Laboratory and test results
- A summary of where you have worked and the kind of work you have done
- Your most recent W-2 form or, if you were self-employed, a copy of your federal tax return
- Submit your Social Security Disability application — You can apply online, by mail or by delivering your application to a Social Security regional office in Cincinnati, Akron or Toledo.
- Receive your initial determination from Social Security — Applicants in Ohio send their Social Security Disability applications to the Ohio Division of Disability Determination in Columbus. It can take several months for you to receive information about your disability benefits and one to two years before benefits are approved. If approved, you will be notified about what kind of benefits to expect.
- Social Security Disability appeals process — If your application for disability benefits is denied, there is a disability appeals process that includes several opportunities to have the decision reversed and for you to be awarded benefits. We are happy to provide additional information on our site about the Social Security Disability Appeals Process.
Contact one of our experienced Social Security Disability attorneys in Cincinnati, OH
If you’re seeking government assistance while disabled, don’t risk the possibility of being denied SSI benefits. The Social Security Disability lawyers in the Cincinnati office of Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen, L.P.A., Co. can assist you in determining your eligibility for disability programs offered through the U.S. Social Security Administration. Contact one of our social security lawyers at 513.721.6500 or online.