Social Security Disability


Social Security Disability (SSD) is an important financial resource when a disability prevents a person from working. Each month, the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) receives hundreds of thousands of Social Security Disability applications. Recovering the funds you are entitled to can feel almost impossible. A huge number of Social Security Disability claims are even denied by the government on the first attempt to file a claim. With the help of Arizona Attorney Lawyers, Arizona residents are able to receive experienced legal guidance to put them in the best position to be approved and receive the monetary benefits they deserve.

The Social Security Act Benefits 

If you are unable to work in Arizona due to any combination of significant injuries or illnesses, you may have rights to government-administered SSD payments under the Social Security Act of 1935.

The Act maintains a strict definition of disability, which is why getting approved for SSD benefits is harder than most people realize. You are considered disabled under the Act if:

  • You cannot work due to a severe medical condition that has lasted or is expected to last at least one year or result in death
  • The medical condition prevents you from doing work that you were able to do in the past
  • The medical condition also prevents you from adjusting to other types of work in the future
  • You have previously worked and paid Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) premiums while you were working

Claiming Disability

The Social Security Administration will review your medical records to determine your disability status. Other facts will also be considered such as individual health problems, age, education, and work experience. If Social Security decides that your disability prevents you from doing your past work, they will then consider whether there is any other work (theoretical employment) which you can do considering your health problems and your age, education, and work experience.

If you have a medical record demonstrating one or more of the following disabilities, you may be entitled to claim social security disability benefits:

  • Heart conditions
  • Digestive disorders
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Hematological disorders
  • Immune system disorders
  • Special senses and speech issues
  • Mental conditions and disorders
  • Musculoskeletal problems
  • Neurological problems
  • Genitourinary disorders
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Congenital disorders
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Cancer
  • Skin disorders
  • Multiple body system impairments

Benefits of Hiring an SSD Attorney

While any of the above medical conditions are qualifying disabilities, some conditions are more likely to be approved for benefits than others. This is why you need a dedicated attorney by your side with experience in handling SSD claims. Arizona Attorney Lawyers can guide you through the entire claim process, including:

  • Preparing and submitting necessary information for your claim
  • Track the status of your claim
  • Alert you of any additional requests for information
  • Communicate with SSA representatives on your behalf to answer any questions about your application
  • Filing an appeal if your claim is denied

Preparing for your Claim

While working with our dedicated team of attorneys to file a social security disabilities benefits claim, you will need to provide the following:

  • Details of your work history
  • Details of your disability
  • Your name, address, and contact information
  • Your Social Security number and proof of age
  • The contact information of any treating physician
  • List of all medications you are currently taking
  • Copies of your most recent W-2 form or self-employment tax returns

Call the Arizona Attorney Lawyers today to schedule your consultation for a social security disability claim.