Social Security Disability
Musculoskeletal issues such as back pain and arthritis
Cardiovascular-related problems such as heart disease, heart failure and a heart transplant
Respiratory illnesses, including black lung disease, asthma, emphysema and cystic fibrosis
Special senses problems such as visual disorders, blindness and hearing loss
Mental illnesses, including depression, schizophrenia and autism
Blood-related illnesses, including leukemia, HIV/AIDS and lymphoma
Neurologically-related illnesses, including multiple sclerosis and epilepsy
Chronic kidney disease
Benefits for these severe and permanent ailments are routinely denied by the SSA — and routinely won for our clients by our office.
Securing SSD benefits can be a frustrating and lengthy process. A dedicated legal advocate can help you. If you suffer a physical or mental illness and are unable to work, you can turn to Mark Knight Attorney at Law in Somerset, Kentucky. You pay no attorney’s fees in SSD cases unless we win your case.
After decades of working, the wear and tear on your body take a toll, and physical injuries and pain make it difficult to work and enjoy daily life. What can you do? How will you and your family pay the bills? For many Kentucky residents, this is an all-too-common scenario. If you face a debilitating mental condition or physical injury, you may qualify to receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.
With each paycheck, Kentucky workers help maintain the SSD system. However, when suffering from a disabling condition, many individuals experience trouble obtaining the benefits they need. The SSD application process is complex, and the majority of first-time applicants are denied the benefits.
Helping With Both
Applications and Appeals
If you are disabled and unable to work, we understand the dire financial situation you face and will fight to obtain the benefits to which you are entitled. We provide effective legal advice and assistance by obtaining medical records from your physician, completing necessary paperwork, meeting crucial deadlines and communicating with the Social Security Administration (SSA) on your behalf.
Social Security Disability Notes
The road to receiving Social Security Disability Insurance is not always a smooth one. To gain approval, you must go through what is sometimes a lengthy, complicated application process.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY
Many people have questions about Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. If you are unable to work due to a severe physical or mental ailment you may qualify for these government benefits. However, qualifying for SSD benefits can be difficult and there are many steps to the application and determination process. Following are some of the questions we receive about SSD benefits and the application process.
What are Social Security Disability benefits?
These are benefits the U.S. government provides to disabled workers who have contributed to the Social Security trust fund. If you are unable to work due to a severe physical or mental ailment, you should file for SSD benefits. The amount awarded is based on the Social Security credits you accumulated during your working career.
How do I qualify for Social Security Disability benefits?
There are many factors that interact to determine if you qualify for SSD benefits. These factors include medical records for treatment of physical or mental conditions, age, education, work history, and most importantly, limitations on your ability to function at a regular job.
If my application is approved, how long before I receive benefits?
If you are approved to receive SSD benefits, monthly payments are typically paid out within one to two months of your application’s approval.
Can I receive workers’ compensation benefits and SSD benefits at the same time?
Yes, however, the total amount of benefits you receive cannot exceed 80 percent of your original income. Therefore, the amount you receive under SSD may be reduced. Mark Knight is experienced in maximizing your benefits for, both, worker’s compensation and SSD.
What are my options if the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies my application for SSD benefits?
Roughly two-thirds of first-time SSD applicants are denied benefits. Applicants are typically denied because the proper medical documentation has not been submitted. You can appeal your case. With proper legal guidance and assistance, many appeals are successful.
Frequently Asked Questions