Top 5 Reasons Your Social Security Claim Was Denied

According to Social Security’s most recent statistics, over 66 % of claimants have to go to a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge regarding their social security disability application.  But why are so many cases denied?  Here is our list of the Top 5 Reasons your Social Security Claim was denied: 1.  Your Medical condition is not severe enough or has not last long enough. Social Security reviews your medical records and compares your conditions against a set of laws, … Continued

How long will it take before my Social Security claim is approved?

Clients often ask, “how long will it take for my social security claim to be approved?”   The time frame to obtain a favorable outcome differs from case to case.  However, the process is lengthy for most clients. Some clients’ disability cases are approved at the initial application level.  This usually occurs within 3 to 4 months of filing. Other have their case approved after filing a request for reconsideration.  This usually takes 2 to 3 months after filing the request for … Continued

Social Security Application: The Process

Many potential clients are curious about the Social Security Disability application process. Step 1  The Application This first step is filing the application.  This can be done online through the Social Security Administrations website or by contacting your local Social Security Office.  Questions often arise as to whether to apply for SSDI, SSI or both.  This depends on a variety of factors.  It also depends on the benefits that you are eligible for under each program. Step 2  Application Review Next … Continued

SSDI vs. SSI: Which Type of Disability Benefit Should I Apply For

There are two main programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities – Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI”) and Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”). Both of these programs are administered by the Social Security Administration. Both programs require a person to be disabled and to meet certain medical eligibility requirements. However, Social Security Disability Insurance pays benefits to you and certain members of your family if you are “insured. ” This means that you have worked long enough and paid Social … Continued

Worman Legal to Attend 7th Annual Honor Women Veterans Conference

Worman Legal is pleased to announce that it will be a vendor at the 7th Annual Honoring Women Veterans Conference.  This event will take place Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the University of Evansville.  We are pleased to be part of this event and excited to meet women from our area who have served or currently serve in the United States military!

Worman Legal to Attend VOICE Expo 2016

Worman Legal is pleased to announce that it will be a vendor at the VOICE Expo 2016.  This event will take place Sunday, May 1, 2016 from noon to 5:00 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, located at 3000 E. Division St.  There will be numerous activities for children, adults and the entire family.  Admission is free. The expo is sponsored by Veteran Organizations Involved in Community Education. We are pleased to be part of this event and hope to you … Continued

Can you apply for both SSD and VA Disability Benefits?

While the VA and SSA disability programs differ in their primary purposes, it is possible to receive both social security benefits and VA disability benefits at the same time.  It is important to remember that receiving one does not necessarily mean that you will receive the other. VA Disability Benefits Purpose VA disability benefits are a compensation program to pay benefits to veterans who incur an injury or contract a disease that is service-connected.  In other words, the injury or disease … Continued

Social Security disability application been denied?

After you file your Social Security Disability application, the Social Security Administration (SSA) carefully reviews your application and claim.  The SSA looks at your work history, current work activities if you are presently working, and your medical conditions.   The SSA  then makes a decision to either approve or deny your social security application and notifies you of their decision. Social Security Disability claims may be denied for a variety of reasons.  A denial does not necessarily mean that the … Continued

When does the SSA consider someone to be “disabled”?

When considering applications for Indiana Social Security Disability benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) strictly defines “disability” to mean: You cannot do work you did before; You cannot adjust to other work because of your medical conditions; and Your disability has lasted or is expected to last at least one year. If you are thinking about applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Social Security Income (SSI) and wonder if you fall into the SSA’s definition of disabled, contact us now.