Have you or a loved one suffered a debilitating injury or illness that prevents you from holding a job? You might need to consider filing a Social Security disability claim. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are intended for individuals who have previously worked and paid into Social Security, but can no longer perform their job because of a disability.
The Social Security Administration has enforced strict guidelines for qualifying disabilities and determining who is entitled to benefits in order to avoid cases of fraud. For this reason, the application process has become cumbersome and difficult to navigate, making it challenging for deserving disabled individuals to understand how to file a claim and receive the benefits they need. Fitzgerald & Bomier, LLC, Wisconsin’s SSDI lawyers, strive to clear up any confusion clients seeking SSDI benefits may have about proceeding with an SSDI claim.
How Do I Apply for Disability Benefits?
In the state of Wisconsin, you can either apply to receive SSDI benefits in person or online. If you prefer to apply in person, you’ll need to file a claim with the nearest Social Security office that serves your area. You can call ahead and make an appointment, which may help to speed up the time you spend waiting to apply.
On the other hand, if it’s easier for you to apply online, you can do so. Either way, you will need to have the appropriate documents proving your eligibility, such as an Adult Disability Report, medical records, doctors’ reports, test results, proof of U.S. citizenship, and/or W-2 forms. You can visit the Social Security Administration’s website for more information on the documents you need to apply for disability benefits and the questions you will be expected to answer.
What are the Requirements to Qualify for SSDI?
The Social Security Administration has put certain requirements in place in order to be considered disabled and entitled to SSDI benefits. You are eligible if:
- You cannot do the work you were previously doing,
- You cannot adjust to other types of work, because of your condition(s), and
- Your disability is expected to last for at least one year or result in death.
Although these requirements may sound obvious, it’s not always this simple. The Social Security Administration can sometimes be overzealous in their attempts to catch individuals who attempt to abuse the system, causing them to deny initial claims even if they are honest. While this isn’t always the case, hiring an experienced SSDI lawyer who is familiar with the requirements for SSDI will help make the application process seem much less complicated. At Fitzgerald & Bomier, LLC, we know exactly what’s required in the state of Wisconsin to prove your disability so you can begin receiving the SSDI benefits you need.
Why Fitzgerald & Bomier?
Fitzgerald & Bomier, LLC is specifically dedicated to representing disabled individuals and their families who need assistance in the application or appeals process for SSDI benefits. The truth is, every Social Security claim is different and whether or not you receive benefits is dependent upon the nature of your disability. A skilled SSDI lawyer at Fitzgerald & Bomier, LLC can evaluate the specific facts of your claim and lead you through the complicated process step by step.
If you or a loved one have become disabled in the state of Wisconsin and cannot work or perform daily activities as usual, you need an attorney with experience in SSDI legal matters. With over 35 years of experience, Fitzgerald & Bomier, LLC has handled hundreds of SSDI cases. This vast experience has made us experts on the complex Social Security system and obtaining SSDI benefits in Wisconsin.
We understand exactly what documentation and evidence you need to establish your disability, so that you can be prepared upfront. In addition to knowledge and experience, the SSDI lawyers at Fitzgerald & Bomier, LLC are unquestionably compassionate and dedicated to serving disabled individuals and their loved ones. We recognize how frustrating the application process can be. Whether you’re ready to file an SSDI claim now or just have a few questions, we can provide assistance throughout the entire process.
Still Unsure How to Proceed? Call Fitzgerald & Bomier, LLC for a Free Consultation.
Life with a disability is challenging, especially when you have to figure out how you’re going to continue paying for everyday essentials without a job. Fitzgerald & Bomier, LLC understands what you’re going through, and has helped countless Wisconsin individuals successfully file their application and receive benefits. Call our office today at 800-928-2667 or fill out our inquiry form to speak with a devoted SSDI lawyer who can make this frustrating time easier for you and your family.