What is Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability is a program available to those who are disabled according to the medical criteria outlined by the Social Security Administration. It comes in two forms: SSI and SSDI. SSDI is Social Security Disability Insurance and is available to people who have worked long enough and have paid Social Security taxes. These people are considered insured and do not need to meet specific income requirements. On the other hand, SSI is Supplemental Security Income and requires that the individuals who benefit from it meet certain financial criteria.

Disability Law

How a Florissant Social Security Disability Attorney Can Help

The Social Security Disability Application process can be a very daunting thing for those who are not well acquainted with it. The case load facing the Social Security Administration means that they are very choosy with what they are looking for and that many people who deserve benefits are initially denied. This is not only disheartening to those who are applying, but also confusing. Denied applicants wonder if this is the end of the road for them, if they should give up, and what their options are to pursue appeal.

An attorney can help answer those questions and assist in making sure that the application you put forward is the best it can be. At Hoglund Law, we’ve assisted over 30,000 clients and know that one denial is not, in fact, a dead end. In fact, it is often just the first step in getting approved. After bolstering your application, an attorney will be able to support your right to a fair hearing by arguing your case in front of a judge, utilizing your chance to cross-examine witnesses, and rebutting any misinformation that is brought up regarding your condition. These factors play such a huge role in an application that it has been statistically proven clients represented by attorneys are most successful at receiving benefits.

Not sold yet? You don’t have to be. We offer a free case evaluation during which you can speak with an attorney about any of your questions or concerns.

Who Qualifies for Social Security Disability

There are two ways that the Social Security Administration has of determining whether you qualify for Social Security Disability. The first is whether you meet the specific medical criteria they have listed for a specific condition they have in their blue book. This criteria and condition are ordinarily severe, but if you meet what they require you are guaranteed benefits.

If you are a resident of Florissant and meet the SSA’s medical criteria for one of these conditions, for example, you automatically qualify: asthma, anxiety, cancer, lupus, heart failure, cerebral palsy, etc. A more complete list can be found here.
The other, and more popular, way of showing that you qualify for SSD benefits is through the demonstration of the fact that you cannot perform substantial gainful activity. To determine this, the SSA looks at the jobs you’ve performed in the last 15 years and other jobs to determine if you are capable of working through your condition.

Why Are People Denied Social Security Disability

If your disability doesn’t last longer than 12 months, if you became disabled during the commitment of a felony, or if you refuse to cooperate, you will be denied Social Security Disability. The SSA also does not approve benefits to those they believe will stop suffering from a condition once alcohol and drug use stop.

However, the most popular reason that people are denied is simply a lack of medical evidence—which is why it is important that you continue to see your doctors and seek treatment throughout the application process. While the above factors result in an immediate disapproval, it is always possible to try and obtain more evidence to demonstrate just how debilitating a condition has proven to be for you.

Have You Been Denied SSDI / SSI?

You are not alone. Most people are denied upon first application and even first appeal. This is usually the result of the Social Security Administration not seeing the full picture of how a condition is impacting an applicant—either because of a lack of medical evidence or because of a misconception regarding the symptoms.
The good news is you can and should appeal. The better news is you don’t have to do it alone.

At Hoglund Law we offer free case evaluations to assist you in seeing the strengths and weaknesses of your specific claim and, should you choose to appeal or apply, we offer help filing. We’ve successfully guided many applicants from application to approval and are prepared to do the same for you—utilizing the best asset at an applicants disposal: the hearing.

The sooner you come in and consult an attorney, the more time an attorney will have to prepare your case. The only thing standing in your way is the phone.

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How to apply for Social Security Benefits in Florissant

The city of Florissant’s name is a derivative of the French word for blooming—which is no surprise to those who know the once-small city’s history. Beginning its life as a small French settlement with 7 plantations and just 40 people, the now 51,443 people strong city couldn’t be more different while also honoring the history of what came before. That history is rich and vast, predating the independence of The United States and passing from French to Spanish hands before finally joining the union. Much of that history is hidden in old buildings and stories cherished by the community.

Your Local Social Security Office

Florissant Social Security Office

Address: 11753 W Florissant Ave,
Florissant, MO 63033

11753 W Florissant Ave,
Florissant, MO 63033

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Social Security Office Hours

Monday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 12:00pm
Thursday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Closed on Federal Holidays.

About Florissant, MO

The city of Florissant’s name is a derivative of the French word for blooming—which is no surprise to those who know the once-small city’s history. Beginning its life as a small French settlement with 7 plantations and just 40 people, the now 51,443 people strong city couldn’t be more different while also honoring the history of what came before. That history is rich and vast, predating the independence of The United States and passing from French to Spanish hands before finally joining the union. Much of that history is hidden in old buildings and stories cherished by the community.