What is Social Security Disability

There are two programs that fall under Social Security Disability and depending on your condition and previous work history, you may be entitled to benefits. The first program, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is in place to aid individuals who have contributed to the system via the Social Security tax while working in the past 10 years. The second program called Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is designed to administer relief to individuals with lower incomes. Both programs are handled by the Social Security Administration (SSA) who determines eligibility and hands out disability checks.

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How a St. Peters Social Security Disability Attorney Can Help

No matter what stage you are in towards the pursuit of much needed disability benefits, it can be difficult to navigate the steps and understand the SSA regulations that dictate the process. You should not be worrying about complicated legal intricacies when you simply want the relief you need. This is why Hoglund Law is here to alleviate the burden you feel during this time in your life.

With 30,000 satisfied clients, our team of qualified Social Security Disability attorneys are prepared to provide you with a free case evaluation to determine what your best course of action is. If you have been denied approval, our lawyers are experienced in pinpointing weaknesses in your application that may have inhibited your approval.

We encourage you to partner yourself with an experienced attorney to gain a better understanding of your case and to ensure you have a fair shot at being approved for benefits.

Who Qualifies for Social Security Disability

You may qualify for benefits in one of two ways. First, you may automatically qualify by meeting all the Social Security Administration’s criteria for any listed conditions. The criteria are incredibly severe, condition specific, and difficult to reach. Consequently, the majority of applicants opt for a different avenue in proving eligibility. The other option is to prove you cannot perform substantial gainful activity as a working person.

Some conditions already deemed eligible with attached criteria include anxiety, depression, cardiovascular conditions, lupus, dermatitis, and speech issues. If you suffer from one of the listed conditions, you may automatically qualify if your condition reaches the criteria. For a more exhaustive list of qualifying conditions, click here.

Why Are People Denied Social Security Disability

Denial at least in the first stage of the process is a widely experienced norm. There is an array of reasons people experience this frustrating denial. Some reasons are minor and easy fixes while other will ultimately stand in the way of approval. A common and minor issue is lack of sufficient medical records demonstrating your condition.

On the other hand, some severe factors will impede on your pursuit of benefits. If you are suffering from a disability that will not likely continue for longer than a year, your condition is considered temporary and therefore ineligible. Furthermore, drug and alcohol use, past convictions resulting in the creation of your condition, participation in fraud, and refusal to cooperate will all hinder approval.

Have You Been Denied SSDI / SSI?

The moment you are denied, you may feel complete and utter devastation. Just because you are denied does not mean you aren’t qualified or that you won’t be approved. While it can feel nearly impossible to discern why you were denied and how to improve your application, you are not alone. Our team of experienced Social Security Disability attorneys have devoted their careers to understanding the SSA regulations and how to strengthen applications for appeal.

If you choose to appeal your case with the help of a skilled attorney, you will be granted a fair hearing in which you can introduce new evidence, make legal arguments for your case, and cross examine witnesses. Not only will your appeal hearing be much easier with legal counsel, but statistics show you are more likely to win your case.

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How to apply for Social Security Benefits in St. Peters

You may feel overwhelmed thinking about starting the process of filing for benefits, but initial filing is simple if you collect all the required documents. The Social Security Administration requires you collect and provide information including your employment history for the past 15 years and a complete list of any condition-related prescriptions you have used. Additionally, you will want to begin compiling a list of the contact information, addresses, and names of all the doctors, hospitals, and clinics that have helped in treating your condition.

After you have collected all or nearly all the necessary documents you can apply online, over the phone or in person. To apply in person, visit your local Social Security office located at 4800 Executive Ctr Parkway, St Peters, Missouri 63376. While it is not necessary to have all the required paperwork to apply and you can always add to your file, it is helpful to be on top of collecting all your documents.

Your Local Social Security Office

Brooklyn Center Social Security Office

Address: 4800 Executive Centre Pkwy.
St Peters, MO 63376

4800 Executive Centre Pkwy.
St Peters, MO 63376

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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 St. Peters, MO

Just 40 years ago, the population of St. Peters did not exceed 500. Those who called this suburb home four decades ago hardly recognize the transformed town that now holds 53,000 residents. While St. Peters lacked a large population, it does not lack historical relevance. Upon building the highway that runs through the city, workers discovered village remains that revealed Mississippian mound builders previously inhabited St. Peters.

Named one of the best places to live in Missouri, residents enjoy a welcoming suburban feeling and highly rated schools. Whether St. Peters is your future home or merely your transitional link to St. Louis, this suburb is happy to have you.