Getting Clients the Disability Benefits They Deserve in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area and throughout Missouri and Illinois
Attempting to secure disability benefits can be a difficult task. There are certain forms and procedures that must be followed in order to have a chance at receiving benefits. Applicants, who are already in poor health, can often feel lost or confused and uncertain where to turn for help.
Fortunately, the attorneys at Kilo Flynn are available to assist you if you need help getting the benefits to which you are legally entitled. The representation of a lawyer can mean a higher chance at benefit approval, earlier “date of onset” determination, and reduce the number of appeals needed.
Two Programs to Help the Disabled
There are two government programs that provide monetary support to disabled people. The first is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), which is an insurance program that the disabled person paid into during their employment.
Employers also pay into this trust account. You can only get benefits through this program if you paid into the trust account. Another eligibility requirement for SSDI is that you have a significant illness or impairment that will last at least a year. Common conditions that entitle people to SSDI benefits include the following:
- The loss of a limb
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spine disorders
- Muscular dystrophy
The second program is Supplemental Security Income (SSI). This program provides income for those who qualify even if they have not paid into the trust account or have not paid into the trust account for a long time. You may work and receive SSI so long as your income does not exceed a certain amount, which varies by state.
According to the Social Security Administration, more than 60 percent of disability applicants get denied. Our attorneys can help you determine for which program or programs you may be eligible and assist you with questions or concerns you may have regarding either SSDI or SSI.
Contact a St. Louis Disability Attorney Today to Discuss Your Options
If you are having a hard time obtaining benefits or understanding the process, a skilled disability attorney can help. If you have already been denied, it is important to retain an attorney as soon as possible as there are time limits on appeals and you may be able to continue receiving payments while your request for reconsideration is pending.
Kilo Flynn attorneys represent clients throughout Missouri and Illinois. To get answers to your disability benefits questions, call Kilo Flynn at 314-647-8910.