South Dakota Social Security Claims Lawyer
Social Security Claims Attorney Brookings, SD
Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits are paid to those who suffer a physical or emotional impairment (or both) which prevents them from working or returning to work. The experienced attorneys at the Helsper, McCarty, and Rasmussen Law Firm have helped thousands of clients qualify for Social Security disability pay, including appeals of denied applications. Schedule a free consultation today.
Social Security Disability
Social Security benefits are paid by the federal government, based on payroll deductions you have paid into the system. If you have worked long enough at a job covered by Social Security and you become disabled for any reason, you are eligible for Social Security Disability (also called SSD or SSDI) benefits. To receive benefits, your disability must be severe enough to keep you from working in any regular paying job for at least 12 consecutive months. It is important to note that the test for eligibility is not whether you can return to the job you held before you were disabled. You must be unable to do any regular paying job available in the workplace.
Work-Related Disability and Social Security
If your disability is related to an injury or disease that occurred in the course of your job, you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits under South Dakota law. However, workers' compensation does not replace all of your lost income. If you will be or have been disabled for 12 months or more, you may qualify for Social Security Disability to help make up the difference. Our attorneys can explain and coordinate this process for you.
Filing a Social Security Claim
The process of filing an SSD claim can be overwhelming for many people. There are many administrative steps to follow, including completing an application and submitting all the necessary medical records. At Helsper, McCarty, and Rasmussen Law Firm, we can help you navigate the process and ensure that all documents are filed in a timely manner.
You are not required to have an attorney to file your claim. However, if your initial application is denied, hiring an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer will greatly increase your chances of obtaining benefits upon appeal.
No Fee Unless We Secure Benefits for You
With nearly 20 years of experience in disability law, our law firm has a good understanding of the Social Security Disability rules and court decisions that will be used throughout your case. If we represent you, our services will cost you nothing unless we obtain Social Security disability benefits for you. Our fee would be 25 percent of any past-due benefits, subject to a maximum of $6,000. These fees are approved by a judge and considered in determining your monthly disability pay.