We Can Help You With Your Social Security Disability Claim

No one ever expects to file for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). You may have worked for decades when a combination of injuries or ailments overcome your ability to work anymore. Or, you may develop a severe medical condition, like heart disease, mental illness or cancer, and have to stop working because of your health.

Whatever the reason, SSDI and SSI benefits can help. If you have been denied SSDI or SSI benefits, Ruth Smith can help with your disability case. She knows the laws and regulations the SSA looks to in deciding who is eligible. She knows the evidence you need from your doctors to help win your case.

A Wide Variety Of Medical Conditions May Cause A Disability

Some of what makes applying for SSDI and SSI so complex is that there is no single definition of what it means to be disabled. The technical requirement is that you are unable to engage in "significant gainful activity," which essentially means earn income and that the medical condition causing that inability is expected to last for 12 months or more, or lead to your death.

This means a very wide variety of medical conditions can result in a determination that you are disabled. The SSA also considers your age, work history and education, as it must determine that you no longer can perform your previous work, and that your medical condition makes it impossible for you to do any other type of work. For SSI cases, SSA also considers your sources of income and other assets.

Some conditions that can lead to a disability determination include:

  • Back and spinal injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Lupus
  • Lung disease
  • Mental illness
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

If your initial application for SSDI or SSI has been denied, you have the right to an appeal. A lawyer can make all the difference.

Find Out How We Can Help Today!

Asheville attorney Ruth Smith is ready to help you with your SSDI and SSI appeals. She recognizes that all of this can be complex and that dealing with doctors and the Social Security Administration can be stressful and overwhelming. Call Ruth Smith at 828-782-3832, or use her convenient online form to set up a free initial consultation.

Each case is different. Many factors such as the severity of injuries, ability to prove liability, amount of liability insurance coverage, jurisdiction, medical expenses, and many other factors can determine the outcome of a particular case. You should not use these examples as a representation of what recovery you will obtain in your particular case, as every case is unique. Ruth Smith does not guarantee that the outcome of your case will be similar to the results listed above.