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Impairments That Qualify For Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits

Having a medical condition that renders you disabled with the inability to work or live a normal way of life can leave you with numerous questions and concerns about your welfare and living circumstances. Undoubtedly, one of the biggest concerns is whether you are eligible to receive Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits if you are unable to work due to an impairment or disability. Fortunately, you do not have to navigate the complex waters of the Social Security system alone. A knowledgeable Social Security disability attorney in Lake Oswego, OR can help guide you through the process and help assess whether you are eligible for Social Security disability insurance benefits. Accordingly, the Social Security Administration (SSA) maintains a list of medical conditions or impairments, known as the blue book, that provides individuals who meet certain criteria to receive disability assistance. However, even if a disability or impairment is listed, it is important to note…Read More

Types Of Disability Benefits Available By The SSA

If you become disabled, you may be aware that the Social Security Administration (SSA) offers disability benefits for individuals who are not able to work either temporarily or permanently. This benefit is known as Social Security disability insurance (SSDI). SSDI benefits are available to adults and children who qualify under certain criteria. Not all disabilities are eligible, therefore, it is essential to talk to a Social Security disability attorney in Lake Oswego, OR for an in-depth consultation concerning your specific case. A knowledgeable Social Security disability attorney in Lake Oswego, OR will be able to assess whether your disability or impairment meets the requirements set by the Social Security Administration. The process of obtaining benefits can be overwhelming and complex, but once you are approved for benefits, you will be able to receive financial and medical assistance to help with bills, visits to the doctor, prescriptions, and living expenses for you and your family. As…Read More

Social Security Disability Insurance: 10 Reasons Your Claim Will Be Denied

You Don't Have Enough "Work Credits" To Qualify. There's a minimum amount of time you must have worked in the past to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) calculates your credits based on your age, the number of years you've worked (and therefore paid taxes into the system), and when you became disabled. How many credits you need for disability benefits depends on how old you are when you become disabled: If you become disabled before age 24, you generally need 1½ years of work (six quarters, or “credits”) in the three years before you became disabled. If you are age 24 through 30, you generally need credits for half of the time between age 21 and the time you became disabled. If you are disabled at age 31 or older, you generally need at least 20 credits in the 10 years immediately before you became disabled. In…Read More

When a Car Accident Keeps You From Working

Our advocates help the victims of motor vehicle accidents move forward with their lives when they can no longer work. If you have been injured in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, bicycle accident or pedestrian accident and cannot work, talk with us about your options. We represent people who have sustained many different injuries in car accidents or truck accidents, including the ones listed below: Leg, knee and ankle injuries Hip injuries Arm injuries Back injuries Head injuries/brain injuries/brain damage Neck injuries If you or someone you know has sustained these types of injuries in a motor vehicle accident, a personal injury lawsuit may be an option. But if your doctor says you cannot work, you may need to think of Social Security Disability benefits as well. Northwest’s Most Successful Social Security Disability Advocates Disability Law Office NW is Northwest’s Most Successful Social Security Disability Advocates. With locations nationwide, we are able to…Read More

Seizures Social Security Disability Claims

When you suffer from seizures, you may not feel disabled, but you are certainly hindered from doing a lot of activities. You may be prohibited from driving a car or operating heavy machinery, you can’t be around unprotected heights, and your choice of occupations is seriously limited. However, the Social Security Administration (SSA) often denies many seizures disability claims. The main reasons for denial of seizures disability benefits are the frequency (or infrequency) of the seizures and failure to follow prescribed treatment. When reviewing your seizures disability case the SSA will require copies of all your medical records, including a description of the seizures and the frequency that the seizures occur from a treating physician. The SSA also might ask for a description of your seizures from a family member or friend who has witnessed your seizures. The SSA’s parameters for seizures that qualify for disability are extremely strict – one wrong answer or missed…Read More

Stomach and Intestine Disorder Social Security Disability Claims

If you cannot work because of an illness that affects your stomach or intestine, Disability Law Office NW can help. There are many stomach and intestine disorders on the Social Security Disability list of impairments that could qualify you to receive Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income. When you work with a Social Security Disability advocate at Disability Law Office NW, we will get to know you. You may talk confidentially with us about what you have been treated for, where and when the treatment happened. We will also want to know about your work history. What jobs have you held? What duties were involved? This helps us get an idea of how your past work will be classified by the SSA, which can affect the final outcome of your stomach or intestine disorder disability benefits case. We will also talk with you about your medical history and help you gather all the records…Read More

Accidents Leading to Medical Conditions and Problems

When an accident keeps you from being able to work, filing a successful Social Security Disability claim may be the answer. Many people turn to an attorney or advocate for assistance. To learn how we can help you with an SSD claim, talk with the advocates at Disability Law Office NW by calling [number] or complete our online contact form. At Disability Law Office NW, we represent people who have been injured in work-related and non-work related accidents of all types, including the ones listed below: Workplace accidents/workers’ compensation: Many people think that workplace accidents leave injured workers only one option: workers’ compensation. This is simply not true. If you have been hurt on the job and you can no longer work, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits as well as workers’ compensation. The best way to find out is to call Disability Law Office NW about your job site injury. Car Accidents: Our advocates…Read More

Workplace Accidents and Workers’ Compensation

Depending on the kind of work you do and on your employer, workplace accidents often become workers’ compensation matters. Resolving your work injury requires knowing workers’ compensation law, personal injury law and other government benefits that might be available. At Disability Law Office NW, we are up to the challenge. If you have been hurt on the job, the best way to find out your options is to call Disability Law Office NW about your job site injury. At Disability Law Office NW, we can help you decide what actions are right for you after an on-the-job injury. We can answer any questions you have. We’ll guide you through the steps of filing a claim or appealing a claim that has been denied. Construction Site and Scaffolding Accidents We’ve always appreciated how men and women who work on construction sites do some of the most challenging and difficult jobs around. Every day, they operate heavy…Read More

Veteran’s Disability Benefits

The United States of Veteran Affairs offers benefits for those with disabilities as a result of their military service. They also offer a pension for disabled wartime veterans but only if they have limited income and are disabled or over 65 years of age. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs offers many other benefits for veterans, service members and their families. To see all of the benefits available, you should go to the VA website. You can find the website link at the bottom of this page. In this section, we will explain who qualifies for VA benefits and discuss the new legislation recently passed that will allow veterans to hire attorneys to help in their pursuit of VA disability benefits. Eligibility To be eligible for VA benefits you must be a veteran, a veteran’s dependent, a surviving spouse, child or parent of a deceased veteran, an active duty service member, or a member of…Read More

Why Work with a Social Security Attorney

Residents of Lake Oswego, Portland and the Northwest who are unable to work due to a disability are eligible to receive social security disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. Whether your situation is medically apparent or not, receiving your benefits can take an unbelievable amount of time if not done correctly. A Social Security Attorney Can Help The most important reason to hire an attorney to help with your disability case is your chances of being approved are significantly increased. While it’s true that some people who apply on their own are approved for benefits, statistics show that, everything else being equal, Social Security is more likely to approve an applicant who’s represented by legal counsel than one who isn’t. Working with a social security attorney can expedite the application process and earn you more benefits than you would filing your own case. An attorney can also ensure that the filing process is done right the…Read More

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