Applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can be stressful and frustrating. One simple mistake on the application can cause your claim to be denied. While claims can be appealed, it often takes years of persistence before you get results. At Paula M. Tomko, Attorney at Law, we help clients obtain Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Having practiced in this area of the law since 1984, we have detailed understanding of the process. We have successfully helped numerous clients in Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, Denver and the surrounding areas. Use our experience to your advantage.
How Do I Apply For Benefits?
As soon as you suspect that a physical or mental condition will prevent you from working for at least 12 months, apply for SSDI or SSI benefits at your local Social Security office or online. Be sure to include all medical conditions in the application. For example, if you are experiencing depression and rheumatoid arthritis, document both conditions and treatment.
My Claim Was Denied. Now What?
If your claim is denied — and most applications are — this is when you should seek assistance. As your legal advocates, we will:
Help you appeal any denials
Work with you to strengthen your claim
Assemble the appropriate medical records
Help you get the resources you need
Represent you at any hearings
At all times, we will work to protect your rights. We will help you assertively appeal any denials through the various levels of the SSD process. We will keep you well-informed regarding the status of your case.
Our goal is to help you obtain the SSDI or SSI benefits that you need to maintain your lifestyle following an injury or illness that prevents you from working. We welcome the opportunity to give you an overview of SSD benefits during an informative consultation.
We Are On Your Side
Few applicants get benefits without legal assistance. If your initial application is denied, speak with a Wheat Ridge/Lakewood disability benefits lawyer. Contact us online, or call our office at 303-586-2979 to arrange a consultation. Our office is conveniently located near the intersection of Wadsworth and 38th Avenue, just two blocks east of Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge.