Everyone needs a helping hand at some time or another in life. For Indianapolis residents with disabilities, this assistance might come through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs.
Keep reading to find the answers to these questions and more:
- What should you expect during the application process?
- What documents will you need, and how can you obtain them?
- What happens if you miss SSDI and SSI deadlines?
- What if your claim is denied?
If you need SSDI assistance to care for the needs of your household, getting the answers to these important questions is vital. Since 1998, Hensley Legal Group has served the legal interests of Hoosiers throughout the State of Indiana. Our experienced lawyers can help you get your application right the first time to avoid delays and error-based rejections. If you are denied your SSDI claim, we can help you appeal the decision.
Contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Click “Start Chat” below or call (317) 526-1440 for immediate attention. Continue reading to learn of your rights regarding Social Security disability benefits in Indiana.
Get It Right the First Time With Hensley Legal Group SSDI Lawyers
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) pays benefits to you and qualifying family members. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is available for individuals with disabilities whose income and resources are limited. To receive the benefits from either of these programs, you must meet medical and non-medical requirements. Perhaps more importantly, you must supply the appropriate documentation showing that you meet the qualifications on time.
Gathering information and documents takes time. Even a small error on your application or a missing detail can create delays, affect how much benefits you receive, and even cause you to be rejected.
Our capable legal team can help prepare and present essential documents according to the Social Security Administration’s guidelines, including:
- Birth certificates
- Proof of US citizenship
- Proof of Lawful alien status
- US military discharge papers (before 1968)
- W-2 or self-employment tax forms
- Medical evidence (e.g. medical records, test results)
- Statements concerning workers’ compensation benefits
Entrusting these crucial tasks to experienced Social Security lawyers can help you to avoid problems. Hensley Legal Group can calculate your monthly benefits so you can be sure to get what you deserve.
Your SSDI case evaluation is free at our law firm. If you plan to apply for benefits or you want to check whether you qualify for additional funds, please contact us for a no-cost, no-obligation home or virtual visit.
Your Right To Question SSDI Decisions in Indianapolis
When financial struggles and debt make coping with a disability more challenging, SSDI and SSI benefits can seem like a ray of hope. Yet, if your check does not meet your needs, you might be wondering if you have any options left. Or worse, if the Social Security Administration denies your claim, you could feel like all hope is lost.
You may find comfort in this statement from the SSA. “You have the right to appeal any decision we make about whether you’re entitled to benefits.” Our skilled team of Indianapolis SSDI attorneys can investigate why your claim was rejected and strengthen your case. From there, we can support you through the four levels of appeal.
An SSDI lawyer can help you to request an online appeal, or reconsideration. The administration will assign someone who was not part of your initial application to review your claim.
There are 2 types of reconsideration appeals:
- Medical: If your claim was denied due to medical reasons, we can build a strong case for reconsideration by searching for new evidence and correcting any issues with your original paperwork.
- Non-medical: If the reason for your denial was not related to your disability, a lawyer can help you to obtain a non-medical appeal. Non-medical reasons include disqualifying income, resources, overpayments, or issues with your living arrangements.
If you have already had an unsuccessful reconsideration, one of our knowledgeable attorneys can guide you through the next step in reversing a negative decision about your Social Security benefits. For example, they can represent you during a hearing with an administrative law judge. Hearings are held online, via video conference, or in-person, depending on your circumstances and preferences.
The Social Security Appeals Council reviews decisions or dismissals made during hearings. If they decide your hearing complies with Social Security law, they might deny your request for a review. Rather than waste your limited chances by handling matters alone, it is best to contact an SSDI lawyer before you apply for benefits or immediately after getting a rejection letter.
If the Appeals Council refuses to review your case or decides against you, you have the option of filing a civil claim in a federal district court. Currently, it is not possible to file a Federal Court review virtually. Civil actions occur in the jurisdictional district of your home, business, or in Washington, DC.
When you have reached this last chance to secure benefits, Hensley Legal Group’s strength can make the difference. Our expertise and resources have won the confidence of former clients and earned our spot as one of America’s Top 100 Attorneys.
Why You Should Contact Hensley Legal Group Attorneys Today
Getting in touch with our law firm right away is wise since Social Security disability claims are time-sensitive. All appeals must be filed before specific time limits expire. In Indiana federal courts, you have only 60 days after your notice of the Council’s decision to file your appeal.
Another reason to capitalize on the strength of Hensley Legal Group is our life-changing results. Life is complicated enough without money issues and debt – problems that only get worse with time. How would your life change if you had the finances to cover your medical needs? What if maximum benefits could allow you to focus on your recovery and to live your life to the fullest extent possible?
For many of our clients, our assistance was a turning point. We are ready to make a difference for you and your family too. If you have been injured or disabled anywhere in Indianapolis, please consult with Hensley Legal Group. You should not have to fight for your rights alone; we can support you.
In light of the urgency, our team of operators is always ready to take your call any time of day or night. Click “Start Chat” or call (317) 526-1440 to schedule a free legal consultation about your rights to Social Security disability benefits.