Social Security Disability

Las Vegas Social Security Disability Attorney

Social Security disability (SSD) benefits were designed to provide supplemental income to individuals whose injuries prevent or physically restrict their ability to work. Depending on the nature of your disability, as either temporary or permanent, your SSD payments may be supplied on a temporary or permanent basis. These cases can be highly complex because SSD procedures involve a great deal of dense legal work, numerous eligibility requirements, and many federal regulations. The experienced attorneys at Shook & Stone have worked on a variety of Social Security disability cases and have helped many injured and disabled clients receive much-needed compensation.

Qualifying for SSD

There are several qualifying criteria applicants must meet in order to be eligible to receive SSD. The first stage of qualifying for SSD depends entirely on the nature of your injury or illness. Proof of permanent disability or a condition that has lasted, or is expected to last, more than one year is required. In addition, your physical condition must prevent you from performing the duties of your previous job and from finding a new line of work due to age, education, or impairment.

As Social Security disability insurance is funded by the Social Security tax fund, applicants must have paid Social Security taxes through their work wages for a sufficient amount of time in order to be eligible to receive disability compensation. This means that a reasonably consistent work history prior to suffering the disabling injury or illness is crucial to being accepted. Known as work credits, your work history and tax payments play a large role in qualifying for SSD. You can receive a case assessment to evaluate your eligibility in preparation for your SSD application. Learn more about qualifying for SSD.

The Process

The SSD process is notoriously lengthy and full of complications and highly selective standards and requirements. In Nevada, there are numerous federal agencies and offices involved in the SSD process and qualifying phase; and due to the increasing volume of claims, they frequently deny applicants. In fact, denial rates during the initial stage of the SSD process are currently above 60%, and during the appeal process that number increases to more than 80%.

According to the Social Security Administration, one of the primary agencies governing the SSD process, most denials are the result of insufficient medical documentation, insufficient work history, and the high percentage of applicants who are unfamiliar with the SSD process and unaware of the proper procedures needed to pursue their claim. At Shook & Stone, our goal is to work closely with you to prevent any errors in your application and to greatly reduce your risk of being denied.

Listen to Attorney Leonard Stone on the Morning Blend on Channel 13 Las Vegas discuss disability benefits and the process:

Legal Assistance for Social Security Disability Applicants

At Shook & Stone, we have worked with numerous injured clients who had a genuine need for financial assistance. Their disabilities and illnesses that prevented them from working also contributed to a great deal of negative consequences for their personal and financial well-being. Our firm wants to help all injured residents of Las Vegas and other locations such as Carson City, Reno and Sacramento successfully and intelligently complete the SSD application process in order to provide them with the best chances of being accepted.

With so much riding on a thorough, complete, and successful application, having an attorney from our firm assist you during your SSD process can ensure an increased chance of obtaining a favorable resolution. The attorneys and staff at Shook & Stone have more than 85 years of combined experience and have recovered more than $500 million in compensation for our clients.

If you are looking for experienced and knowledgeable assistance with Social Security disability, contact our firm today.

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