Biesecker, Tripp, Sink & Fritts, LLP

Social Secuirty

Social Security Disability payments are available to people who stop working because of a physical or mental impairment that prevents them from performing “gainful” work, regardless of age. To be eligible for benefits, you must expect to be out of work for 12 months or longer.  It is likely that you will be denied benefits initially.  In fact, most applications are denied.  But there is hope.  After being denied you may appeal and request a hearing.  At this stage, a judge may review your application. The waiting time for a hearing is lengthy; but your chances of being approved for benefits at this stage improve considerably.

An attorney can help you navigate the miles of red tape standing between you and Social Security Disability payments. The process of filing your appeals is time consuming. An attorney can help prepare your case to give you the best opportunity for success. Statistically, applicants who retain an attorney to represent them are much more likely to win benefits than those who do not.

Roger S. Tripp