Broomfield Social Security Attorney

Daniels & Scriven, P.C. have been fighting for injured victims’ rights for over 40 years, including cases surrounding social security. Our social security attorneys in Broomfield will provide trusted, professional service to assist those that have been injured due to the negligence of another.

If you have a disability that prevents you from earning a living, you may be eligible to file for Social Security disability benefits. Our attorneys will provide guidance and direction for those in the process of applying for disability or making an appeal if an application has been denied.

How Does the Social Security Administration Define Disability?

The Social Security Administration defines disability as a “physical or mental illness or an injury that is both severe and long-term.” In order to qualify for social security disability or supplemental security income, your health condition must:
  • Prevent you from working
  • Be expected to last at least 12 months (or has already lasted that long)

There is no partial disability and the Social Security Administration will either determine that you are disabled or you are not. In the event that you are still able to work minimally while disabled, you could still qualify if you make below the monthly amount considered to be substantial gainful activity. Understanding the specific criteria set forth by the Social Security Administration is essential should you choose to submit a convincing case for disability benefits.

Under the Social Security Act, the types of disability benefits available include:
  • Social Security Disability Insurance
  • Social Security Disability Insurance: Disabled Widow, Widower, or Surviving Divorced Spouse
  • Social Security Disability Insurance: Childhood Disability
  • Supplemental Security Income
  • Supplemental Security Income: Child’s Disability

Our skilled Social Security attorneys in Broomfield can build an effective claim that documents your disability and outlines why you deserve full benefits.

What Is the Difference Between SSD and SSI?

Both social security disability (SSD) and supplemental security income (SSI) provide cash benefits to disabled individuals. The big difference between the two lies who is eligible.
 
  • SSD is available to those who worked jobs that have paid into the social security system. In order to be eligible, you must have accumulated a certain number of work credits. The dollar amount to obtain one work credit changes annually. SSD recipients will automatically become eligible for Medicare and often receive more benefits than SSI recipients.
  • SSI is a need-based program for individuals who have less than $2,000 in assets (or $3,000 for a couple). Eligible individuals must also have a very limited monthly income. SSI recipients will automatically qualify for Medicaid.

What Information is Needed to Apply for Disability

Whether you choose to apply for benefits online or at a Social Security office, you will need to have specific documents to complete the application, including:
  • All medical records in your possession
  • Worker’s compensation payment information
  • Names and birth dates of spouse and minor children
  • Dates of marriages and divorces
  • Information about military service
  • Checking account or savings account number for direct deposit of benefit checks
  • Employment work history information

Our attorneys can help you gather and prepare all of this information to ensure a smooth application.

Should your disability claim be denied, Daniels & Scriven, P.C. is here to help you file an appeal and pursue the financial assistance you need.

Hire an Experienced Disability Lawyer

Our disability lawyers will fight to protect your rights and get you the benefits you need. We offer extensive experience with social security disability claims and a deep understanding of Colorado disability laws. Count on us to help with your application, ensure you provide sufficient medical proof, and represent you in any appeals.

About Daniels & Scriven, P.C.

For decades, Daniels & Scriven, P.C. has been a trusted choice for legal representation in Broomfield and the surrounding areas. We represent clients with claims involving social security disability, worker’s comp, personal injury, accidents, and more. Our services can be tailored to meet your specific needs, ensuring that you get the results you deserve.

Our Social Security attorneys in Broomfield work on contingency, so we will not get paid until you get paid. Contact us today for your free consultation.