Reno Social Security Disability Lawyers
Experienced attorneys representing individuals in Nevada seeking disability benefits
Navigating the intricate world of Social Security Disability benefits can be challenging. Whether you're seeking assistance with your initial application, appealing a denied claim, or simply looking for legal advice, the Reno Disability lawyers at Claggett & Sykes are here to provide you with the knowledge, support, and representation you need.
With years of experience in the field, our attorneys are well-versed in the intricacies of Social Security Disability law, and we are dedicated to helping individuals like you secure the financial assistance they need during times of disability. We are committed to easing the burden of this process and enabling you to focus on your health and well-being while we take care of the legal complexities.
- What are the different types of Social Security benefits?
- How do I qualify for Social Security disability benefits in Reno?
- SSA’s list of qualifying medical conditions
- What if my Social Security disability application is denied?
- Where are the Social Security offices in Reno?
- Can I afford an SSDI attorney in Nevada?
- Do you have a Social Security disability attorney near me?
What are the different types of Social Security benefits?
Social Security benefits provide financial assistance to individuals who meet specific eligibility criteria. There are several different types of Social Security benefits, each designed to address various situations and needs. The main types of Social Security benefits include:
- Retirement benefits. These benefits are provided to individuals who have reached the eligible age for retirement, which can vary depending on your birth year. Full retirement age typically ranges from 65 to 67. You can choose to begin receiving these benefits as early as age 62, but the benefit amount is reduced if you do so before reaching your FRA. Delaying retirement can increase your benefit amount.
- Disability benefits. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is designed to provide financial assistance to individuals who are unable to work due to a severe, long-term disability. To qualify, you must meet specific medical and work history requirements. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is another program that provides financial support to disabled individuals with limited income and resources, regardless of their work history.
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSI is a needs-based program that provides financial assistance to disabled individuals, including children, who have limited income and resources. It is not dependent on the individual's work history. SSI benefits can also be available to seniors (age 65 or older) who meet the income and resource requirements.
It's essential to understand the specific requirements and rules associated with each type of benefit, as eligibility criteria, benefit amounts, and application procedures can vary. Additionally, the amount of benefits you receive is often calculated based on your earnings history, so it's important to have accurate and up-to-date information when applying for Social Security benefits. Consulting with a qualified Reno Social Security disability attorney can help you navigate the application process and determine which benefit program is most appropriate for your situation.
How do I qualify for Social Security disability benefits in Reno?
To qualify for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits, you must have:
- Worked in jobs covered by Social Security
- A medical condition that meets Social Security's strict definition of disability
Per the Social Security Administration (SSA):
For all individuals applying for disability benefits under title II, and for adults applying under title XVI, the definition of disability is the same. The law defines disability as the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity (SGA) by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment(s) that can be expected to result in death or which has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months.
Under Title XVI, a child under age 18 will be considered disabled if he or she has a medically determinable physical or mental impairment or combination of impairments that causes marked and severe functional limitations and that can be expected to cause death or that has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months.
SSA’s list of qualifying medical conditions
The SSA considers the following conditions severe enough to cause disability:
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What if my Social Security disability application is denied?
If your SSD application is denied, don’t give up hope. The Reno attorneys at Claggett & Sykes understand SSDI appeals and know how to work with you to ensure your appeal is strong, filled out properly and according to deadline. We don’t need to tell you that the government can make even the easiest claim into a complicated challenge, so it’s important to have experienced SSDI attorneys on your side. Whether you want to file an appeal, or ensure you get your application right the first time, talk to us today.
We know how to guide you through the entire appeals process – from gathering relevant documents and employment records, all the way to speaking to representatives on your behalf. We will arm ourselves with evidence including:
- Medical records and documentation
- Earning statements and pay stubs
- Medication and prescription lists
- Treatment and therapy records
- Accident witness statements (if applicable)
Once we submit your claim or appeal, we continuously follow up with the SSA to ensure your claim is moving along properly. We’re here to deal with the paperwork and red tape on your behalf, so you can take the time you need to adjust to living with your injuries or disability. Look to us to let you know what you need to do and when to do it.
Where are the Social Security offices in Reno?
Reno’s Social Security offices can be found at 1170 Harvard Way, and their phone number is 1-888-808-5481.
You can also type in your zip code to search for offices near you.
Can I afford an SSDI attorney in Nevada?
Yes, you can. The attorneys at Claggett & Sykes work on a contingency fee basis, which means we receive no payment unless you win your case. Remember too, that the SSA puts limits on how much attorneys can charge for their services – also called “caps.”
Fees are typically 25% of past-due benefits, or $6,000, whichever is less.
Do you have a Social Security disability attorney near me?
Claggett & Sykes has offices at 100 N. Sierra St, Suite #220 in Reno. Many times a phone call or video call is easier for, and we can do that too – just let us know.
Nevada SSDI and SSI attorneys on your side
If you're in need of a skilled Social Security Disability attorney to help you secure the benefits you deserve, we're here to support you every step of the way. Our dedicated team has a proven track record of successfully advocating for our clients, and we're ready to put our experience to work for you. Talk to the Reno attorneys at Claggett & Sykes today by calling our offices or filling out our contact form.