If you suffer from a disability that prevents you from being able to work, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.
The Karl Truman Law Office is proud to help disabled clients from the Louisville, Kentucky, and Jeffersonville, Indiana, areas pursue the benefits they need. We understand that the process of applying for SSDI can be confusing, and our lawyers have the knowledge to help ensure your claim for benefits is thoroughly documented to increase your chances for timely approval.
Please call (502) 222-2222 for a free consultation, or dial our toll-free number for service outside of Louisville: 812-282-8500.
SSDI is intended to provide financial help for people who cannot work due to a medical condition that results in total disability and is expected to last at least one year. Benefits are not available to those with partial or short-term disabilities.
In addition to having a disability recognized by the Social Security Administration (SSA), you must have previously held a job or jobs covered by Social Security and accumulated a set number of credits based on your age and span of employment. For those who qualify, SSDI benefits include monetary compensation based on your age and earnings record.
Disabilities Covered by SSDI
There is a broad range of physical and mental health conditions that may be covered by SSDI, which are detailed on the SSA Listing of Impairments Web page. Specific conditions fall under a number of categories recognized by the SSA, including:
- Musculoskeletal conditions, such as those caused by spinal cord injuries
- Neurological conditions, such as those caused by brain injuries
- Skin disorders, such as those caused by severe burn injuries
- Respiratory system conditions, such as cystic fibrosis
- Cardiovascular conditions, such as congenital heart disease
- Hematological disorders, such as sickle cell disease
- Endocrine disorders, such as types of diabetes
- Mental disorders, such as schizophrenia
- Digestive system disorders, such as inflammatory bowel disease
It is important to note that there are some conditions not specifically listed by the SSA that may still entitle you to SSDI benefits. Your consultation with one of our attorneys can help you determine if you will qualify.
What To Do If Your SSDI Claim Was Denied
If you were denied what you believe to be a valid application for SSDI, we can also help you appeal your SSDI claim.
If you or a family member suffers from a disability that prevents work but you believe your application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) was wrongfully denied, the Louisville attorneys at the Karl Truman Law Office may be able to help you file a successful appeal so you can obtain the benefits you and your family need.
Approximately 70 percent of initial applications for SSDI are denied, and many otherwise valid claims are rejected because applicants did not fully complete the complex forms or include adequate documentation of their disabilities. Our lawyers have thorough knowledge of the SSDI application and appeals processes, and we have helped numerous individuals and families from Kentucky, and the Jeffersonville, Indiana, area get the SSDI benefits they need.
Appealing a denied SSDI claim requires submitting a Request for Reconsideration and a Disability Report Appeal. You may also need to include additional medical records to support your claim.
Our SSDI attorneys can help ensure your appeal forms are properly completed and that you have the necessary documentation for your disability. We have extensive experience helping SSDI applicants with legitimate disabilities successfully appeal denied claims. Considering that the rate of rejected SSDI applications is higher than the national average in both Indiana (71 percent) and Kentucky (75 percent), working with a qualified SSDI lawyer on your application or appeal can make all the difference.
Schedule Your SSDI Consutation Today
If you are seeking assistance in filing for SSDI or appealing a denied claim, please contact the Karl Truman Law Office today to schedule your free consultation. We can be reached online, or you can call (502) 222-2222 to speak with a team member at our office in Louisville, Kentucky, or call toll-free at 812-282-8500 for service in Jeffersonville, Indiana, and other nearby areas.