Seal of the United States Social Security Administration. It appears on Social Security cards.

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Social Security pays disability benefits to people who have met the earnings requirement and who cannot work because they have a medical condition that is expected to last at least one year or result in death.

On occasion we have folks who haven’t filed an application for benefits come to us for representation with regard to their Social Security Disability claim. Generally we advise folks that they don’t need representation unless their application was denied.

The system was set up for claimants to make the application themselves and, frankly, by doing the application yourself you’re going to save money and probably get it done more quickly. After all, the initial application for benefits asks questions regarding your personal and medical history, which only you would know.

You can apply using the Online Social Security Benefit Application.

Good luck and thanks for reading,

Eric L. Johnson
Ziff, Weiermiller, Hayden & Mustico, LLP
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