Denver nicknamed the "Mile-High City” has an official elevation of exactly one mile above sea level. Denver population now exceeds 600,158, as documented by the 2010 census, and is the 26th most populous city in the United States. In Colorado approximately 533,100 are registered as disabled residents, and currently receive benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA).
Beneficiaries of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are unable to obtain Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) by reason of documented medical impairment. The disability must have extensive medical notes by a medical practitioner, and must be a disability that will last for at least twelve months and/or result in death. If enough work credits have been established and FICA payroll tax withheld, an individual may have enough evidence to be awarded Social Security benefits. If an applicant does not have sufficient work credits, eligibility may still exist through Supplemental Security Income (SSI). This eligibility is based on applicant’s limited income and assets. Determination of either cannot be easily decoded and governed by the laws of the Social Security Act. A licensed Denver Disability attorney or advocate will be able to give sound advice in the initial determination phase.
Apply for Denver Social Security Disability Benefits
Approximately 43% of applicants approved during initial application stage; however, approval rates drop considerably to 20% of those who will be awarded benefits during the Reconsideration (or first appeal) level. Professionals specializing in Social Security law can statistically lead to a more positive outcome, at any stage of the process. The Social Security Act rules establish procedure of benefits, administered through the SSA. The requirements of eligibility to receive either (or both) SSI or SSDI benefits depend upon current work credits, contributions to the Social Security trust fund through FICA taxes, and the medical diagnosis that prevents an applicant from engaging in SGA. Denver Social Security attorneys are well-versed in disability rights, and have access to many Social Security Disability resources an individual applicant would not necessary interpret correctly. An extensive collection of medical documentation of a claimant’s impairment is also of vital importance, especially for an elected attorney to determine if the defined impairment is a disability. The definition of a disability by the SSA is expected to last more than 12 months and/or result in death. A Denver Social Security attorney will have the needed experience to help potential applicants or pursuing applicants build a strong case, worthy of approval by the SSA.
Field offices can be found throughout the city of Denver, where an applicant file a claim or speak to a field office representative.
Denver Social Security Disability
500 Champa Street
Denver Social Security Disability Resources
Financially Speaking, the cost of healthcare for a person with a disability can be even more debilitating than the disability. The Inner City Health Center has been providing quality comprehensive medical and dental care as well as individual and family counseling to the uninsured.
Inner City Health Center
3800 York Street
Denver, CO 80205
Your Denver Disability Claim
Analyzing the all records can be a daunting task for applicants, in which a professional Denver Social Security attorney can compare and asses possible rulings, based on their experience with previous case rulings. In approximately 80 – 120 days, a decision will be handed down to the applicant or claimant. During this initial review process, Disability Determination services will review each case, and possibly set up a face-to-face appointment or phone interview to further the questioning and review of the applicant.
A Denver Disability lawyer will prepare the applicant for potential questions, and also act as representative on your behalf. These attorneys not only have the ability to instill confidence in the applicant, but also arm the applicant with self-advocacy skills needed for the entire process. Please click here to learn more about local Denver Social Security attorneys, and how they can assist with your disability case.