Kenosha is the seat of government in Kenosha County and the 4th largest city in the State of Wisconsin, reporting a population in 2011 of nearly 100,000. The high tech, pharmaceutical, biotech and health sciences industries are all prominent in the region. Education plays a significant role in the local economy as well. In recent years, tourism in the area has also contributed a great deal to the Kenosha economy.
The Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Region 5 Office, located in Chicago, is responsible for processing new claims and distributing payments to beneficiaries. The regional office is assigned more than 12,700 new claims for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) annually and distributes payments to more than 180,300 beneficiaries.
SSDI is issued to individuals who have been disabled for an extended period of time and who meet the work credit requirements under SSA guidelines. If you have a qualifying disability and have built up work credits by contributing to SSDI fund over the course of your employment, then you may be eligible for disability benefits. If you do not qualify for SSDI due to an insufficient work history, you may still be eligible to receive SSI.
Apply for Kenosha Social Security Disability Benefits
Applying for Kenosha Social Security Disability benefits is a complex process which is the reason many people decide to seek legal help. Those who do have a Kenosha Social Security attorney on their side are more likely to be approved and to receive a determination earlier in the process.
Initial application approval rates in the Kenosha area are about 34 percent. Those applicants initially denied benefits must go through a second review. Approval rates after the reconsideration are 14.5 percent, meaning applicants who still wish to pursue SSD benefits must file an appeal. This puts their cases in front of an administrative law judge for a final determination on eligibility.
Most applicants denied SSD benefits see this unfavorable outcome due to a lack of adequate medical documentation in their case files. A Kenosha disability lawyer can review your application, educate you on the process and increase your chances of receiving SSD benefits. If need be, your Kenosha Social Security disability attorney can argue your appeal and help you prepare for testifying in front of the administrative law judge.
Listed below is the contact information for the local Social Security office which accepts Kenosha Social Security disability applications:
Kenosha Social Security Disability Office
5624 6th Ave,
Kenosha, WI 53140
Kenosha Social Security Disability Resources
To be eligible for disability benefits your application must contain sufficient documentation of medical diagnoses and treatments. It must show you’ve received ongoing medical care for the conditions that cause your disability. Paying for medical services with limited income is very challenging. Here are some of the Kenosha disability resources for low cost and free medical treatment.
Kenosha Community Center Clinic
1330 52nd St, Suite 205,
Kenosha, WI 53140-3236
Kenosha Community Health Center
6226 14th Ave,
Kenosha, WI 53143-4413
Kenosha Community Health Center
4536 22nd Ave,
Kenosha, WI 53140-5917
Your Kenosha Disability Claim
A thorough and well constructed application is key to being approved for SSD benefits. This is exactly what a Kenosha disability lawyer will ensure. He or she will review your case, make sure you have the right medical documentation and walk you through the entire application process – increasing the likelihood you’ll be approved for benefits and potentially shortening the waiting period before you receive a favorable determination on eligibility. Kenosha disability attorneys charge nothing upfront for their services and are only paid if you receive benefits.
To learn more about hiring a Kenosha Social Security Disability attorney or to receive a free case evaluation, click here.