As the seat of Johnson County and 5th largest city in the state, Olathe, Kansas reported a population in the U.S. Census of 2010 of 125,872. It’s a diverse city and a suburb of Kansas City, MO. Local and state government make up a large portion of employment opportunities in the area. Olathe additionally has several industrial parks housing big businesses in the food distribution, manufacturing and insurance sectors. Olathe is also the location of a major commercial airport which plays a prominent role in the city’s economy.
The Social Security Administration’s Region 7 office in Kansas City, MO provides services to the Olathe area, including the review of initial claims and the distribution of payments for more than 83,000 Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries.
SSDI provides income for people who are unable work due to permanent or long term disability. In order to qualify, you must meet medical requirements and have sufficient work history during which you paid into the SSDI fund. Inability to work must last a year or more and work credits accumulated over the past decade are considered. If you meet disability requirements but not work credit stipulations for SSDI, you may still be eligible to receive SSI.
Apply for Olathe Social Security Disability Benefits
The process of applying for Olathe Social Security Disability benefits is complicated, difficult for the average person to understand and can take a number of months to complete. Some applicants wait more than a year for a determination on their eligibility; however, those who file with the assistance of an Olathe disability attorney see more favorable results and often receive a determination earlier.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) approves 31.6 percent of the initial claims seen in the Region 7 office. Anyone initially denied benefits can request a second review, though only 12.1 percent of applications are approved for SSD benefits following that reconsideration. If denied again, applicants must file an appeal which puts their claim before an administrative law judge. The process can take months but having legal help from an Olathe Social Security Disability lawyer can help shorten wait time and make it all easier to understand.
The Social Security office location listed below is that which processes initial Olathe disability benefit claims:
Olathe/Lenexa Social Security Disability Office
15375 W 95th St,
Lenexa, KS 66219
Olathe Social Security Disability Resources
Receiving Olathe disability benefits means you must have a thorough case file, including adequate and clear documentation of your disability. This includes ongoing medical treatment for the conditions causing your disability. Affording healthcare when disabled can be very difficult. Here are some of the disability resources for free and low cost medical services in the Olathe area.
Health Partnership Clinic of Johnson County
7171 West 95th St, # 100,
Overland Park, KS 66212
Swope Health Central
3801 Blue Parkway,
Kansas City, MO 64130
Kansas City Free Health Clinic
Kansas City, MO 64111
Kansas City Free Health Clinic
5119 E 24th Street,
Kansas City, MO 64127
Your Olathe Disability Claim
Relevant and substantial medical documentation in your Olathe disability claim is central to being found eligible for benefits, and an Olathe Social Security Disability attorney can review your case file to ensure your documentation is as thorough and complete as possible. He or she can assist in getting the right medical care and tests performed and can walk you through the entire SSD review process. Additionally, if you are among those applicants who have to file for appeal, an Olathe disability attorney will help prepare you for the hearing and will present your case before the administrative law judge as well.
Olathe disability attorneys charge no fees upfront for their services and are only paid if you receive SSD benefits. To learn more about hiring an Olathe Social Security Disability attorney or to receive a free case evaluation, click here now. (Insert link here)