West Jordan Social Security Disability

West Jordan, Utah is suburb located just south of Salt Lake City. With a population of more than 100,000 people, West Jordan brands itself the “Home of the good neighbor.” The local economy revolves heavily around the manufacturing and retail industries with a significant number of local jobs also being in the education and healthcare sectors.

According to the Social Security Administration (SSA) the number of people listed as beneficiaries of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in West Jordan or of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits in current-payment status rose from 8,120 in December 2009 to nearly 9,000 by December 2010. Individuals who are unable to work due to a “total” disability expected to last for at least twelve months and/or result in death may be eligible to receive SSDI in West Jordan if they earned work credits from a qualifying job. If your payroll checks had federal withholding deductions for Social Security tax (FICA), you can check with your local SSA field office to find out if you have earned enough work credit in the last ten years to qualify for West Jordan social security benefits. Please note that you may still qualify to receive Social Security benefits in West Jordan even if you have not earned enough work credits or were employed in a job not covered by Social Security.

Apply for West Jordan Social Security Disability Benefits

The application process for receiving West Jordan disability benefits can be both labor and time-intensive. Currently, the SSA only approves about 37% of the initial social security claims filed in the state of Utah. The SSA works in conjunction with the Utah Division of Disability Determination Services (DDDS) to review both medical and non-medical documentation and make determinations on disability cases in West Jordan. If the DDDS finds that there is not sufficient medical evidence available to support your disability claim, very often the claim is denied. It really is to your benefit to seek the help of a West Jordan Social Security Disability Attorney early in your SSD case. A disability lawyer will review your documentation and make sure that all forms are completed properly and that the SSA and DDDS receive the information needed to make a fair determination on your West Jordan social security disability case. Your West Jordan disability attorney will interact with the SSA on your behalf and do what can be done to ensure your case runs smoothly. A recent report by the Office of Inspector General for the SSA stated that hiring a disability attorney early in the application process significantly improves your chances of receiving disability benefits.

Even if you have already submitted a West Jordan social security disability application to the SSA, you can still hire an attorney. If you have applied for benefits and your benefits have been denied, you have the right to appeal the decision within 60 days of receiving your denial letter. The need to appeal an SSD decision will inevitably extend an already lengthy process, so whether you are filing a Request for Reconsideration or Request for Disability Hearing, a West Jordan disability lawyer is a necessity. In the state of Utah, around 90% of Reconsideration requests are denied, but over 60% of claimants are awarded disability benefits at the hearing stage.

Listed below are the local Social Security Offices where a West Jordan Social Security applicant can file a claim for disability benefits:

West Jordan Social Security Disability
348 E Winchester St, Suite 100
Murray, UT 84107

175 East 400 South, Suite 500
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

West Jordan Social Security Disability Resources

In order to be awarded disability benefits by the SSA you must produce medical documentation that proves you are unable to work. This can be difficult, if you cannot afford to go to a doctor who can diagnose your condition.

Listed below are free/reduced-cost health clinics located in the West Jordan Area:

Jordan Meadows Medical Center
3354 W 7800 South
West Jordan, UT 84088

8822 S Redwood Rd, Suite E122
West Jordan, UT 84088

Southwest Family Medicine
1575 W 7000 South
West Jordan, UT 84084

West Jordan Family Medicine
6783 S Redwood Rd STE 103
West Jordan, UT 84084

Jordan Landing Clinic
7478 Campus View Dr Ste 100
West Jordan, UT 84084

Your West Jordan Disability Claim

Your West Jordan disability case depends on the contents of your medical files. If you are missing information or otherwise do not have enough evidence to support your disability claim, you will likely not be approved for benefits. Before you even submit that initial claim, make sure you contact a West Jordan Disability attorney. Your attorney will review your claim, guide you in the best course of action for your particular case and file the application and submit documentation on your behalf. As well, if your initial claim is denied, your West Jordan SSD attorney will represent you throughout the appeals process.

The initial consultation with a disability lawyer is free and you will only have to pay if your attorney wins your case for you. To learn more about hiring a Social Security attorney or to request a free evaluation of your case, click here.