Social Security Disability
Madison Social Security Disability Attorneys
If you are unable to work due to a physical or mental disability, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits. If your disability was caused by a work injury, SSDI may provide benefits above and beyond what you are entitled to from workers' compensation.
At the law firm of Stafford, Neal & Soule, S.C., our Madison Social Security Disability lawyers help people with disabilities – work-related and otherwise – apply for SSDI benefits and appeal claims that have been denied. For a free consultation with an experienced attorney, contact us today.
Helping Clients Prove Their Eligibility for Benefits
Disability benefits from the U.S. government are provided through two federal programs. Both are overseen by the Social Security Administration, the application processes for both are virtually identical, and both rely on the same criteria for whether someone is disabled.
- Social Security Disability insurance: This program provides disability benefits to people who have qualified by working and paying into the Social Security system for sufficient and recent time periods. Benefits are also available for qualified workers' widows, widowers and children.
- Supplemental Security Income: This program provides more financially limited benefits for the basic needs of people who have become disabled. These benefits are only available to those having both limited income and limited assets.
In order to receive benefits for your disability, you will need to prove that it is severe enough to prevent you from working. Many applications for SSDI benefits are denied, but many people whose claims are denied are able to get those decisions reversed through a hearing process.
Providing Skilled Guidance Through the Social Security Process
You can file an SSDI claim the moment you become disabled to the point where you are not able to work. You do not need to be permanently disabled in order to get benefits. Your disability only needs to prevent you from working for a significant period of time.
You should not delay in filing a claim. A delay may disqualify you, and in any case, the process can be quite lengthy, so it is best to start as soon as possible. Our attorneys can help you file a claim or appeal a denied claim. Call us at 608-251-6045 or send us an email to learn more.