Eligibility

Obtaining Social Security Disability benefits can, unfortunately, be a tiring and frustrating process. The process of filing for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can be a long and tedious process, and people are often denied during their first Social Security eligibility hearing.

As experienced Social Security Disability attorneys in Bloomington, Indiana, Greene & Schultz can help you understand the Social Security process and accelerate your application. With years of SSDI experience, we understand how to gather the pertinent information you need to demonstrate why you deserve benefits and help you defend your legal rights to those benefits.

Do You Qualify For SSDI Benefits?

Federal as well as state governments offer Social Security Disability benefits. If you have severe physical or mental disabilities or suffer from a condition that will affect you for at least 12 months or result in death, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits.

Unfortunately, most claimants for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits are denied on their first and even second claims. In fact, it typically takes a court appearance in front of a judge before getting final approval. This can cause delays in receiving benefits by as much as a few years.

To receive government approval, proof is needed that your condition or disability prevents you from working for one year or more. They also need to determine if your condition is listed within their guidelines as well as the possibility of you performing lighter types of work.

Additional factors considered by the Social Security Administration include a claimant's:

  • Age and education level
  • Daily routine and activities
  • Compliance with medical treatment
  • Work experience

Time Is Of The Essence

Unfortunately, Social Security benefits can take a while to get approved. It is important that you get help as soon as possible to make sure you have the money you need to obtain medical care and pay your bills.

Whether you are applying for Social Security benefits for the first time or have already been denied benefits, you can safely trust in the lawyers at Greene & Schultz to help. Call us today at 812-336-4357 to learn how we can help, or send us a message online by filling out this contact form.