Saturday, December 28, 2013

Cincinnati Social Security Disability Lawyer Answers Do I Qualify For Benefits Made Easy Web Site

As a Cincinnati social security disability lawyer for over 32 years I know ill or injured people that can not work want to know if they qualify for social security disability benefits, so I created You can go to that site and answer 5 simple questions and receive a free claim evaluation over the phone to help you determine if it is worth you time to file a disability application.

The social security terms can be confusing. You here about SSI , supplemental security income, as well as SSDI social security disability income and wonder what is the difference. We have answers for you at our new web site. The domain name is social security disability assist. We have styled the title Social Security disability lawyers Cincinnati & Ohio because we want to serve the Ohio population and particularly the Cincinnati population.

Although the social security administration is a national program there is local knowledge involved when dealing with the administrative law judges and the vocational experts they hire . These experts can sink your claim. So it is helpful to have a local lawyer that meets with you , helps you with your application and follows and guides as well as prepares your case every step of the way.

Qualifying For Benefits Does Not Mean You Will Win Your Social Security Claim

There are certain criteria that you will learn that you need to meet to qualify for social security disability income or supplemental security income. For example the durational requirement. How long must you be unable to perform substantial gainful employment? We explain this and many other questions in easy to understand words. 

What Steps You Should Take Right Now

So how do you find out if you qualify . And just as, or even more importantly, how do you put your disability application forward so you have the best chance of winning.? There are certain things you need to bring in as evidence that are critical. There are literally hundreds of things that can impact your claim. But we said we were trying to make this simple. So here are the steps we suggest after representing disabled for over 32 years.

1. Click on this link Cincinnati Ohio Social Security Disability Attorney Anthony Castelli. This will take you to the place where you can answer the 5 questions that will help us determine if you qualify for disability. By doing so you are agreeing that you want us to contact you so we can discuss your claim and answer your questions

2. If we decide in our opinion that you qualify, we will also make a second decision whether we think we can help you win your claim. If so, we will gladly help you if you decide to hire us to represent you.

3. We will then meet with you to get to know you and you life story so we can represent you to the best of our ability.

What if You have Already Been Denied 

If you have already been denied you need to act fast . The time is running for you to appeal .We can help you there if we take your claim .Social security denies deserving people. Over the years we have won many more cases than we have lost even after an initial denial. So a denial does not scare us or bother us. But you must act quickly.

You Can Afford a Social Security Disabiltiy Lawyer

Just click on the link above if you are worried about how you will pay us. I believe your worries will be eliminated by reading how we get paid. No money down. No hourly bills. With your financial future at stake it's time to see if you qualify for social security disability and find out if our 32 years experience of results can help you secure your future. 

By Anthony Castelli Attorney
Cincinnati Ohio
Also representing disabled in Columbus and Dayton
513-621-2345 Free consultation

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Cincinnati SSDI Attorney Help On How Are Claims Won

Winning a SSDI claim, otherwise known as a social security disability insurance claim, is not easy. There has been much recent negative publicity about social security claimants getting on social security disability rolls without just cause. As a Ohio lawyer practicing social security law as well as personal injury I'm here to tell you that it is not easy to get social security disability benefits.

People with wonderful work, record well into their 50's, making over $75,000 do not just quit their job to get a paultry $2400 a month benefit. ( This amount of benefit is based on what you paid into the system.) Workers are buying disability benefits by paying into social security.

Do You Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits

Many people think that there is partial social security. Or that that only requirement is that they can not perform their job. There are quite a few variables to go into the determination if you qualify for benefits. And this is not the same as winning benefits for the inability to work. Now you can answer five questions and an attorney will call you to help you to determine free of charge if you qualify for social security disability benefits. If you qualify then the law firm of Anthony Castelli will be happy to help you decide if you have a chance of winning your claim and will represent you on a contingency fee basis.

 How To Get Critical Social Security Disability Evidence

Watch this video to get critical social security evidence. Then go to the description in the youtube video and click on the link to get the pdf download.

What To Do If You Get Denied SSDI  Benefits 

The most critical thing to do if you get denied ssdi or ssi benefits is to file a timely appeal. In most cases you have 6o days to do so. In that time consult with a social security disability lawyer like Anthony Casteli if you are in Ohio. It will not cost you anything to speak with him about your claim. 

Anthony Castelli Attorney
8170 Corporate Park Drive Suite 220
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
513-621-2345 or toll free 1-800-447-6549
Member of NOSSCR National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives

Friday, June 21, 2013

Winning Social Security Disabilty Claims Strategy

Winning a Social security disability claim is not easy for most people. The rate of denials is growing even higher. The best thing to do is know  the the Social security rules and regulations and try to gather evidence that fits in those parameters.

This also means that  you should not stop at the first denial. Instead, if you get denied, timely consult an experienced social security disability lawyer who can advise you if they will take your case. 

Most lawyers do not step in until there has been a denial and many make a good living out of winning claims at the administrative law judge level. This is the first time in the process that a SSI or SSDI claimant gets to tell their story in front of a Judge. 

The Five Step Evaluation Process for SSDI and SSI

The Social Security act mandates a five step process that must be followed. If it can be found that a person is or is not disabled in the sequence the review continues until a result of disabled or not disabled is determined.

1. The first step is to determine whether the claimant is performing substantial gainful activity. (1)

The work must be gainful as well as substantial. Work is substantial if it involves significant mental or physical activity or both. It is gainful if it is work performed for pay or profit or both or is generally done 

For the year 2013 for disability other than blindness gross earnings of $1040 per month is considered SGA. 

So if you are only able to work a little bit and are making less than $1040 per month you can go on to the next step. However, your chances of getting you disability claim allowed are better if you are unable to work at all.

2. You have a medically determinable impairment that is "severe."

Your impairment is severe if it significantly limits your ability to walk, lift, stand, sit, bend, concentrate, attend work on a regular bassis week in and week out. ( If you will miss 3 days a month most vocational experts will say you can not maintan a job)

If you impairment is severe you go to the next step to see if you are disabled.

3. Do you meet or equal a listing of impaiments?

If you meet or equal a listing then you are disabled at this step. There are 14 listing of impairments from musculoskeletal to mental.  If you do not meet or equal a listing you go to the next step.

4. Do you have the capacitiy and ability to do your past relevant work that you had performed within the last 15 years?

At this step it must be determined what your residual functional capacity is . This is your physical and mental ability to do work on a sustained basis despite limitation from your  impairment(s). If you can  do your past work you lose. If you can not do your past work you go to step 5.

5. Here it must be determined whether the person applying for social security disability benfits can do other work on a sustained basis considering the residual functional capacity, the age, education and work experience of the person.  

If you can not do other work and you inability to do so has last for one full year or will expect to last for one full year you will be found disabled.

A simple way to understand this is by age and prior work exertion and skill level. For example , if you are 50 or over and your prior work was light, which mean you lifted up to 20 pounds and were on your feet most of the time and now you can only do an unskilled sit down job, the Social Security Administratio should find you disabled. 

However if you or under 50 or your prior work was sedentary, you must prove you can not even do a job where you can sit most of the  time and do not have to lift over 10 lbs or one where you could alternate between sitting and standing for 8 hours.

There are hundreds of other nuances to Social Security Disability SSDI or Supplemental Security Income SSI . This is just the basic framework for decision making in every claim.

You  may reach Anthony Castelli for a Free Claim evaluation at 1-800-447-6549 or locally in Cincinnati at 513-621-2345