Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Social Security Disability Lawyer in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Let a Eau Claire Disability Attorney Help you File for Disability BenefitsSocial security disability (SSD) and supplemental security income (SSI) benefits are a right to anyone who has worked, paid taxes into the social security disability fund and are determined by government standards to be disabled and cannot work a full-time job. However, going through the process to receive disability benefits is a long and often confusing process that many people find too difficult to achieve on their own. That is why many people are choosing to seek the help of a qualified social security disability attorney to help them win the benefits they need to replace their lost income.
With an experienced social security disability attorney at your disposal, your chances of filing a successful disability claim are greatly increased. Their knowledge of social security disability law can help them write letters and create a narrative that can sway the decision of a judge or administrator. In the event that you need to file an appeal or appear before a judge for a hearing, your disability advocate can prepare you or any witnesses to give persuasive testimony. Meanwhile, you will not have to pay your lawyer anything unless your win your case.
To apply for Social Security disability benefits in Eau Claire, contact your local Social Security Administration office at:
Eau Claire, WI 54701-7751
This office also serves clients in Altoona, Fall Creek, Elk Mound, Rock Falls, Chippewa Falls and surrounding areas.
According to local legend, the city of Eau Claire got its name from French explorers who traveled down the rain-muddied Chippewa River and when they reached the Eau Claire River exclaimed “Voici l'eau claire!” (Here is clear water!). The name stuck and today the phrase is the city motto and appears on the city seal. Eau Claire is the seat of Eau Claire County which is home to more than 13,000 people with disabilities , many of whom may be able to apply for disability benefits.
While there is not a set standard for how disabled a person has to be in order to receive social security disability benefits, it does have to be severe enough to have prevented them for working for twelve months or more. Beyond that, several factors will be considered, including the age of the applicant and their previous occupation. In most circumstances, an older worker who is closer to retirement age is more likely to be granted disability benefits. However there is a burden on the applicant to prove that their injury or illness will not allow them to return to their previous job or a similar one.
Before you decide to file an SSD or SSI application, be sure to talk with your doctor and get an opinion on if you have a strong case. You are free to seek a second opinion if you disagree with your physician's initial diagnosis. Keep in mind that having detailed medical records is an important part of your disability claim so you would be wise to have regular doctors visits. For many people with a disability who are unable to work, the cost of medical treatment is often prohibitive. In those cases, there are free and low cost medical centers that you can visit for documentation of your condition.
Free or Reduced Cost Medical Care
421 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54702
Open Door Clinic
130 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
2655 County Hwy 1
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
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