Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Let a Cedar Rapids Disability Attorney Help you File for Disability BenefitsLiving with a disability can be a daily struggle. Every year, there are Americans that are forced to leave their jobs by the thousands because they are suffering from a serious illness or injury that has impaired their ability to work. For a large number of those workers and their families, the disability benefits offered by the Social Security Administration are a lifeline to help them replace their lost income and make ends meet. These benefits are not a handout. They act as an insurance policy to help anyone suffering from a disability. If you have paid taxes into the social security disability fund, you have a right to that money if you are determined to be disabled.
Applying for social security disability (SSD) or supplemental security income (SSI) benefits is not extraordinarily difficult and can be done by the average person. However, completing the process to get your benefits is usually more than most people can achieve on their own. That is why many people are turning to social security disability benefits lawyers for help. Having a trained SSD/SSI attorney can significantly increase your chances of winning your case by helping you avoid many of the pitfalls that a person would encounter trying to apply on their own.
To apply for Social Security disability benefits in Cedar Rapids, contact your local Social Security Administration office at:
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-1422
Nicknamed The City of Five Seasons, Cedar Rapids is the second largest city in Iowa. It also has the distinction of being one of the few cities in the world that has its government offices on a municipal island (Mays Island on the Cedar River is home to City Hall and the County Courthouse). But in Cedar Rapids and surrounding Linn County, there are more than 26,000 people who have a disability . There could be a number of them that could benefit from social security disability payments.
It is not necessary to be permanently disabled to receive SSD or SSI benefits. To be eligible, you must not have worked for at least the last twelve months and prove to the SSA's satisfaction that you are disabled. Part of that determination is made based on your age, your condition and your previous occupation. Someone who works an office job that suffers a knee injury is less likely to have their claim accepted versus a person with the same injury that works in construction or another job that would keep them on their feet all day.
Make sure that you have open lines of communication with your doctor before you decide to file for disability benefits. Your physician can give you their opinion of if you really disabled. They can also write a letter to add to your file that could strengthen your case. Be aware that your disability benefits lawyer can help craft a letter that could sway the final decision of a judge or administrator. It is also important to note that cost should not be an issue for either an attorney or a doctor. Most SSD/SSI advocates do not get paid unless you win your case and they can help you find low cost or free medical centers that can assist you with treatment.
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