Determined Attorneys Advocate for Disabled Clients

Committed legal counselors handle Social Security Disability claims and appeals

Unfortunately, more than half of Social Security Disability claims are denied each year. Whether you are filing for the first time or appealing a negative decision, Nixon Disability Law can help you. When you’ve worked hard throughout your life, paid into the Social Security system and have become disabled but are denied the financial assistance you need, an accomplished attorney can significantly improve the chance of your claim being approved. We have a combined 50 years of legal experience that we put to work on every case we handle. Additionally, as a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives, our law firm’s founder has strategic insight into this area of the law that can benefit your claim. We serve residents throughout the states of Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, New York, New Jersey & Tennessee.

Experienced advisers aid people in understanding if they qualify for SSDI

To qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, you must have paid Social Security taxes throughout your employment and worked long enough to earn the necessary number of work credits, which varies based on age and other factors. Your disability must also leave you unable to work for more than a year. For those who are disabled, blind or elderly with very limited resources, you may be able to get help through the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, which is administered by Social Security but does not have the work credit requirements that SSDI has. We will review your circumstances to help you understand your eligibility options.  

Knowledgeable lawyers help people prepare claims for initial review

Claim denials often happen because enough medical evidence to prove disabilities isn’t supplied. To have the best chance of an initial claim being approved, your disability application should include detailed doctor and other medical records. It should also include a thorough description of how your disability affects your life and doesn’t allow you to work. Our attorneys will help you prepare your claim for initial review by ensuring you have all the needed evidence and filling out and filing the paperwork for you.  

Dedicated counselors advise claimants during the appeals process

If your initial disability claim is denied, you generally have 60 days to appeal the decision. The appeal levels include:

  • Reconsideration by someone new to your claim
  • A hearing before an administrative law judge
  • A review by the Social Security Appeals Council
  • A civil law suit in federal court

Our accomplished lawyers will be with you through every potential step in the appeals process. We will examine why you were denied, determine what additional evidence you may need for approval and be at your side in a hearing or in court.

Contact our reliable Social Security disability lawyers for filing assistance

Nixon Disability Law advises and assists United States residents in filing and appealing Social Security disability claims. To schedule a free consultation, call our firm at 866-586-6341 or contact us online.