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The Lawyer Who Cares Enough to Fight for Your Rights

My grandma lived through the depression raising my father and four siblings on a hard scrabble Missouri farm. They didn't have much but no hungry soul was turned away. I learned from her that a helping hand can transform lives. I have dedicated my life to helping the sick and injured get the social security benefits they so desperately need. Let me help you get the monthly income and health insurance benefits you deserve. There are no legal fees unless and until you win.


Application Process

Do You Qualify for Disability?

The first step in the Social Security application process is determining whether you are eligible to apply for SSDI or SSI benefits based on the qualification criteria and strict definition of disability provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA).For detailed information on eligibility requirements and SSA definitions of disability, please complete the free disability evaluation.

How to Apply for Disability

You can submit your initial stage application for Social Security disability benefits to the SSA online, over the phone, or in person at your local SSA office. However, you cannot submit an SSI application online at this time. Unfortunately, due to the tremendous volume of applications received by the SSA, denial rates at this stage of application are well over 60%. It is therefore advisable to contact me before submitting your initial application so I can assist you in getting it right from day #1, please complete the free disability evaluation.

Where to Apply: SSA Offices by Region

In addition to its national headquarters in Woodlawn, Maryland, the Social Security Administration operates 10 regional offices overseeing 1300 field offices and 37 tele-service centers. At Cornell Disability Law we serve clients in Hearing Offices throughout the Midwest. For detailed information on where to apply, please complete the free disability evaluation.

If You Are Denied Social Security Benefits…

If you are denied Social Security benefits, it isn't the end of the line. The Social Security application process has several built-in levels of appeal, any of which can overturn the initial decision and give you the benefits to which you are entitled, for my help with this, please complete the free disability evaluation.