Ohio Social Security Disability

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Ohio Social Security Disability

Cleveland Ohio Social Security Disability Lawyer

Social Security Disability benefits are designed to provide financial assistance to individuals who are unable to work due to a disability. Eligibility for these benefits is determined by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and varies based on several factors. In Ohio, eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits is determined based on the below criteria.

If you are looking for help in Cleveland, you’ll need a Social Security disability attorney with years of experience… and that’s me! I will help prove your long term disability needs more than a supplemental security income. I know the law, I know with the system, and I’ve helped many, many clients receive their social security disability income benefits. Call me today, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Who is Eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits in Ohio?

To be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits in Ohio, you must meet the following requirements:

You must have worked jobs covered by Social Security

A job that is covered by Social Security in Ohio is where the employee pays into the Social Security system through their earnings.

You must have a medical condition that qualifies for social security disability. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Certain Types of Cancer – esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, brain cancer, inflammatory breast cancer, liver cancer, and pancreatic cancer. Also, salivary cancers, sinonasal cancer, any small cell cancer, and thyroid cancer

  • Immune System Disorders – bacterial infections, fungal infections, protozoan infections, helminthic infections, viral infections, malignant neoplasms, non-responsive ulcerations or lesions. Sometimes motor or cognitive dysfunction, wasting syndrome, sinusitis, sepsis, endocarditis, and meningitis

  • Neurological Disorders  – epilepsy, vascular insult to the brain, benign brain tumors, Parkinsonian syndrome, cerebral palsy, spinal cord disorders, multiple sclerosis

You must be unable to work for a year or more because of a disability

Social Security does not provide temporary or partial disability benefits like workers’ compensation. Therefore, someone does not qualify for Social Security Disability benefits unless they have a medical condition that prevents them from working for a year or more.

If you meet these requirements, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits in Ohio. However, it’s important to note that eligibility for these benefits is determined on a case-by-case basis. Not everyone who applies for Social Security Disability Benefits will be approved. Keeping an informed log of your medical records for your personal injury is critical. Your social security disability case depends on it.

I have been a Social Security Disability attorney for more than 40 years – fighting for my clients’ supplemental security income. To receive Social Security Disability Benefits in Cleveland, Oh, you need my legal representation. Call me to discuss your claim!

Who is Qualified to Receive Social Security Insurance in Ohio?

In Ohio, the eligibility requirements for Social Security Insurance (SSI) are similar to those for Social Security Disability. To qualify for SSI in Ohio, you must:

Meet the SSA’s definition of disabled

  • You are unable to perform the work that you did before

  • You are unable to adjust to other types of work due to your medical condition(s)

  • Your disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or to result in death

It’s important to note that the Social Security Administration’s definition of disability is different from other programs. Social Security only pays for total disability, and benefits are not payable for partial disability or short-term disability.

Be a U.S. citizen or qualified alien

US Citizen

An individual who is a citizen or national of the United States is considered a US citizen for the purpose of Social Security eligibility

Qualified Alien

An individual who is not a US citizen may be considered a qualified alien if they are in one of the following categories:

  • Lawful permanent residents (LPRs)

  • Refugees admitted to the United States under section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)

  • Asylees granted asylum under section 208 of the INA

  • Cuban/Haitian entrants

  • Certain battered non-citizens and their children and parents

Be an Ohio resident


Have limited income and resources

Limited resources, also known as assets, include things that an individual owns, such as property, cash, and stocks. The exact amount of limited income and resources required to qualify for disability benefits depends on the specific program and situation.

If you meet these requirements, you may be eligible for SSI benefits in Ohio. Again, it’s important to note that eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis, and not everyone who applies will be approved.

Why a Disability Claim May Be Denied and What to Do if Your Claim is Denied

There are several reasons why a disability claim may be denied in Ohio. These include:

Lack of medical evidence to support your disability claim

The Social Security Administration needs your medical records. Insufficient medical evidence means that the claimant did not provide enough medical documentation to prove that they have a qualifying disability. Social security disability lawyers like me know your claim will not be heard without sufficient medical information. Give me a call for a free consultation, and let’s make sure we have all pertinent medical information necessary to file your claim.

Failure to follow prescribed treatment for your condition

Social Security disability attorneys have had their clients’ benefits denied. The Social Security Administration can deny benefits for noncompliance only after considering whether the individual had a good reason for refusing treatment. Some examples of valid reasons include, not being able to afford the treatment and the side effects of a prescribed medication are worse than the symptoms. Also, you may have a debilitating fear of a recommended surgery.

Earning too much income

If you are working and earning above a certain limit considered “substantial gainful activity” (SGA) when you apply for Social Security Disability Income, you may be denied benefits.

Filing an incomplete or inaccurate application

Social security disability lawyers have experience with all of the necessary paperwork. Before filing your claim, give me a call and I’ll review your paperwork, or we can review it together. There is no excuse for being denied Social Security Disability income for incomplete paperwork!

If your claim is denied, you have the right to appeal the decision. The appeals process can be complex, and this is why it is essential and highly recommended to work with me, an experienced Ohio Social Security lawyer to help you navigate the legal system.

Call me, because I am an experienced Ohio Social Security Lawyer

Navigating the Social Security Disability application process can be complicated and overwhelming, especially if your claim has been denied. An experienced Ohio social security lawyer can help you understand your legal rights and options. I can provide invaluable assistance in gathering and presenting the medical evidence needed to support your claim.

Additionally, a Social Security lawyer can help you navigate the appeals process if your claim is denied. This affords you the best possible chance of obtaining the benefits you absolutely deserve. With my help as an experienced Ohio Social Security lawyer, you can focus on your health and well-being, knowing that your legal rights are being protected.

Call me today to discuss your Social Security Disability claim free of charge, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®


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04:44 09 Oct 20
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01:13 30 Jun 20
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