We even help our clients file their SSDI applications with no up front cost.
Our Company Offers
Our team will work tirelessly to get you your disability benefits. We will help you through every stage of the application process. We will ensure your application is properly filed with the Social Security Administration. We will help you with the forms that are required as part of the application process. We will only receive a fee if your application is approved. With our help, you can focus on taking care of yourself and we will take care of your disability claim. At the National Disability Group, we will work hard for you.
What Sets Us Apart?
We can file your application. Once your application is filed, we will help you with all of the various forms and letters that the Social Security Administration will send to you. This includes explaining the forms and submitting the forms. Our goal is to help you obtain your disability benefits. When you are approved, and only then, will we receive a fee.
We are ready to help you!
Having a disability is difficult. Dealing with the complexities of disability forms and the disability process compounds that difficulty. People who have assistance with their pursuit of disability benefits are much more likely to be successful. The National Disability Group’s SSDI Help Team will fight to help you get the benefits you deserve and take the pressure off of you by professionally preparing your forms and walking you through the process every step of the way.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Social Security Administration generally takes 3-5 months to make a decision. It can take longer if the Administration has difficulty obtaining your medical records. In addition, some Social Security Administration offices have a back log of cases which can also contribute to a delay in receiving a decision. Once your application is submitted, the Social Security Administration will collect information from you about your work history, your activities of daily living, and your medical providers. They will collect this information from the forms you complete. We can help you complete those forms and return them to the Administration.
Jennifer Jancicka is the supervising attorney. She has been practicing in the field of disability law for the past 15 years. Ms. Jancicka and our staff of case managers will work diligently to get your application for disability benefits approved.
You may be able to work even while your application for disability insurance benefits is pending. In order to be eligible for Social Security Disability insurance benefits, you need to have at least 12 months of no full-time work activity, i.e. work that is not substantial and gainful. For the year 2020, work activity is considered substantial and gainful if you earn $1260 (gross income) per month. You have an obligation to report all work activity to the Social Security Administration. If you have at least 12 months of no full-time work activity, then you can try to work while your application for disability benefits is pending if you earn less than $1260 per month (in 2020).
You may also be able to work while your application for Supplemental Security Income payments is pending. But your income from work activity will reduce the amount of your Supplemental Security Income payment. The Social Security Administration does not count the first $85.00 of your income from work activity. Any income after that first $85.00, is then considered to see if you still qualify financially for these payments. In 2020, SSI payments is $783 for an eligible individual and $1,175 for an eligible individual with an eligible spouse. Although your work income will reduce your disability payment, you may still be eligible for Medicaid.
If your application is denied for medical reasons, we will appeal. We will continue to represent you through and including the hearing level. Our team will contact your medical providers to obtain medical opinions in support of your application for disability benefits. We will continue to help you complete forms that the Social Security Administration requires and respond to their requests for information. With our help, you can be confident that your appeal and other documents are submitted in a timely manner to the Social Security Administration.
Your disability benefit amount is based on your average covered earnings over a period of years, known as your average indexed monthly earnings (AIME). Using this information, the Social Security Administration then applies a formula to calculate your primary insurance amount (PIA). This primary insurance amount is your disability benefit. We do not have your primary insurance amount on file, but you can obtain that information by calling the Social Security Administration directly and asking them.
Once you are approved for Social Security disability benefits, the Social Security Administration will send us our fee. Our fee is 25% of your back benefits or $6,000.00, whichever amount is less. The Social Security Administration will send you a notice of award and it will include information about our fee.
Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits (SSDIB) are payable to people who are disabled, meaning they are incapable of performing full-time work on a sustained basis due to severe medical conditions that have lasted or are expected to last at least 12 months or result in death. Generally, to be eligible for Social Security disability insurance benefits, you had to have worked for the past ten years with sufficient earnings to earn credits to be insured for such benefits.
Supplemental Security Income payments is another disability program under the Social Security Act. There are two requirements for the receipt of these payments. One, you must be disabled. The Social Security Administration defines disabled as a person who is incapable of performing full-time work on a sustained basis due to severe medical conditions that have lasted or are expected to last at least 12 months or result in death. Second, you must meet the financial criteria. The Social Security Administration will consider your assets and income to see if you qualify financially. Typically, a person receiving food stamps or state assistance will qualify financially.
Social Security Retirement Benefits is another program under the Social Security Act. A person can apply for retirement benefits if when they worked they paid Social Security taxes and earned sufficient credits. The number of credits required depends upon the year they were born. You can apply for retirement benefits while your application for disability insurance benefits is pending. You can contact your local Social Security office for more information about retirement benefits.
Unfortunately, the Social Security Administration does not give much weight to these records in making their decision. They can be helpful to your claim, just not as helpful as medical records from an MD or PhD.