Stroke Patients & Social Security Disability Benefits
If you, or someone you love, suffered a stroke, you know that it changes lives forever. The road to recovery can take years, and many times the damage is permanent.
Strokes can affect nearly every part of the body, depending on where the stroke occurs. They can cause major medical complications, including physical disabilities and mental health conditions. Stroke victims often cannot work afterward – for over a year, several years, or forever.
Piles of medical bills from hospital stays and rehabilitation centers, in addition to no paycheck, may mean even more stress and frustration. But, there is the potential for some relief. You or your loved one may be eligible for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits.
The problem is that the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies more than three-quarters of initial applications, even when people are eligible to receive benefits. Don't give up, but you must act quickly. You only have 60 days to file an appeal.
Trust Edgar Snyder & Associates to guide you through the complex Social Security disability system. Whether your claim was denied, or you want help applying for SSD benefits, hiring a lawyer could mean the difference between ultimately getting benefits or not. We're ready to help you.
Not Sure About SSD Benefits and Eligibility?
The SSA uses certain criteria to determine whether a person is eligible for SSD benefits. To be considered "disabled," your medical condition must be severe enough to:
- Prevent you from working full-time
- Have lasted, or is expected to last, for at least one year
- Be life-threatening (especially when diagnosed with other diseases or disorders)
The SSA will review your medical records to learn:
- What type of stroke you had
- The effects the stroke had on your body
- Whether the damage is expected to be permanent or not
- Details about rehabilitation
- Other medical conditions and health risks
You, or your loved one, should see your doctor regularly and follow the prescribed treatment plan. This is critical to increase your chances of being eligible for SSD benefits.
If you haven't worked long enough, or recently enough, to have paid enough into the Social Security system, you may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.
We Win the Majority of SSD Appeals for Our Clients
Since 1982, Edgar Snyder & Associates has helped thousands of people with all types of disabilities get approved for SSD benefits. We uphold the highest standard of client care. At our law firm, we treat you with the respect you deserve.
If the SSA denied your initial application, or you want help applying from the start, we can help. Our experienced attorneys and legal staff will guide you through the process, answer your questions, update you on the progress of your claim or appeal, and take care of the hassles.
We know that dealing with a stroke is very difficult and stressful. If you or your loved one is struggling to make ends meet because of medical bills and being unable to work, rely on our law firm to help you get the SSD benefits you need. We win the majority of claims we appeal for our clients.
If we don't get your claim approved, you won't owe us a penny – we guarantee it.
Get a No Obligation, Free Legal Consultation Today
If the SSA denied your SSD claim, contact Edgar Snyder & Associates right away. Remember, you only have 60 days to file an appeal.
Call 412-394-1000, or fill out the SSD free legal consultation form to get started. There's no obligation to use our services, and our phones answer 24/7.