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Call us or email questions. We know about:
- Compassionate Allowances
- Dire Need
- Trial Work Periods
- Child Benefits: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for a child with disabilities and benefits for your minor children off your Social Security Disability benefits. Read More HERE.
- Substantial Gainful Activity
- Disabled Widow Benefits
- How to Qualify for Social Security Disability
- Title II vs Title XVI. Read More HERE.
- Why is my mail from Disability Determination Services? Is this SSA?
- Closed Benefit Period
- Medical Reviews
- Reopening Prior Claims
- Concurrent Claims; Why is this a good thing?
- Interim Assistance Agreements and General Assistance
- Ticket To Work
You are trusting us with your Social Security number and private medical information. We will not violate that trust.
We recommend most people do NOT hire a lawyer right away when they apply for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). You may be one of the 30% who get approved at Application. We will happily give you free advice on completing the Social Security Administration's (SSA) online and paper forms.
We do recommend hiring us when you first apply if your medical problems include traumatic brain injury, a severe learning disorder, overwhelming depression and anxiety or are not literate in English. If your memory is so bad or your depression is so severe, you will not fill out Social Security's forms by their deadlines or will not fill them out completely and tell your whole story, then you need our help at the beginning.
I am an experienced disability lawyer. I can help.
Note: if you are frustrated with the long wait for a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge, you are not alone. Congress and the Social Security Administration are calling it a "historic back log" . You can go online and see a nationwide list of each hearing office and how far behind they are. Fargo and Minneapolis are in better shape than many other parts of the country. Right now you will be waiting at least a full year from the time you ask for a hearing and the time it is scheduled.