Social Security pays disability benefits if a physical or mental condition prevents you from working.
But many deserving people are denied.
I’m Tom Bothwell.
If you were denied, don’t assume the government must be right. I’ve helped more people win Social Security Disability benefits than any other attorney in Central Washington.
Bad health has hit you hard. You can’t work like you once did. Now you’re worried about money and survival.
You never thought you’d be unable to work and have to rely on Social Security Disability benefits.
But this isn’t just about benefits. It’s about your life. It’s about getting some stability so you can move past a difficult time.
Social Security Disability (SSD) provides monthly checks to help you through. This is an insurance program you paid for out of your paychecks when you worked.
But Social Security doesn’t award benefits easily. It takes a lot of work, filling out long applications, waiting — and very often getting denied and having to appeal.
Social Security has some basic conditions to qualify for disability benefits:
To apply for Social Security Disability benefits, you’ll need to fill out a lot of forms, provide records of your health problems and provide a summary of your work history.
You need to make sure your application is:
An experienced lawyer makes sure you have all these points covered.
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It feels terrible to get denied for Social Security Disability benefits.
But you shouldn’t panic. Most people get denied on their first try. Appeals are often when people win benefits.
Keep this in mind when you need to appeal:
Social Security’s own numbers have shown that if you don’t have a professional representative, you’re more likely to be declined benefits.Get Help Now! »
I hired Mr. Bothwell to handle my Social Security case, and it was a great learning process for me. He helped me be very prepared for my hearing, and he was really on it when it came to dealing with the judge. I don't think I would have won without him.”