Connecticut Social Security Disability Lawyer
Legal Guidance for Obtaining Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
The process for determining disability under SSI is the same as under SSDI. If you are seeking SSI benefits, whether at the initial level, hearing level, or appeals level, give us a call. We can help you obtain the benefits you need.
If you or a loved one are disabled and need to file a claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits in Connecticut, you might not know where to start. Fortunately, the highly skilled Connecticut Social Security disability attorneys at Morrissey, Morrissey & Rydzik, LLC can help.
How We Can Help
We are here to provide the guidance and representation you deserve whether you need us to help:
- File your initial claim
- Assist you in an appeal
- Or represent you at the District Court
You earned your disability benefits through years of hard work—let our team of Connecticut social security disability lawyers at Morrissey, Morrissey & Rydzik, LLC help you obtain the benefits to which you are entitled. Give us a call to discuss your disability case. The consultation is free, and we will never charge you for anything until you win your case.
Who Is Eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits in Connecticut?
Those who can no longer work due to a disability are eligible for SSDI benefits. To qualify, you must have worked long enough to accrue enough work credits.
To qualify for disability benefits, you must also meet the following requirements:
- You are unable to perform gainful work because of a medical condition that is expected to last at least one year or result in death.
- You have a qualifying condition that is on the Social Security Administration’s (SSA)list of conditions. If yours is not specifically on the list, it must meet their definition of a disability and they will decide if it is equal to another condition on the list.
- You are under the full retirement age.
- You do not have a partial or short-term disability.
If you are unsure if you qualify, reach out to a Connecticut social security disability lawyer at Morrissey, Morrissey & Rydzik, LLC. We are happy to help you with your application.
How Are SSDI Applications Evaluated?
There is a typically 5-step process when it comes to evaluating an application for social security disability insurance.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) will check the following:
- If you are currently working - if so, your wages must fall under a certain amount to be eligible for SSDI.
- Whether your condition is severe or not - your condition must affect your ability to perform your work-related duties.
- If your condition is listed in the SSA Blue Book - this is a list of qualifying conditions
- Can you perform the work that you did before? Your condition must stop you from being able to do any of the work you did previous to your condition.
- Can you do other types of work? The SSA will determine if you are able to perform other types of work.
Why Is Getting Disability in Connecticut So Difficult?
The process of obtaining disability benefits in Connecticut can be frustrating and difficult due to the numerous stages of the process you must go through. This includes applying for benefits, submitting medical records and attending hearings before an administrative law judge. Additionally, a decision from the administrative law judge may not always be favorable for you, making it even harder to get the benefits you need. If you are dealing with an unfavorable decision from the administrative law judge, a CT social security disability attorney can help. The team at Morrissey, Morrissey & Rydzik, LLC has experience handling these types of cases and will fight for your disability rights. Contact us today for help obtaining Connecticut disability benefits.
What If My SSDI Application Was Denied?
If you submitted a social security disability application for disability benefits and have been denied, you are in good company. Most claims are denied at the initial step.
Most applicants are required to complete the next step, which is to request a hearing before an administrative law judge. Our attorneys can help you complete the appeals process so that you have a much better chance of having your application approved the second time around.
If you have already been in front of an administrative law judge and received an unfavorable decision, you are not alone. You can appeal the hearing decision too. Do not hesitate to reach out to our team of skilled social security disability lawyers.
If you have been denied by the appeals council, you can appeal its decision to the United States District Court, and as always, our firm can fight for you.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to our firm for the help you deserve. All initial consultations are completely confidential and free of charge, so there is no risk in giving us a call to discuss your unique case today.
Skilled Legal Guidance to Get You the Help You Need
At Morrissey, Morriessy & Rydzik, LLC, we practice Social Security disability and SSI representation in the state of Connecticut. We can help you file a new claim or handle an existing claim at any stage in the process.
If your case goes to a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge, our social security disability lawyers in CT can represent you at that hearing. If you need to file an appeal to the United States District Court, our attorneys can file your appeal for you and represent you at court.
If you have tried filing your claim on your own, you know how complex and confusing the system can be, and how difficult it can be to get the benefits you are entitled to.
When you are struggling with a disability, the last thing you need is the added burden of dealing with the overwhelming bureaucracy of the system. Our experienced staff and Connecticut social security disability lawyers all understand the system and can cut through the red tape for you.
This firm is amazing!- Anonymous
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This is an outstanding practice that I would recommend to anyone.- Lisa C.
The staff in the office represented her office well because they always went above and beyond to help me just as Attorney Rydzic did.- Lisa C.
He has improved my quality of life by the outstanding job he does making my life easier and relieving the burden of dealing with workers comp.- Cassidy R.