Social Security Disability

The Social Security system provides a monthly disability check to certain individuals who have worked long enough under the Social Security system and are totally disabled as per the definition in the Social Security Act. The disability must last or be expected to last at least 12 months or to result in death.

The Social Security Act defines "disability" as "inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months.





If you are not able to work (disabled) you should consider filing a claim for Social Security Disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income benefits. Remember, the disability must be total and expected to last at least 12 months or to result in death. If you can't decide if you would qualify, you should seek the opinion of an attorney. Attorneys Jan Fisher and Mitch Wulfekoetter would be happy to give you a free legal consultation. You can reach them by phone at (785) 233-2323.

Remember, you have only 60 days to file an appeal of a denial. If you are denied, do not give up. A large percentage of applicants are denied early in the process but are awarded benefits later on in the appeals process. The process of appealing is not necessarily complicated, however, it is suggested that if you need to appeal your case, you should seek consultation with a qualified attorney. If you have been denied, it likely means that the issue of disability is not clear cut and it may require representation by an attorney to properly appeal your claim and ultimately prove your disability.

If you would like to schedule a initial consultation contact an Kansas social security disability attorney, representing clients in Overland Park at McCullough, Wareheim & LaBunker, P.A. Give us a call at (785) 233-2362 or complete our inquiry form.

Attorneys Jan Fisher and Mitch Wulfekoetter are compassionate about your injuries and understand the importance of your disability claim. During the initial free legal consultation, Jan and Mitch provide an explanation of the process involved in your claim, what you must prove, how you go about proving it and an evaluation of your specific situation. Jan and Mitch also answer any questions you have. Feel free to call Jan or Mitch at (785)233-2323.

On behalf of McCULLOUGH, WAREHEIM & LaBUNKER, P.A. we hope this material will be of benefit to you in answering your questions relative to social security disability. Contact one of our SSD claims lawyers representing clients in Overland Park, Kansas (and throughout the State of Kansas) today to schedule a free consult on your file.


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