Experienced Legal Counsel Surrounding Social Security Disability Matters
If you have suffered a disabling injury or have medical conditions that prevent you from working, you may be eligible to file for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits. However, the process is notoriously difficult, cumbersome and confusing, with a high percentage of cases being denied on their first pass.
At Castrodale Law, LLC, we’ve helped those with serious, debilitating injuries obtain Social Security Disability in Ohio for years. Attorney Gloria Castrodale has decades of experience as a workers’ compensation lawyer and has worked closely with the Social Security Administration. Our firm can help you obtain some relief after a serious injury renders you unable to work.
Thorough Representation Throughout The Process
We’ll work with you from the beginning by preparing your application to meet the rigorous standards of the Social Security Administration. We’ll review all the documentation relating to your injury and help obtain the necessary medical documents and affidavits that may be missing.
We can assist with the following:
- SSD and SSI benefits
- Denied Social Security claims
- Children’s and widows’ benefits
- VA disability benefits
If your claim is denied, we’ll advocate for your case at your appeal. The appeals process is no less challenging: we’ll apply for a request for reconsideration. If that’s unsuccessful, we can request a hearing in front of a judge.
The results will depend both on your case and on how well we support your claim. That’s why we’ll work with you to fully document the nature and circumstances of your injury and prove that you’re unable to work.
Social Security Affiliation
We are affiliated with the Columbus Law Firm of Manring & Ferrell, an accomplished and highly regarded Social Security law firm.
Find Answers To Your Social Security Disability Questions
Below is a list of frequently asked Social Security Disability questions.
What are Social Security Disability benefits?
Social Security will pay benefits to people who cannot work because of a medical condition that is expected to last at least one year or ultimately result in death. In order to qualify for SSD there are mandatory work history rules .
What are Supplemental Security Income benefits?
SSI benefits require that you are unable to work because of a medical condition, however, it does not require that you have been employed to qualify for benefits.
Which Benefits do I qualify for?
Depending on your work history you can apply for SSD or SSI. WE can provide you with the guidance and information as to which benefit you should apply for.
Can I work while collecting SSI/SSD?
Depending on your situation and your doctor’s recommendation, once you have successfully completed treatment and your condition has improved, under certain circumstances you may work a limited number of hours.
Can I collect workers’ compensation and Social Security benefits at the same time?
The answer is yes. However, due to specific guidelines in how much you can collect it is better to have an analysis done on your payments so that you are receiving the maximum benefits allowed.
I applied for Social Security benefits because my doctor said I can no longer work, but I have been denied, what do I do next?
Call us to schedule an appointment to discuss the appeals process. Remember you must do this as soon as you receive your denial letter because of the 60 day appeal deadline.
Contact our Springfield office at 937-323-9783, or use the online form to speak with us. We work with co-counsel on Social Security Disability matters so that our clients receive premium representation quickly and efficiently.