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Applying for SSD in Iowa

Get Help Obtaining the Benefits You Deserve

Do you need help applying for SSD? Social Security Disability Attorney Hugh Field has decades of experience guiding clients through the application process. We provide legal representation in all phases of the process, from working with you on the initial application to assisting with an appeal, if your claim is denied.

The SSD Application Process

The Social Security Administration uses a complicated process to determine eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits. When a disability claim is evaluated by the SSA, a specific process is followed. The SSA must determine that a claimant meets the requirements of each step of the process for the claim to move forward. Otherwise, the claim will be denied.

The steps in the process include:

  • The Threshold: The first step is determining how long you have been out of work. An individual must be out of work for at least 12 months to be eligible for benefits.

  • Severe Impairment: The SSA will determine if the person has a severe medical impairment. Medical records are used to support the claim.

  • Medical Conditions: The SSA has a list of medical conditions that is used to determine impairment. Many people do not meet these specific guidelines, although they are unable to work.

  • Residual Function Capacity (RFC): During this stage of the process, the SSA will seek to determine if the person is able to perform the work that he or she has performed in the prior 15 years. The RFC is the ability of the individual to work, based on the medical impairments.

  • Ability to Perform Other Work: If you are unable to perform your past work, the SSA will determine if you are able to perform other work.

When a claimant meets all the requirements of each step of this process, the SSA will award that person SSD benefits. However, if the SSA determines that the person does not meet the eligibility requirements of any stage of this process, the claim will be denied.

Schedule a Consultation with Our Attorney

The Social Security Administration’s standards are highly specific and the process of determining eligibility and applying for benefits can be complex. In fact, approximately 70 percent of claims for benefits are denied. It can be helpful to have an Iowa disability lawyer to guide you through the process. We thoroughly prepare your application and gather all necessary medical records and evidence to support your claim.

Please contact our law firm at (855) 801-1633 to schedule a free consultation to have your claim evaluated by our Iowa SSD attorney.

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Get the Social Security Disability You Deserve

Committed Iowa SSD Lawyer Working for Your Needs

If you are unable to continue working due to an injury or disability, it is important to remember that you have options. Attorney Hugh Field works tirelessly to ensure that you and your family have access to the resources you need. Whether you are applying for the first time and need help filling out the proper paperwork, or you have been denied and are looking for guidance through the appeals process, our Iowa disability lawyer is committed to providing high-quality legal services.

Hugh Field offers his services, backed by over 45 years of experience, to clients in Waterloo and beyond. He has a comprehensive knowledge of the laws surrounding Social Security Disability and can help clients to navigate this complex environment with deft skill. He takes great pride in the assistance he is able to provide clients and works tirelessly to help families live normal lives following disability or injury.