At Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, we focus our legal practice exclusively on helping individuals with disabilities get the financial help they deserve from the government.

If you are disabled and unable to work, you may be eligible for disability benefits from either the Social Security Administration or from the Veterans Administration.

Visit our website for complete information.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Enlisting Skilled Social Security Lawyers for an Osteoarthritis Case


"There’s still the possibility that some osteoarthritic patients carry on with their daily activities despite their predicament. The SSA will evaluate their spine and extremities for which activities they can still perform without the arthritis suddenly kicking in. A high degree of disability benefits may be possible if the evaluations proved that that the patient cannot even do sedentary duties. It is worth the hurdle to see if you can be granted compensation due to bouts of osteoarthritis. Lawyers like those from Jan Dils will help push your case."
http://www.jandils.com/enlisting-skilled-social-security-lawyers-osteoarthritis-case/

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tap Social Security Disability Eligibility and Uncover More Benefits


"Discussions with a preferred counsel may focus on the scale of the injury and the efforts to apply for commensurate disability benefits so far. Willis served in Vietnam with the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, but sustained back injuries and was even hit by a .50-caliber round. The Social Security Administration also noted his plastic knee in recommending him for full disability. Your lawyer must also take note of any other benefits you’ve been granted. Although it is not known if Willis had other sources of funds aside from his Social Security paychecks, he laments that a Veterans Affair counselor never informed him about the state or county property tax exemption during his retirement clearance. An Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program official claims that the clearance takes three days and even then there’s not enough time to talk to the soon-to-be former serviceperson about other benefits due them."
http://www.jandils.com/tap-social-security-disability-eligibility-uncover-benefits/

What to do when Your SSD Claim is Denied

Being gainfully employed is considered a privilege by some people. With a stable job, they can provide for their family and maybe have enough for some luxuries like a fancy car. However, some people can no longer enjoy such privileges if they have a disabling medical condition that prevents them from doing so.

Fortunately, they can apply for disability benefits with the Social Security Administration or SSA. The SSA will then have a disability examiner evaluate their claims to deduce whether they qualify for the benefits or not. Unfortunately, there are times when claims are denied and this can be devastating for the disabled citizens and their families.

Friday, July 18, 2014

FAQs about SSD Benefits Eligibility

The screening process for SSD benefits can be confusing for many applicants. Take the time to read some of the most frequently asked questions regarding application for SSD benefits:

My condition isn’t permanent. Do I still have a chance to receive my benefits?

Your condition does not have to be permanent for you to become eligible for SSD benefits. However, your condition must be expected to last for at least 12 months before you become eligible.

What if my condition isn’t specifically mentioned in the ‘Blue Book’?

Contrary to popular belief, there are times when the Social Security Administration (SSA) will decide to cover a condition that is not in the Blue Book*. If the SSA determines that your condition is similar or equivalent to any of the criteria in the Blue Book, you may be granted SSD benefits.

* The Blue Book is a long list of conditions that the SSA covers. You may check the SSA website to view the entire list

How many units should I have before becoming eligible?

This depends on your age. Adults ages 31 to 42 need 20 units earned within the last 10 years to be eligible. Young adults who become disabled follow a different unit matrix.


As you can see, there are several considerations that may alter your eligibility for disability benefits. For a clearer picture on where you stand in terms of eligibility, you may want to consult an experienced social security disability lawyer before submitting a claim.

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