FAQ Social Security Disability

Frequently Asked Questions about Social Security Disability Insurance and the law firm of Clark, James, Hanlin, and Hunt

Q: How do I know if you can help me?

A: We don't. The only way is for you to come present your case to us, so we can review your work and medical history and ask you questions about your disability. Contact us right away for your free consultation on your case.

Q: Social Security has already denied my application for benefits. What can you do about that?

A: Actually, most applications for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments are denied the first time. The important thing is not to wait too late to call us after you receive your denial; there are deadlines for each review and appeal step; and to prepare a complete, convincing case to present in response to your denial, we will need time.

Q: What will it cost to have you represent me as I try to get Social Security Disability Insurance?

A: You will pay us nothing for your consultation or for preparing your applications, appeals, and other presentations for hearings and review by judges, unless you are awarded benefits. Federal law provides that the only fee we can collect is a percentage of any award we help you qualify for. Read more about how this works in the Costs section of this website.

Q: How much money could I receive each month in disability benefits?

A: If you are entitled to Social Security Disability benefits your monthly amount should equal to 80% of your Average Current Earnings (ACE). Social Security will give you an estimate when you file your initial application. You may also click on the following link to calculate your benefit amount using Social Securities Benefit Calculator:
http://ssa.gov/planners/calculators.htm

Q: What's the difference between SSDI and SSI?

A: See our information on SSD and SSI here.