Kentucky Social Security Disability Attorney
It can be easy to get caught up in the emotional whirlwind of an accident that left you disabled or injured. We understand there are immediate medical issues that victims of negligence must assess. More often than not, however, focusing on treating your injuries will mean that you must take precious time off from work, or in some cases, leave work forever.
If you are stuck in a situation where you are in need of financial assistance due to disability, you must enlist the help of a skilled Kentucky personal injury attorney. At the Kirk Law Firm, PLLC, we are well-versed on the complexities and nuances of the laws that surround SSD. We work hard so that you can receive the money you need to continue to live comfortably and in good health.
Disability: Strictly Defined by the Government
If an injury or illness has prevented you from returning to your job, you could qualify for financial compensation from the government. This monthly financial aid is known as Social Security Disability (SSD). Unfortunately, receiving the financial assistance you need is not as easy as one would wish.
In the eyes of the United States Social Security Administration (SSA), you may only receive SSD benefits if you meet certain requirements. Because Social Security only pays for total disability, the definition of total disability under Social Security is more specific than other programs.
The SSA defines disability as:
- You are unable to do work that you were capable of doing before
- You cannot adjust to other work due to your medical condition(s)
- Your disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least 1 year
- Your disability will or is expected to result in death
The Social Security program also assumes that families will have access to other financial resources. Unfortunately, this assumption has isolated countless families in Kentucky, leaving many with no way to pay for basic needs. Even during periods of short-term disability, including benefits from workers' compensation, it may not be enough to offset day to day expenses of life.
Helping Victims Regain Their Footing After an Accident
Do you think you are eligible for SSD? Call a Kentucky Social Security Disability lawyer at Kirk Law Firm, PLLC today and schedule a free case evaluation. We would be happy to sit down with you and discuss your case to determine if you are eligible. If you are not eligible for this specific type of financial assistance, we can guide you toward other legal alternatives that are better suited for helping you achieve your personal goals and objectives.