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    Do You Need Help Securing Life-Changing Benefits?

    Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can be a lifesaver when you have to stop working due to a health condition.

    The monthly checks help you pay your basic expenses. Back pay you receive after waiting for benefits helps you cut debts that piled up since you’ve been out of work. You won’t have to stress so much about how you’ll pay that next bill, and you can instead focus on your health—which is what’s most important right now.

    But most people who apply for SSDI get denied. An overwhelming two-thirds of people don’t get the benefits they need on their first try.

    With the odds against you, you may be wondering: What chance do I have of receiving benefits?

    The Medford disability law firm of Harder, Wells, Baron & Manning can help you through this process if you live in Jackson County.

    Combined, our disability attorneys have more than 60 years of experience helping Oregonians like yourself win benefits.

    At our Medford office, you can talk to a disability attorney at no cost to you and explain your situation. Then, we’ll figure out a game plan together.

    Get in touch today to get started.

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    Types of Benefits You Could Apply For in Medford

    Depending on the circumstances surrounding your disability, our Medford team could determine that you’ll be eligible to apply for one of the following programs from the Social Security Administration (SSA):

    • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is for people who have worked and paid into Social Security. You can receive monthly checks and gain access to Medicare, and the SSA will determine your monthly benefit amount using a formula that includes your past income. In 2021, the average SSDI recipient received $1,277 per month.
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is for recipients who have limited work history and financial resources. You could receive monthly checks and become eligible for Medicaid. Every year, the government determines a flat amount you’ll receive. In 2021, individual (SSI) recipients received $794 per month.

    You may be able to receive both SSDI and SSI benefits.

    If your SSDI payments are low enough, you could also receive SSI. Another scenario is that you’ll receive SSI to cover the gap from the time you stopped earning income to when you actually qualified for SSDI.

    With the Jackson County disability law firm Harder, Wells, Baron & Manning, you can have a FREE consultation to discuss your options. Remember: there’s no fee until you win.

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    Proving You Need SSD Benefits

    When you apply for disability benefits in Medford, you’ll have to prove your health condition to the SSA. You’ll need to send in medical documents like medical test results, doctors’ records and a list of your prescriptions to show that:

    • You can’t work because of your health.
    • You can’t change jobs.
    • Your health problems have lasted a year or will last that long.
    • Your work history qualifies you for SSDI.
    • You meet the income limits for SSI.

    The SSA allows you to qualify for disability benefits if you have a number of different physical and mental health conditions. You’ll need to provide specific medical proof based on your disability.

    If you win benefits, it could make a huge difference in your life, offering you the relief you need at this challenging time.

    You may also be able to qualify for disabled widow or widowers’ benefits if you are eligible and your spouse has passed away.

    With the Medford disability attorneys of Harder, Wells, Baron & Manning on your side, you can go after the financial peace of mind you deserve.

    Don’t hesitate to reach out today.

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    Have a Question about Disability Benefits?

    Your health is bad. You can’t work. Your financial stability is threatened. So your head is swimming with questions. How will you get by? How does Social Security Disability work? We’ve gathered answers. See them here:

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