Baltimore Social Security Disability Law Firm
Learn How to File for SSD in Maryland
Our Baltimore disability lawyers guide you through the process of recovering benefits
If you have a medical condition that prevents you from working, you may be eligible for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits. Established in 1980, LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. reviews your medical information, financial resources and work history to determine whether you meet the criteria established under this federal program.
Documenting that your medical condition meets the definition of disability
The Social Security Administration (SSA) defines disability as a medical condition that is expected to last at least one year or result in death. You do not qualify for Social Security disability unless your medical condition meets this strict definition. If your disability is temporary, our attorneys may suggest other options for recovering financial benefits.
To avoid delays of your claim’s approval, we document the nature and severity of your medical condition in detail, including:
- Contact information for medical professionals involved in your treatment
- Diagnostic and laboratory test results
- Doctor and hospital records
- Names and dosages of medications you take
Satisfying the duration of work test
From each paycheck, you contributed a small amount to the Social Security system. You cannot collect benefits from the SSD program unless you participated by working for the requisite periods of time according to your current age. We assess your employment history to determine if you meet the SSA’s two earnings tests:
- Duration of work test
- Recent work test
Appealing a denied claim
Our firm dots every “i” and crosses every “t” when we file your application for Social Security disability benefits. However, SSA sometimes makes mistakes, or you may have tried to apply for benefits on your own. If you receive a denial letter, do not hesitate to call us. We promptly file your SSD appeal with documentation to prove that you qualify for the benefits. You have only 60 days from the date you receive notice of the SSA’s decision to file your appeal. Missing that deadline means starting the process over and losing precious time waiting for your rightful financial assistance.
Let us help you get the SSD benefits to which you are entitled
For help with your SSD application, call our Maryland Social Security disability law firm at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact us online. Our experienced Baltimore disability lawyers will discuss your rights and options with you during your free initial consultation. Located in Baltimore, we serve clients throughout Maryland. Our experienced legal team represents clients in SSD cases on a contingency fee basis. Your rights are our number one priority. Let us know how we can fight for you.