Baltimore Social Security Lawyers
Recover Compensation for Long-Term Disability
An injury can put you out of work and interfere with the quality of your life. When your injury results in a permanent disability, you face even greater challenges. How do you support your family? How can you retain your independence? How will your disability affect everyday activities? How can you afford the medical treatment you need and the tools that can help you maintain a good standard of living?
LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. answers these questions and more. Our Baltimore Social Security lawyers explore your full range of options and create a plan of action for maximizing your compensation. Because we have been in practice for over 30 years, we are very familiar with the many government programs that may benefit you. The information and evidence required for these applications often overlap. Therefore, we are able to provide you with more efficient, cost-effective service by applying for multiple benefits at the same time.
Qualifying for Disability Compensation
Each agency has its own criteria for granting disability compensation and its own definition of what is considered a qualifying injury. Our attorneys thoroughly analyze your circumstances to determine whether you qualify for:
- Social Security disability — Social Security disability (SSD) is available to individuals who satisfy the duration of work test and SSA’s definition of disability. Your SSD application must include evidence that your medical condition is expected to last at least one year or result in death. Otherwise, your disability is considered temporary and you do not qualify. The SSA may review your case periodically to determine whether you still have the disability. A decision that your condition has improved enough that you no longer qualify for SSD can be appealed.
- Supplemental Security Income — Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides funds for eligible U.S. citizens and aliens who have limited or no income or other resources and who are 65 years or older, are blind or have a disability. The money is intended to support basic needs, such as food, clothing and shelter.
- Veterans compensation — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs determines the eligibility of injured inactive or active military personnel for disability compensation. Under this program, a physical injury, medical disease or mental health condition may be considered a disability. The applicant must have at least 10 percent disability that was caused or exacerbated during active duty or military training.
- Workers’ compensation — Most employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance in Maryland. Injured workers can receive immediate funds to pay for medical care, lost wages and disabilities. The injury or illness must have resulted from a worksite or job-related accident or exposure to a hazardous condition. Depending on the nature and extent of the disability, workers may qualify for temporary partial disability, temporary total disability, permanent partial disability or permanent total disability.
Contact the Baltimore Social Security Law Firm of LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton to Learn the Full Range of Disability Benefits Available to You
To apply for Social Security disability benefits in Maryland, call LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact our firm online. During your free initial consultation, our Baltimore Social Security lawyers will thoroughly assess your case to determine your eligibility for a variety of programs. Your complete satisfaction is our number one priority. Our firm represents you on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you do not pay us attorney fees until we recover compensation on your behalf.