Helping You Get The Benefits You Need

Social Security Disability benefits provide many with peace of mind, knowing they have access to a safety net should they become unable to work due to a debilitating injury or illness. However, applying for these benefits can be confusing, lengthy and frustrating.

At Doehling Law, our attorneys provide disabled individuals across the Western Slope with the one-on-one assistance they need to recover key benefits after a serious illness, car accident, injury in the workplace and more. We can guide you throughout the entire process, from applying for benefits to appealing a denied claim when necessary.

Knowledgeable Guidance Throughout Applying For SSD

To be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, your condition must have lasted or be expected to last 12 consecutive months or result in death. It must also prohibit you from earning a wage equivalent to a minimum monthly income as a regular employee. The Social Security Administration (SSA) lists many medical conditions that qualify for benefits, including:

  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Cancer
  • Congestive heart failure and other chronic heart conditions
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Mental conditions including anxiety, bipolar disorder and more

In Colorado, you may apply for benefits online, over the phone or in person at a local Social Security office. Before applying, get all necessary documentation in order, including key medical details, income tax statements and more. We can assist in preparing you to apply for benefits to enhance your chances of submitting a successful application.

Overcoming A Denial Of Your Claim

Unfortunately, the SSA denies a high percentage of initial applications. When you work with us, we will provide step-by-step guidance on fighting a denial of your claim and pursuing the benefits you need. We will assist in requesting an administrative hearing and prepare you to answer detailed questions on your job, medical history, disability and more.

Depending on the contents of this hearing, the judge could accept or deny your application. If you once again receive a denial, we can escalate the issue by filing a federal lawsuit and representing you in court.

Consult With An Experienced Lawyer

We can help you efficiently navigate the SSD application process. Schedule a free initial consultation with us in Montrose, Grand Junction, Aspen or at another Colorado location. Call 970-628-3907 or email us through our website. We work on a contingency fee basis; if we do not recover compensation for you, you will not pay.