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A division of Whitcomb Selinsky, PC proudly focused on Social Security Disability Benefits.

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS ATTORNEYS

Defending your rights and access to Social Security benefits.

 

Great Day Colorado interview with Rocky Mountain Disability Law Group Partner Brandon Selinsky on Social Security Disability Benefits and appealing claim denials.

What Are SSDI and SSI?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provide monetary assistance to people with a qualifying disability. The SSDI program only provides benefits to you and specific family members if you have worked recently and long enough and paid Social Security taxes. Adults or children who meet the qualifying disability requirements and have limited income and resources can access the SSI program's benefits. Additionally, people 65 or older who meet the financial qualifications but do not have a disability can also receive SSI payments. The Social Security Administration (SSA) oversees these programs and determines if you have a long-term disability that prevents you from working in any capacity.

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How Can We Help?

At the Rocky Mountain Disability Law Group, we have over twenty years of combined experience as Social Security Disability attorneys. We've prepared thousands of cases for disability appeal and have represented more than 200 cases before the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. When meeting with one of our attorneys, we will review your case and documents to determine your eligibility. We will answer your SSDI or SSI questions and guide you through the application process. If your application has been denied, we will advise you on the best strategy for an appeal and represent you in court. We recognize you are likely experiencing financial hardship, and we will make it our mission to get you and your family the necessary benefits.

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How Do I Qualify for Social Security Benefits?

If you are unsure if you qualify for SSDI or SSI benefits, contact our Social Security disability specialists at (866) 433-4116 or complete the form below to schedule a FREE consultation.


 

Qualifying for SSDI Benefits

  1. Worked in jobs covered by Social Security
  2. A qualifying medical condition resulting in total disability
  3. Unable to work for a year or more due to a medical condition
  4. Can no longer perform your previous job due to your medical condition
  5. Cannot adjust to other another job due to your medical condition
  6. A medical condition lasted or is expected to last at least one year or will result in death

 

Five Questions to Determine a Qualifying Disability

    1. Are you currently working?
    2. Is your medical condition severe?
    3. Is your medical condition disabling?
    4. Can you do the work you previously did?
    5. Can you do another type of work?

Specific family members are also eligible for the SSDI program. For example, a surviving spouse or surviving divorced spouse with a disability may be eligible for SSDI payments. Children under 18, or age 19 if they are a full-time elementary or high school student, may be eligible for benefits as a dependent. Children may continue to receive benefits after they reach 18 with a qualifying disability.

 

 

Qualifying for SSI Benefits

Adults
    1. 65 and older
    2. Blind or have a disability regardless of age
    3. Limited income and resources
    4. U.S. citizens, nationals of the U.S., and some noncitizens
    5. Reside in the U.S. with exceptions
Children
    1. Under age 18
    2. Serious activity limitations due to physical or mental condition(s) or are blind
    3. Condition(s) lasted or expected to last at least one year or will result in death

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RMDLG has helped our clients receive

OVER $3 MILLION IS AWARDS



If you have been denied your appeal, it's not the end.
We'll help you get the benefits you deserve.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) determines if you have a long-term disability that prevents you from working in any capacity. But the SSA can be a challenging federal agency to work with to get the answers you need, especially when applying a claim.

The challenge with going against SSA and U.S. government is all of the bureacracy that comes with the territory. How can you possibly fight something that has many resources when you have little in comparison.

At the Rocky Mountain Disability Law Group, we believe you deserve better and you deserve not to be prejudiced against as a contributing member of society. We have more than twenty years of combined experience as Social Security Disability attorneys and one of our founders began his legal career working for the Social Security Adminitration as a staff attorney.

We've prepared thousands of cases for disability appeal and have represented more than 200 cases before the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

We help our clients with the Social Security process by preparing and filing the appropriate appeal paperwork and other required forms, as well as compiling all the medical evidence and presenting our client's testimony at the hearing. We have also sucessfully argued before the Appeals Council.

Rocky Mountain Disability Law Group Has Helped Our Clients Receive

OVER $3 MILLION IN AWARDS


You have the right to appeal your SSDI or SSI claim denial decision. Your request for an appeal must be within 60 days after the decision and must be in writing. There are four appeal levels.

       1. Reconsideration

       2. Hearing by administrative law judge

       3. Appeals Council

       4. Federal District Court

 

At Rocky Mountain Disability Law Group, we help our clients by preparing and filing the appropriate appeal paperwork and other required forms, compiling all the medical evidence, and presenting our client's testimony at the hearing. We have succeeded at all levels, including the Appeals Council and Federal District Courts.

 

 

Not Sure if You Qualify for SSD Benefits?

The SSA's 5-Step Criteria to Qualify for Social Security Income Benefits are as follows:

Step 1: Are You Working?

Step 2: Is Your Condition Severe?

Step 3: Is Your Condition Disabling?

Step 4: Can You Do The Work You Previously Did?

Step 5: Can You Do Any Other Type of Work?

If you are still not sure if you qualify for SSD benefits, call our SSD specialists at (866) 433-4116 or complete the form below to schedule a FREE consultation.

Let Us Represent You in Your Social Security Disability Federal Appeal

If your case is denied by the Social Security Appeals Council, it is now time to file a federal appeal. This is accomplished by filing an appeal in the federal district court in the state where you live.

File a Federal Appeal

Qualifying Impairments / Medical Conditions

The SSA considers the following conditions as qualifying impairments for Social Security Disability Benefits claims:

Asthma

Cancer (Malignant Neoplastic Diseases)

Cardiovascular System

Congenital Disorders that Affect Multiple Body Systems

Diabetic Neuropathy

Digestive System

Endocrine Disorders

Fibromyalgia

Genitourinary Disorders

Hematological Disorders

Immune System Disorders

Low Birth Weight and Failure to Thrive (Childhood Impairments)

Mental Disorders

Musculoskeletal Disorders

Neurological Disorders

Obesity

Panic Attacks

Respiratory Disorders

Skin Disorders

Special Senses and Speech

Has your social security disability claim been denied?

Common SSDI and SSI Claims and Appeals FAQs

Meet Your Social Security Disability Legal Team

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Brandon Selinksy

Chief Operating Officer, Senior Attorney - Social Security Disability

Brandon recently worked for a national social security disability company and has represented clients in administrative hearings and in the federal district and circuit courts for more than 10 years.

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Marty Billings

ED PNA Representative

Marty manages the firm's Social Security disability cases, from intake and records collection case status tracking, client communications, all the way up to payment processing and follow-up. In every aspect of his work, Marty puts clients first. He is dedicated to helping those most-deserving and strives to push claims through the immense government bureaucracy.

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Lizzy Vandervelden

Case Manager - Social Security Disability

Lizzy has worked closely with the Social Security Administration for several years, where she filed initial claims for current and incoming clients and claims appeals. She has maintained more than 200+ social security cases in her career.

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