Social Security Disability

During a Long Term Illness or After a Serious Injury, Social Security Disability Benefits Can Help

Social Security Disability Lawyers

Experienced Advocates Focusing in Social Security Disability Law for Decades

There are many questions that may be running through your head after a long-term illness or major accident that has left you unable to work. Are you disabled? Where do you begin if you want to apply for disability benefits? What do you do if your Social Security disability benefits claim or SSI disability claim was denied? A qualified Social Security disability lawyer can guide you through the confusing application and procedures for requesting benefits or appealing a denial of your benefits.

At Welt Law, our attorneys practice exclusively in Social Security disability law and have the knowledge of how Social Security disability cases work. If you were recently injured and know that you will be out of work for at least 12 months, contact our office before you submit any Social Security disability forms so we can ensure you have a strong claim. From your initial application to appealing a decision, we are prepared to help you obtain the benefits you deserve.

Schedule a free consultation with Welt Law to get started today. Call (702) 842-0901 and let us guide you through the legal process from beginning to end.

How Does the SSA Define a Disabled Person?

Generally speaking, the government considers you “disabled” if you have physical or mental health issues that prevent you from working for at least 12 months. If you meet these requirements, then you can file an application to receive monthly benefits. However, this application process is complex. It can take months or years to get approval. Worse, many people receive a denial of their claim after waiting months for benefits.

You Are Not Alone

If the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies your application for disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you are not alone. The SSA often denies initial claims. Fortunately, you can appeal the denial and stand your ground in a hearing. Our Social Security disability lawyers can help you avoid the common pitfalls in your initial application that often lead to denials.

It is important that you file as soon as possible to protect yourself and your future. Even if you believe that you do not need the benefits that come with Social Security disability, you cannot predict the status of your future health or how your injury might become more complicated in the months or years to come. It is always better to be safe and speak with a legal professional as soon as possible. The lawyers at Welt Law can help you understand your rights and what benefits you can claim.

Las Vegas Social Security Disability Application Guide

If you have a medical condition acknowledged by the SSA that is expected to last at least 1 year or result in death, you are entitled to disability benefits. Note that the SSA only offers SSDI benefits to disabled individuals who have worked long enough and recently enough and who have paid their Social Security taxes on their earnings.

The following steps are a brief overview of the disability application process:

  1. Gather all the information and documents you need to include in your application.
  2. Complete and submit your application.
  3. The SSA will review your application to make sure you meet some basic requirements for disability benefits, such as whether you worked enough years.
  4. The SSA will evaluate any current work activities.
  5. The SSA will process your application and forward your case to the Disability Determination Services office.
  6. Your state agency will make the final disability determination decision.

Note that a critical step in obtaining benefits is completing the Adult Disability Report. These reports are rigorous and you may feel overwhelmed just by beginning the process, especially after a major injury. Our lawyers can help you gather all necessary documents and information for this step, including your:

  • Social Security number
  • Birth certificate
  • Contact information for all medical providers
  • Medical history and medical records
  • Physical laboratory and test results for any injury
  • A work summary and detailed resume
  • A copy of your most recent W-2 Form

Understanding Local Resources for Social Security Disability in Las Vegas

Living in Las Vegas, you have access to various local resources that can assist you in navigating the Social Security Disability (SSD) application process. The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the local Social Security Administration (SSA) office are key entities that play a significant role in your journey to secure disability benefits. While our firm does not partner directly with these entities, we are well-versed in the procedures and requirements they enforce.

One of the common challenges faced by Las Vegas residents is the high volume of applications processed by the local SSA office, which can lead to longer wait times and increased scrutiny of each application. This makes it crucial to have all your documentation in order and to present a compelling case from the outset. Our team at Welt Law understands these local nuances and can help you prepare a thorough and accurate application.

Additionally, the hot desert climate of Las Vegas can exacerbate certain medical conditions, making it even more critical to secure the benefits you need. Whether you're dealing with chronic pain, respiratory issues, or mobility challenges, our lawyers know how these local environmental factors can impact your health and SSD claim.

We also recognize that navigating the local transportation system to attend medical appointments or SSA meetings can be a hurdle for many. Our team can guide you in managing these logistical challenges, ensuring you meet all necessary deadlines and requirements.

By choosing Welt Law, you're not just getting legal assistance; you're partnering with a team that truly understands the unique challenges faced by Las Vegas residents. Contact our Las Vegas office today to schedule a free initial consultation and take the first step towards securing your Social Security Disability benefits.

Get Professional Help with Your Disability Claim in Las Vegas

Our lawyers at Welt Law can help you with your application from start to finish. This is a stressful and complex process, but you do not have to handle it alone when you have us. Contact our Las Vegas office by calling (702) 842-0901 to schedule a free initial appointment to discuss your next steps today.

Commonly Asked Questions

What is the role of the Disability Determination Services office in Las Vegas?

The Disability Determination Services office in Las Vegas plays a crucial role in the Social Security Disability application process. After the Social Security Administration (SSA) reviews your application for basic eligibility, it is forwarded to this state agency. The office is responsible for making the final decision on whether you qualify for disability benefits based on the medical evidence and other documentation provided in your application.

Why should I consider professional help with my disability claim in Las Vegas?

Considering professional help with your disability claim in Las Vegas is advisable because the application process can be stressful and complex. Lawyers with experience in Social Security Disability claims, like those at Welt Law, can provide invaluable assistance. They can help you gather necessary documents, complete the Adult Disability Report, and navigate the intricate steps of the application process, increasing the likelihood of a successful outcome for your claim.

Why Choose 
Welt Law

  • Guidance Through the Process from Start to Finish
  • Social Security Disability/SSI and Guardianship
  • Highly Knowledgeable in SSD/SSI Claims
  • Practicing Since 1973

Attorney Gerald M. Welt Explaining Social Security Disability Process


Social Security Disability Cases We Handle

Our firm helps injured or disabled clients with all their Social Security needs. Some matters related to disability benefits that we take care of include:

If you are facing long-term disability, then you have no time or money to lose. It is wise to get legal advice before you submit any Social Security disability forms. Whether you have questions about disability qualifications, how to apply for benefits, or your application or appeal, let Welt Law help you.

Social Security law can be confusing to understand, so it is in your best interests to work with an experienced lawyer who practices exclusively in that field of law. We also offer fair fees approved by the government, and you won’t be charged unless we are successful. We have your best interests in mind and will do our best to help you build a strong case for benefits.

Contact Welt Law online for a free consultation. Call (702) 842-0901 to get started today.

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    - Jordan K.
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