Springfield Disability Lawyer



On an almost daily basis, we hear from frustrated people who have been denied their disability claims by the Social Security Administration. The sad truth is that the administration has measures in place to routinely deny early-stage claims almost out of hand. The idea, of course, is so that you’ll give up and stop trying to pursue your claim. Often, this is what happens, particularly for people who don’t have a dedicated Springfield Social Security disability lawyer on their side.




Rob Levine, the Heavy Hitter ®, fights for the Social Security rights of people like you every day. Truthfully, the Social Security Administration actually denies more claims than they approve! And if you don’t have a tough disability attorney, on your side, you are fighting an uphill battle.

A Springfield disability lawyer will make sure you win the battle and are approved for your SSI or SSDI benefits.


The first words of advice to a denied applicant are: don’t panic and do not give up. When you hire a disability attorney, they prepare your case in a way that gives you the best chance at getting a favorable decision. Your lawyer deals with the Social Security’s red tape, so you don’t have to. In fact, you’ll most likely never even have to deal with a Social Security representative.

• A lawyer pulls together all relevant and updated medical records and evidence for the judge to review.
• Your attorney will also establish your disability under Social Security rules.
• A legal argument will be prepared, if needed, for the judge before a hearing takes place.
• In the case that the judge decides a formal hearing is necessary, you will be prepared.

As you may have already discovered, dealing with Social Security disability claims can be a very complex and frustrating process. You need an experienced Springfield disability lawyer to get the best results and highest payments.


You will never be charged ANYTHING for these services until the claim is approved.

If you are ready to get results on your Social Security disability claim, call today.

The Heavy Hitter ® is ready to work for you.

FAQs About Your


What is a compassionate allowance?
In order to decrease the decision time for a claim, the SSA has identified a list of conditions that have already met their standards for disability benefits. This initiative was created to help those with serious disabilities by simplifying the process. There are two ways your condition will qualify you for benefits under the CAL Initiative.
  • If you have a listed illness or disease that is the same as listed in the schedule of diseases listed on the SSA website, you may automatically qualify for benefits.
  • If your disability has the same signs and symptoms as a disease listed on the schedule under the CAL Initiative, then you may qualify for benefits as well.
Can I receive SSI and SSDI benefits at the same time?
In order to receive concurrent benefits, there are going to be two separate tests. The standard to receive benefits medically is the same in both programs. The difference between the two programs is your work history and income level. In order to qualify for SSDI, you must have worked for the last five years and paid into the Social Security system. If you qualify for SSDI and your monthly compensation is less than the maximum amount, currently $783, you could be eligible under the SSI program. Remember, you must qualify for each one individually. In order to qualify for SSI, you must not have income greater than the maximum nor can your net worth be greater than $3,000. This looks at both your income and your household income. For example, if you were receiving $500 for SSDI, you could qualify for $283 under the SSI program.
Why do I need a lawyer to help me apply for SSDI?
Hiring an attorney to help you with your Social Security Disability application is beneficial as it can decrease the length of time it takes for you to get an approval. Their experience in these cases allows them to know what information and documentation you need to receive the maximum amount of benefits.
What happens if my SSDI claim has been denied?
There are two reasons for the denial. The first is that the SSA indicates that you are not qualified for either the SSDI or the SSI program, or both. This is based on your work history, your household income, and your net worth. Generally, unless you believe they are making an error as to what you paid into the social security system or your income level, this is not something that attorneys generally appeal. The second is that the SSA determines that you are not medically qualified for benefits--meaning they believe that you are able to perform gainful employment or your medical condition doesn't qualify. This could be grounds for appeal.  There are four levels of appeal at the administrative or agency level. In order of application, you begin by filing an initial claim. You then file for reconsideration, you then go before an administrative law judge for a hearing, and finally, you can appeal the administrative law judge's decision before the appeals council. You can be approved or denied at any of those four levels. After you have exhausted all four agency levels, you can either start your application over and remain at the administrative level by filing a new initial claim. Or, you can file an appeal by the appeals counsel leaving the agency level and appealing to the federal district court.  
If I don’t have enough work history, or any at all, can I still receive benefits?
Although you may not be able to receive SSDI benefits, you can still apply for Supplemental Security Insurance. Since this is a program based on financial need, you can qualify for these benefits if you do not exceed the Social Security Administration’s limit for income and/or assets.

7 Secrets of a Disability Lawyer Win Your Social Security Disability Claim If you’re one of the 8.6 million American workers who are unable to work because of a physical or psychological condition, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income.
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