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Las Vegas Social Security Disability Attorney

Representing the Disabled in Nevada

Harris Disability Law Firm is a leading law firm in Nevada founded by Attorney Richard A. Harris. The firm’s attorneys focus on securing Social Security disability benefits for clients. The firm’s experienced attorneys empathetically and aggressively navigate the system and assist in the extensive paperwork process for clients seeking Social Security disability benefits.

Despite the normally high denial rate to Social Security disability applications, our attorneys have a high success rate in representing clients anywhere within the process, from initial application to initial denial of benefits, to the formal appeal and review process. We represent clients who have not yet applied or find themselves in the middle of difficult application process or whose application has been denied. Ultimately, our goal is to win your Social Security case so you can receive the benefits you deserve.

Why do you need a disability lawyer?

If you are considering applying for Social Security disability benefits in Nevada, you may be wondering whether or not you need a disability attorney in order to apply for the benefits you need. While you are not required to hire a lawyer by law, you will find it extremely beneficial to hire any experienced Social Security disability attorney for the following reasons:

  1. An attorney will help you file all forms for the initial application or at the time of reconsideration and hearing and ensure that your application is complete.
  2. An attorney will help you through each step of the process and will function as the communicator between you and the Social Security Administration (SSA).
  3. A disability attorney will review your medical records and will work with you to collect any missing medical tests, thus coordinating and obtaining all your medical evidence records and gathering the necessary information to strengthen your disability claim.
  4. A qualified attorney will review your social security file thoroughly and check for possible weaknesses and loopholes to determine what is needed in order to win the case.
  5. Your attorney will represent you at a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. The majority of disability claims are won at the hearing level. A Social Security attorney will ensure that you are adequately prepared for your hearing.
  6. Your attorney will support you throughout the entire process.
  7. Your attorney will appeal your case, if appropriate.

 
Therefore, hiring a social security disability lawyer in Las Vegas, Nevada, would significantly increase your chances for approval. Many people are cynical about hiring an attorney, as they believe they need to pay a fee up front, which is a big concern when they are already struggling financially due to their illness or other disability. However, a Social Security disability attorney does not get paid unless you win your case.

Don't Let Social Security Deny You the Benefits You Need

When Should I Apply for Benefits?
  • You are not working, or you are working, but you are not earning over $1,000 a month and:
  • You have a physical and/or psychological condition which has prevented you from working for the last 12 months; or
  • The doctor has told you the impairment will prevent you from working for over 12 months (even if it has not yet been a year); or
  • Your impairment is expected to result in death.
How Do I Apply for Benefits?
  1. Make an appointment at local Social Security office: Call 1.800.772.1213. You can make an in-person appointment with the local Social Security office or they will set up a telephone interview with the local Social Security office, OR
  2. Apply Online: www.socialsecurity.gov. You may only apply for SSDI online. All other types of applications, including SSI, may be started with Social Security over the phone or in person.

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Why Harris Disability Lawyers? We Care.
  • We will help you at any stage of your claim, and especially at a hearing.
  • We make sure Social Security has all of your medical records.
  • We will provide your resource information for you to obtain medical care.
  • We advise and guide you through the process.

Call us at 702.999.9999 today.

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Client Testimonials

Everyone starting with the receptionist all the way through your ordeal, Harris Law Firm makes you feel safe, you know the entire time they are in control and always representing you to their fullest capability. This is the second time I used Harris Law Firm. The first time was for my social security benefits and I won that one, and this one was a car accident and of course we won this one too. Congrats!! Harris Law Firm really rocks!!! Thank you everyone!!
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Information on Social Security Disability

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How can I win a social security disability claim?
Can I still work if I’m receiving Social Security disability benefits?

Under disability law, benefits are provided for disabled individuals who are no longer able to perform substantial gainful activity. This means that if you work or receive other forms of income, your SSDI benefits could be reduced or canceled.

Can I Receive both SSI and SSDI at the Same Time?

In some circumstances, you can receive both Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits at the same time. This is commonly referred to as “concurrent benefits.” To receive concurrent benefits, you must be approved for SSDI, but receiving low monthly payments through the program.

Can children with disabilities get Social Security benefits?

A child with a disability age 18 or older may get Social Security benefits when a parent gets retirement or disability benefits. The child may also get benefits if a parent dies. The child’s disability must have begun before age 22.

How long do I get to keep my Social Security disability or SSI benefits?

Social Security has no set length of time that you can keep receiving disability benefits. You may receive Social Security disability benefits for a lifetime, provided your medical condition has not improved or you have not gone back to work earning above the substantial gainful activity monthly earnings limit.

What is Social Security disability in the State of Nevada?

Nevada does not have a State disability program; you can apply for Social Security disability benefits through the two federal programs: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Can a disability attorney speed up my disability case? If so, how?

Yes, your disability attorney can attempt to speed up the scheduling of your case before an administrative law judge, or even eliminating the need for a hearing altogether. This can be done under following conditions.

  1. Requesting an on-the-record review – This can be requested when your disability attorney believes that the medical evidence supporting your case is very strong and you should qualify for disability benefits in accordance with the SSA definition of disability.
  2. Requesting to expedite the hearing based on dire need – If a claimant is in danger of losing their residence, or losing their access to needed medical treatment or prescribed medications, they may be able to request that the hearing office speed up the scheduling of their disability hearing based on this.
  3. Congressional Inquiry – A claimant, or their disability attorney, can always contact the office of their congressional representative (their district congressman or congresswoman) to have that office conduct a formal inquiry into why it is taking so long to get a hearing scheduled.

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Find out how our Social Security lawyer can help you apply or appeal your claim for disability benefits. Call us today at 725.999.9999 or complete a free initial consultation form. We're here because we care.