Social Security Disability FAQs

Social Security Disability

When should you apply for Social Security Disability benefits?

Social Security disability cases can take a long time to complete. Generally, you must be out of work, because of your disability, for (12) twelve consecutive months. However, it is best to apply after being out of work for (9) consecutive months.

What types of injuries/impairments are considered disabling?

An individual can be disabled for any type of reason. It could be due to a disabling accident, a mental disability, a genetic condition, disease, or any other type of disabling condition. An impairment can be from brain damage, dementia, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, chronic pain, chronic fatigue, impairments to the hands, etc.

What are the fees for having a lawyer represent me?

A lawyer at Steenberg Law Firm will only be paid if your claim is approved. Typically, fees are 25% of the retroactive benefits to a maximum of the statutory limit, which is currently $6,000.00. If an attorney wins your claim and there are no retroactive benefits, the fee request will be based upon the time spent working on the file and the expertise that was required. Thus, we suggest that you let an experienced attorney at our firm handle your Social Security Disability claim, as there is no fee unless we are successful in winning your claim.