Axelrod & Associates, LLC
Connecticut Disability Attorneys
A disabling illness or injury creates many difficulties. The severe physical
and emotional pain resulting from the disability itself is traumatic.
When the disability prevents you from working and results in lost income,
a frustrating experience becomes emotionally demanding and discouraging.
This loss of income, and the resulting inability to support your family
and pay your bills, especially over a long period of time, can be personally
The attorneys at Axelrod & Associates, LLC understand that such difficulties can be
emotionally draining and
physically overwhelming. If you are disabled and in need of help, please contact us. We will review
your situation and discuss your eligibility – and that of your family
members – for financial assistance from both the Federal and State
The Federal government provides monetary assistance for
eligible disabled persons who are not able to work in any 'substantial' way as a result
of their disability (what the Social Security Administration refers to
as 'engaging in substantial gainful activity'). To be eligible,
an applicant must have a '
qualifying medical condition,' or a medical condition considered equally as disabling, and otherwise
qualify under a
five part test. An applicant must also apply for Social Security Disability benefits
within the first five (5) years from when their medical conditions prevents
them from working. This is because Social Security Disability benefits
are paid to individuals who have worked and paid into the Social Security
system at least twenty (20) quarters within the last five (5) years. For
more information about Social Security Disability benefits, and your eligibility
for those benefits, please
contact Axelrod & Associates, LLC.
The Federal government also provides financial assistance to those with
an extreme financial need, regardless of whether they have paid into the
Social Security system within the previous five years. This program is
known as the
Supplemental Security Income program. The State of Connecticut also offers a
variety of assistance programs to those meeting certain eligibility requirements. Often, these programs
can work together to provide disabled persons with the financial assistance
to avoid financial ruin. It is also important to file for benefits under
any applicable short-term or long-term disability insurance policies.
The attorneys of Axelrod & Associates, LLC will guide you through
the complex Social Security Disability process, and work to ensure that
you receive federal, state and insurance benefits for which you may be eligible.
To request the assistance of Axelrod & Associates, LLC, please contact
us at (203) 285-8294 or complete our
on-line information form, providing a description of your disability and how that disability effects
your ability to work.
Connecticut Social Security Disability Lawyers
To determine whether you are eligible for Social Security Disability benefits,
an application must first be submitted to the Social Security Administration.
This process can be difficult and discouraging – and it is estimated
that approximately 70% of initial benefits applications are denied. Obtaining
approval through the appeals process can take many months, even years.
Often, initial applications are denied because of incomplete documentation
or inaccurate information.
Axelrod & Associates, LLC works hard to avoid these problems.
While some law firms only handle appeals – after you have been denied
benefits – the disability law attorneys at Axelrod & Associates,
LLC are willing to work with you both before you file your initial application
for Social Security Disability benefits and after a Social Security Disability
benefits application has been denied. While disability benefits applications
are decided individually, and no approval can be guaranteed, the assistance
of Axelrod & Associates, LLC can help eliminate mistakes that may
delay or result in the denial of benefits. The disability law attorneys
at Axelrod & Associates, LLC stand ready to help you file a thorough,
clear and accurately documented disability benefits application. The goal
of our staff is to convey to the Social Security Administration the nature
and extent of your disability, its impact upon your career and life, and
the factors that make you eligible for Social Security Disability benefits.
To request the assistance of Axelrod & Associates, LLC, please
contact us at (203) 285-8294 or complete our
on-line information form, providing a description of your disability and how that disability affects
your ability to work.