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If your Social Security Disability claim has been denied, you need to contact The Law Office of Michael J. Hengst. Mr. Hengst has helped clients successfully gain compensation for disability claims on initial application or when they have been denied.

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Contact us today for a free consultation with a trusted, experienced SSDI and SSI lawyer. Almost all Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income cases are handled on a contingency basis, which means that you will not pay us a fee unless we win your claim.

If you are disabled and no longer able to work, Social Security Disability is your financial safety net. You can apply for Social Security yourself, however, 65% of initial applications are denied. You need help! Do not become a statistic.

Hiring our committed Social Security Disability attorneys to represent you in your claim, from the beginning, increases your odds of winning. Our lawyers will work to gather medical records, consult with your doctors, and file the initial application for benefits.

If you have already filed for Social Security Disability and have been denied, there is no time to waste. Our experienced Social Security lawyers will be an invaluable resource at the Reconsideration and Administrative Law Judge hearing levels.

Our attorneys may request an on-the-record determination before a hearing, represent you at the hearing and if needed, file an appeal with the Appeals Council or in Federal Court.

No matter what stage your Social Security claim is at, the goal is to win the case and receive disability benefits. Even though you may be suffering and struggling with your medical condition, the burden of proof in a Social Security Disability claim rests on your shoulders.

Contact the nationally recognized Social Security Disability expert Michael J. Hengst today for a free consultation. As a Social Security Disability attorney who has represented thousands of applicants in the disability process, Mr. Hengst can help alleviate that burden while navigating your claim through the lengthy disability approval process.

Determining Your Eligibility

The process requires an application with accompanying medical documentation and proof of disability. The determination for eligibility has 5 steps or questions:

  • 1

    Are you working?

    If you work and make $1180 or more per month, you normally won’t be considered for disability.

  • 2

    Do you have a severe impairment?

    If your condition interferes with basic work related activities then you can be considered for disability.

  • 3

    Is your condition found on the SSA list of disabling conditions?

    For each of the major body systems, the Social Security Administration has a list of disabling conditions.

  • 4

    If your condition is NOT on the list, can you do the work you did previously?

    If your condition is severe but not on the list, the SSA must determine if you can still work as you did considering your impairment.

  • 5

    Can you do any other type of work?

    If you cannot do the work you did in the past, the SSA will consider you disabled if there is any other type of work you can do.

We provide a comprehensive range of services related to Social Security Disability claims, including:

We provide a comprehensive range of services related to Social Security Disability claims, including:

The Initial Filing

Reconsideration Appeals

Administrative Law Judge Hearings

Appeals Council Representation

Federal Court Appeals

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