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Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits

Social Security Disability insurance is a government-run insurance program. Workers pay into the SSDI program with every paycheck. If you ever become too ill or injured to work and earn a living, you have a right to receive the benefits you have paid for throughout your working life.

We Know the System

Dealing with the Social Security Administration is not an easy task. Learning to navigate the cumbersome, bureaucratic system is especially difficult for disabled people who need the program's benefits. That is why it is wise to consult a lawyer who can guide you through the process and help you obtain benefits as soon as possible.

The Social Security Disability attorney at the Law Offices of Gallner & Pattermann, P.C., understands the SSDI claims process and can help develop an application that has a solid chance of winning approval at the initial application stage.

We Know What They Are Looking For

Because we understand Social Security Disability regulations, we know what the Social Security Administration is looking for in its review of applications. We can work with your medical providers to help them describe your medical condition in terms that are clear and meaningful to the decision makers.

Instead of writing "patient has back pain," in your medical record, we will encourage your physician to be more specific. For example: "Lower back pain prevents patient for sitting or standing for more than one hour at a time."

Our Goal: Get It Right the First Time

The initial application is extremely important. If your application is denied, you have opportunities to appeal the decision. However, the denial of your initial application means you will spend more time without the financial support you deserve. When you too disabled to work and earn a living, time is not on your side.

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From offices in Council Bluffs, our lawyers represent people in southwest Iowa and southeast Nebraska who have become disabled by injury or disease and are no longer able to work at any job.