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Iowa Social Security Disability Insurance

No one wants to be sidelined by a disability. If illness or injury keeps you from working, you have the added stress of struggling to make ends meet without your regular paycheck. Medical bills alone may pile up. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can help ensure your livelihood and your health care. But getting SSDI is not always easy. Fortunately, you do not have to go it alone. Iowa SSDI attorneys help people like you every day get benefits.

What Is SSDI? Are There Other Programs?

SSDI is part of Social Security. Workers fund Social Security through a payroll tax. In turn, they are eligible for this “safety net” once they pay a certain amount of this tax. To collect SSDI, you also must meet the Social Security definition of "disability." Namely:

  • You cannot do the work you did before.
  • You cannot do another job.
  • Your disability is expected to last at least one year or result in death.

Iowa disability attorneys can assess if you are eligible.

How Do I Apply in Iowa?

You apply for SSDI through Social Security (SSA)—either at a local office or online. SSA forwards your file to a state agency, and the state decides whether you get approved.

You may need to submit:

  • Personal information, such as marital status and birth dates of minor children
  • Tax forms
  • Work history
  • A disability report detailing your condition
  • Details about any workers' compensation claim(s) you have filed

Iowa disability lawyers can help ensure your application materials are thorough and in order. They can also guide you through the appeals process, if needed.

Locate a Local Iowa Disability Lawyer Today

If you are facing a disability, get help from a legal pro who knows how the benefits process works in your state. The last thing you need is the stress of applying for, and possibly being turned down for, benefits on your own. Call now to speak with an Iowa SSD lawyer at 877-913-7222.