Social Security Lawyer in Saginaw
Most Applicants Get Denied – We Can Help
- Initial SSD/SSI application
- Disabled children’s SSI
- Administrative law hearings
- Medicaid/Medicare benefits
The Help You Need and the Benefits You Deserve
If you’re trying to win disability benefits, you’re most likely struggling both physically and financially. John F. O'Grady is here to help you through the complicated Social Security Disability processes. We can help you every step of the way.
Filing a Social Security Disability Application
Applying for Social Security Disability benefits is an overwhelming process – so overwhelming that most attorneys don’t want to help you with your application. At Law Offices of John F. O'Grady PC, we understand your frustration and we’re more than happy to help you with your application.
An application for disability insurance benefits (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) must be filed with the Social Security Administration. Most people are denied the first time, but we can advise you throughout the application process.
Appealing Your Disability Denial
Don't give up! It can be frustrating when you know you cannot work and your claim for disability is initially denied. The process to appeal can be long and tedious, but success is possible. However, you have a limited amount of time to file for an appeal. It’s important to call Law Offices of John F. O'Grady PC if your claim is denied.
A denial isn’t the end of your claim. We know the process. We’ll help you prepare for your appeal hearing and we’ll help you win.
Contact our office today to discuss your Social Security Disability claim.
What to Do If You Have a Social Security Hearing Scheduled
If Social Security has notified you of an upcoming hearing, it's very important to be prepared. You are strongly encouraged to get legal representation.
At Law Offices of John F. O’Grady PC, our disability lawyer- John F. O'Grady- has been helping people across Michigan win Social Security benefits for over 25 years. We’ll use our knowledge and experience to:
- Understand your impairments
- Analyze your Social Security file
- Prepare your case
- Obtain important evidence, such as medical records
- Prepare your testimony
- Make helpful legal arguments before and during the hearing
- Question witnesses
- Cross-examine any medical and/or vocational experts who testify at your hearing
- File appeals in a timely manner
- Represent you at each stage of your claim
Attending your Social Security hearing alone is risky. At Law Offices of John F. O’Grady PC, your attorney will meet with you face to face before the hearing so we are best prepared to present your case.
Social Security FAQ
Q: I applied for Social Security Disability benefits and was turned down. Is there any way I can fight the government and win?
A: We have successfully handled thousands of Social Security Disability appeals. We are very often able to obtain Social Security Disability benefits for people who have been turned down once or twice by the Social Security Administration. We make every effort to assist our clients in obtaining Social Security Disability benefits by obtaining proper medical documentation of disability as well as by being familiar with the Social Security regulations. If you have been denied Social Security Disability benefits, it is important to contact an attorney to assist in the appeal in order to maximize your chances of receiving these benefits. Social Security is an area in which you can fight the government and win if you have the proper knowledge and experience. Please contact our firm for help on Social Security Disability appeals if the government has denied you benefits.
Q: Can I receive workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability benefits at the same time?
A: You can receive both workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability benefits at once. There is, however, a limit on how much you can receive. Basically, in a combination between workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability benefits, an injured worker cannot receive more than 80 percent of what they were making in the last years of their employment before the injury. There are ways of structuring the receipt of workers’ compensation benefits in order to maximize the amount of Social Security Disability benefits the injured worker can receive. Therefore, a consultation with an attorney who is experienced in this area is essential. Our firm provides that kind of consultation to injured workers on a regular basis.