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Fighting For The Benefits You Deserve

If an injury or a medical condition prevents you from being able to work, you will need a source of income to survive on. Whether you are seeking Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), your chances of securing the benefits you are entitled to are much higher with experienced representation on your side.

At the law offices of Robert D. Paulbeck, Attorney at Law, I can help you obtain the benefits you need. I have more than three decades of experience guiding clients through the Social Security Administration’s bureaucratic procedures. I know what pitfalls to avoid to increase your chances of securing SSDI benefits. I take the time to get to know you and your concerns, providing personalized representation and legal guidance. From my office in Trenton, I assist clients throughout the Downriver area, all of southeast Michigan, and Northeastern Ohio.

Helping You Throughout The SSDI Process

Whether you are just starting your SSDI benefits application or have had your initial request denied, I can help with your case.

I will work with you on all aspects of your claim, including:

  • Helping you understand the qualifying conditions necessary to receive SSDI benefits
  • Compiling the proper documentation to establish your condition
  • Representing your interests at any hearings connected to your application
  • Appealing an adverse decision in your case

I know that this process can be very confusing and frustrating. When you work with me, you receive the compassion and attention you deserve. I will help make the process smoother so you can focus on your recovery.

Assisting You With SSI Claims

SSDI benefits are awarded to individuals who have been employed at some point in their lives but have an injury or illness that is going to keep them out of work for a year or longer. These are not the only benefits available to those who are unable to work due to their conditions.

SSI (Supplemental Security Income) is available to people who have never been employed or those people who have not worked approximately five out of the last 10 years prior to the onset date of their disability. Regardless of the type of benefit you are seeking, you can rely on us to provide you with the assistance you need while applying for benefits.

Frequently Asked Questions

Applying for Social Security Income or Social Security Disability Insurance benefits can be a confusing and complicated process. At Robert D. Paulbeck, Attorney at Law, I am here to answer your questions and walk you through the process. In the meantime, please see some answers to frequently asked questions.

How do you qualify for SSD?

To qualify for SSD benefits, you must have worked in a qualified job and meet the definition of disability. A disability qualifies under SSA rules when you cannot work because of your condition. Your disability must also last at least one year or result in death. The SSA will also consider your ability to perform the work you did previously and if you can perform any other type of work.

What happens if my claim gets denied?

If you receive a denial letter, you can take steps to fight for the benefits that you deserve. After you receive your denial letter, you can request a reconsideration to have them review your case. If your application is denied after reconsideration, you can file an appeal. Your appeal will go before an administrative law judge at a hearing where you can testify and provide evidence.

How can a lawyer help with SSD claims?

After suffering a severe injury, you already have enough on your plate with your physical and emotional recovery. The SSD application process can be strenuous and overwhelming. At Robert D. Paulbeck, Attorney at Law, I can guide you through every step of the process, ensuring that you submit the correct documents and provide evidence to prove your disability. If you receive a denial, I can help you through the appeals process and represent you at your hearing.

Let Me Fight For You

Whether you need help filing for benefits or wish to appeal a denied benefits claim, I am here to provide caring and compassionate counsel. Call 734-800-2699 or send me an email for a free initial consultation to discuss your case. My law office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and I offer evening appointments as necessary.