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Social Security Disability Lawyer St. Paul, MN

If you have been denied benefits, hire a social security disability lawyer immediately. The team at Krug & Zupke in St. Paul, MN has more than 30 years of experience helping workers get what is owed to them. Our experienced attorneys understand the complexities of the law and understand exactly what to look for in cases just like yours. Having a disability lawyer on your side will ensure that even though you are receiving money for a workers’ compensation claim that resulted in disability you are still eligible for social security benefits.

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Injured workers can receive both social security disability benefits in addition to workers compensation. The attorneys at Krug & Zupke are well versed in workers’ compensation law and we can help make sure our clients file the appropriate paperwork and take the appropriate steps to receive the proper financial compensation. Having an experienced legal mind handling your case makes sure that everything is handled appropriately and in your best interest.

Have you been denied benefits? We can help.

Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) is a federal government program requiring the applicant (Claimant) to establish an inability to obtain, maintain or sustain substantial gainful employment in the greater geographical area of residence. If the disabled Claimant is found eligible, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will pay monthly benefits commencing on the administratively or judicially established date of disablement after a required waiting period.

A Social Security Disability Income application can be commenced on line, over the phone or in person at a local Social Security office. The vast majority (estimated to be more than 90%) of initial applications are denied as lacking sufficient medical and vocational evidence of disablement.

Applications for SSDI are evaluated at three basic levels:

Additional discretionary appeals are possible if the ALJ denies eligibility for SSDI.

How does eligibility for social security disability income and workers’ compensation benefits compare?

Under the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Act, Chapter 176, eligible injured workers may receive Temporary Total Disability (TTD), Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) or Permanent Total Disability (PTD) benefits.

Can a person receive both Minnesota workers’ compensation benefits and social security disability income (SSDI)?

Yes, an injured worker can simultaneously receive SSDI and Workers Compensation benefits, however these benefits are coordinated (offset) by an arithmetic formula to prevent double recovery as required by both state and federal law.

Attorneys who practice in the area of Workers Comp and SSDI claims can counsel clients on the financial incentive versus risks associated with settling a workers compensation claim for a lump sum of money and thereby diminish the offset affects of benefits coordination.

Claimants often do not recognize what medical and vocational evidence is necessary to establish eligibility for SSDI benefits. Telephone the law firm of Krug & Zupke, P. C. at 651.645-7746 to schedule a free consultation on how to apply for SSDI.