With a population of over 108,000, Westminster is the seventh largest city in Colorado, in terms of population. It is considered a suburb of Denver and is located to the city’s northwest. It has recently been named amongst the best places in the USA to live by Money magazine.
About Westminster, Colorado
As with most suburbs, the economy of Westminster is directly tied to the larger metropolitan area it is connected with. For the most part, Westminster itself is a sleeper community, with most of the actual employment in the city being in the education, health, and public service fields. Like much of the surrounding region (and Denver itself), Westminster was originally built around gold mining activity in the nearby Rocky Mountains.
Nearly 90% of Westminster residents have a high school diploma or higher. 22% hold a bachelor’s degree, and 9% hold an advanced degree. All of these percentages are average compared to other cities of the same size in the US. Nearly 14% of working age citizens of Westminster live with a disability. Of these, over 67% are able to continue working.
This is due in part to the large number of white collar and sedentary jobs available in nearby Denver. Because the area is a major transportation hub, trucking and shipping are major industries in the area, as are the cottage industries which support them.
Applying for Westminster Social Security Disability Benefits
Although there are many job opportunities available to Westminster residents with a disabling condition, there are also many disabled people there who no longer have the functional capability to continue working at any kind of meaningful employment. For these people Social Security disability programs such as SSDI(which has an earnings requirement, SSI, Medicaid and Medicare represent their best chance to retain some degree of financial independence.
Unfortunately, most people who apply for Social Security disability benefits are turned down. As many as 70% of Westminster disability applicants are initially denied when they apply for Social Security disability benefits. While your chances improve dramatically if you have a Westminster disability lawyer help you with your claim, there is still no guarantee that your initial claim will be approved.
Hiring a Westminster Disability Attorney
If your claim is denied, you have the option of going through the appeals process. This involves several steps, including requesting a reconsideration, a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge, a judicial review, and in extreme cases, federal court. At each of these stages, your chances of having your denial overturned and your Social Security disability benefits approved are improved dramatically by having a Westminster disability attorney in your corner.
In fact, your chances of having your benefits ultimately approved rises to around 90% when you are represented by a Westminster Social Security attorney. When you consider those odds, it just makes sense to make sure a Westminster disability attorney is fighting for you and your benefits.
Westminster disability lawyers won’t charge you anything up front. Other than legal fees which they incur, they won’t charge you anything unless your benefits are approved. Even then, your ongoing benefit payments will not be touched. All of your Westminster Social Security lawyer’s fees are taken from the back pay which the SSA owes you when your benefits are approved. Furthermore, your Westminster disability lawyer’s fees are capped at the lower of $6,000 or 25% of your back pay.
An initial consultation is free. To start the process, all you need to do is fill out a request for a free evaluation of your Social Security disability case on this site. Whether you are just beginning to consider filing a claim or are embroiled in the appeals system, bringing a Westminster disability attorney onto your team can help you get the benefits you need.
A Westminster Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Adams County, Jefferson County, Clear Creek County, Park County, Teller County, Douglas County, Arapahoe County, Denver County, Broomfield County, Gilpin County, and Boulder County: Denver, Aurora, Berkley, Twin Lakes, Leyden, Lakewood, Federal Heights, Engelwood, Commerce City, Westminster, Lakecrest, Thornton, Northglenn, Sherrelwood, Welby, Golden, Boulder, and Wheat Ridge.