When you apply in Colorado Springs, CO for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income, you should anticipate about four to five months before your initial claim is reviewed, and should also know that only about 40% are approved at this stage. If denied, you can request your claim be reconsidered, though most are denied after the second review as well. Following the first and second review, you may appeal and have your claim reviewed by an Administrative Law Judge. The entire process can take a year or more to complete.
Eligibility under the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) guidelines require applicants for SSD to prove they’re unable to work due to long term or permanent disability, including an inability to hold a job for a year or more before applying. To submit an application for Colorado Springs Social Security Disability, you can call the SSA at (800) 772-1213, visit your local SSA office, or apply online at the SSA’s website. For help finding an SSA office nearby, you can call the number listed above, or visit the SSA’s Office Locator webpage.
Colorado Springs Health Resources
The Colorado Springs office reviews your SSD application for completeness before sending it to the Disability Determination Services office where the assessment of the medical documentation related to your disability will be performed. In order to receive Colorado Springs disability benefits, you’ll need to show you’ve received regular and ongoing medical treatment for any disabling conditions. Paying for healthcare on a limited income can be very difficult. Here are a few Colorado Springs disability resources for free and low cost health services.
Moreno Health Center
875 W Moreno Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80905-1731
Family Health Center at Union
225 S Union Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80910-3184
Developmental Disabilities Health Center and Convenient Care Center
2502 E Pikes Peak Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80909-6033
Family Health Center at International Circle
2828 International Cir., Ste 160
Colorado Springs, CO 80910-3127
Peak Vista Community Health Center
722 S. Wahsatch Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
SET Family Medical Clinics
825 East Pikes Peak Ave, # 29
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Colorado Springs Mental Health Resources
Whether you have a psychological or mental condition causing a disability, or a condition which plays a part in your physical disability, you must include documentation of mental health treatment in your SSD application. Here are a few of the Colorado Springs disability resources for getting free or low cost mental health care.
The Rockies Counseling Center
555 East Pikes Peak Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3612
2864 South Circle Dr., Suite 600
Colorado Springs, Co 80906
Colorado Springs Supplemental Security Benefits
Those found eligible for Colorado Springs disability benefits may also be entitled to Supplemental Security Income (SSI), in addition to Medicaid and/or Medicare. SSI is often available to those who require long term residential care or other such services. Medicare and Medicaid cover medical-related expenses. To learn more about SSI, contact the Colorado Springs SSA Office at:
Social Security Administration
1049 N Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
To discover more about Medicaid and Medicare, contact:
Citizens Service Center
1675 W. Garden of the Gods
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Or review the Assistance Services page of the El Paso County Department of Human Services website for more information.
Your Colorado Springs Social Security Disability Claim
Thoroughly documenting your medical records in your Colorado Springs disability benefits application will increase your chances of being found eligible; however, there’s still no certainty that you’ll receive benefits. A Colorado Springs Social Security lawyer can increase your chances of being approved by reviewing all claim documentation and arguing any appeals necessary.
Being disabled, you likely have quite limited financial resources and won’t be able to pay for legal services. The good news is that a Colorado Springs Social Security attorney doesn’t charge anything upfront. In fact, the lawyer is only paid if you get SSD benefits and even then, only receive 25% of retroactive benefits (to a maximum of $6,000).
If you are interested in obtaining an evaluation of your Social Security Disability case, click the "Free Disability Evaluation" link at the top of the page for your free case evaluation or to get more information about hiring a Colorado Springs disability attorney. /social-security-attorney/colorado-springs-disability-lawyer