When you apply in Fort Collins, CO for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, you should anticipate about four to five months before your initial claim is reviewed, and should also know that only about 32 percent 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 requires applicants for SSD to prove they’re unable to work due to long term or permanent disability. To submit an application for Fort Collins disability benefits, you can call the SSA at (800)772-1213, visit your local Colorado SSA office, or apply online at the SSA’s website.
Fort Collins Health Resources
The Fort Collins Social Security office reviews your 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 Fort Collins disability benefits, you’ll need to show you’ve received regular and ongoing medical treatment for any disabling condition(s). Paying for healthcare on a limited income can be very difficult. Here are a few Fort Collins disability resources for free and low cost health services.
Fort Collins Salud Family Health Center
1635 Blue Spruce Dr,
Fort Collins, CO 80524-5427
Sunrise Larimer Center Clinic
1250 N Wilson Ave,
Loveland, CO 80537-4461
Loveland Community Health Center
450 Cleveland Ave,
Loveland, CO 80537-5508
Fort Collins 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 Fort Collins disability resources for getting free or low cost mental health care.
Larimer Center for Mental Health
525 Oak St
Fort Collins, CO 80521
2629 Redwing Rd, Suite 365,
Fort Collins, CO, 80526
Fort Collins Supplemental Security Benefits
Those found eligible for Fort Collins 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 Fort Collins SSA Office at:
Social Security Administration
301 S Howes St, 4th Floor,
Fort Collins, CO 80521
To discover more about Medicaid and Medicare, contact:
Larimer County Department of Human Services
1501 Blue Spruce Dr,
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Your Fort Collins Social Security Disability Claim
Thoroughly documenting your medical records in your Fort Collins disability benefits application will increase your chances of being found eligible; however, there’s still no certainty that you’ll receive benefits. A Fort Collins Social Security lawyer can increase your chances of being approved by reviewing all claim documentation and arguing any appeals necessary.
With limited financial resources you probably won’t be able to pay for legal services. A Fort Collins Social Security attorney doesn’t charge anything upfront. In fact, the lawyer is only paid if you get SSD benefits and even then, only receives 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 Fort Collins disability attorney.