Lexington Social Security Disability Resources

Being found eligible for Social Security Disability benefits benefits in Lexington, KY, requires that you substantiate a claim for complete disability with the Social Security Administration (SSA), and under the SSA’s guidelines, you must have been unable to work for a year or more as a result of long-term or permanently disability.

The application process for Lexington disability benefits is a long and complicated one, sometimes taking as long as 16 months to complete. The initial claim approval rate for the Lexington area is about 57%. If you’re denied benefits at this stage, you can request a second review, and if denied again, you can appeal and have your case heard in court by an Administrative Law Judge.

There are three methods for applying for Lexington Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income. You can call the main SSA phone line for help, at (800) 772-1213. You can schedule a time to go to your local Social Security office. Or you can apply online with the SSA’s website. If you need help finding your local SSA field office, call the number above or visit the Social Security Office Locator webpage.

Lexington Health Resources

The local Lexington SSA office will review your application for completeness and then forward it on to the Disability Determination Services office, where all the medical documentation will be reviewed. In order to receive benefits, you must show you’ve received consistent medical treatment for the health problems causing your disability. Paying for healthcare with limited income is a big challenge. Here are a few Lexington disability resources for no cost and low cost healthcare providers.

Bluegrass Community Health Center
1306 Versailles Rd., Ste 120
Lexington, KY 40504-1795
(859) 259-0717

Hope Center
360 W Loudon Ave.
Lexington, KY 40508-3729
(859) 288-2458

Bluegrass Community Health Center
151 N Eagle Creek Dr., Ste 220
Lexington, KY 40509-1892
(859) 259-0717

Lexington Fayette County Health
650 Newtown Pike
Lexington KY 40508
(606) 288-2423

St. Joseph Free Health Clinic
One St. Joseph Dr.
Lexington KY 40504
(859) 313-4555

Lexington Mental Health Resources

Some applicants have a disabling psychological or mental condition. Others have these kinds of conditions and they have an impact on their physical disability. If you fall into either of these categories, you’ll need to substantiate your claim for Lexington disability benefits with supporting documentation that shows you’ve received ongoing treatment from a mental healthcare provider. Here are some of the Lexington disability resources for free and low cost mental health programs.

Family Counseling Service, Inc.
1393 Trent Blvd.
Building 2, Suite 2101
Lexington, KY 40517
(859) 233-0033

University of Kentucky
Salvation Army Clinic
537 W Main St.
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 252-7706, ext #309

For more mental health resources in the Lexington area, you can also contact the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental & Intellectual Disabilities at (502) 564-7702, or visit their website.

Lexington Supplemental Security Benefits

Individuals who are found eligible for SSD in Lexington may also be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicare and Medicaid. SSI helps pay for residential care and other daily needs, while Medicare and Medicaid cover medical costs. To learn more about applying for SSI, contact the Lexington SSA office at:

Social Security Administration
2260 Executive Dr.
Lexington, KY 40505
(866) 530-7754

To learn more about Medicaid and Medicare, contact:

Fayette County Health & Family Services
2050 Creative Dr., Ste. 160
Lexington, KY  40505
(859) 246-2070

Your Lexington Social Security Disability Claim

There’s no guarantee of disability benefits even with a well-documented case file; however, a Lexington Social Security attorney can increase your chances of being found eligible for SSD by walking you through the entire application process and handling any appeals that follow. As a disabled person, you have limited income, but there’s no need for financial worries when hiring a Lexington Social Security lawyer, as there are no upfront fees charged for their services. In fact, Lexington disability attorneys are only paid if you receive benefits, and even then, they receive just 25% (usually about $6,000) of the retroactive benefits you’re issued.

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 Lexington social security disability attorney.