You may qualify to receive Social Security Disability benefits in Olathe, KS if you are an eligible worker who has sustained a physical or mental injury that prevents you from working for at least one full year. In considering your Olathe Social Security Disability case, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will require both medical and non-medical proof of your eligibility to participate in the federal disability program.
You can submit your application to the SSA either online or by visiting a local Kansas SSA field office. There the SSA will review your application to make sure you have earned enough work credits from a covered employer as well as verify your income, work history, skill level and education before forwarding your case file over to the Kansas Disability Determination Services (DDS) for a medical review. The disability examiners at the DDS will use the information from your doctor, employer, school and other credible sources to determine if there is enough evidence available to support your Olathe Social Security Disability claim.
The U.S. Social Security Administration reports that currently less than 30% of initial Social Security Disability claims are awarded in the state of Kansas. If your claim is denied, you have the right to request a reconsideration of your case within 65 days of the date on the decision letter. If your appeal is denied, you can ask that your Olathe Social Security Disability case be heard by an administrative law judge (ALJ) at the Kansas City SSD hearing office. Recent numbers from the SSA report that 43.6% of the Social Security Disability cases heard in that office are awarded.
Olathe Health Resources
Because your medical records play such a significant role in the how your Olathe Social Security Disability case is decided, it is important that you seek medical treatment for your disability as soon as you are injured. If you are in need of medical treatment but are unable to afford health care, there are free and reduced-cost health care facilities in the Olathe area that would be of service to you.
Johnson County Health Department
6000 Lamar, Ste. 140
Mission, KS 66202
Mahaffie Medical Plaza
18695 W 151st St.
Olathe, KS 66062
Olathe Medical Center
20333 W. 151st St.
Olathe, KS 66061
Olathe Mental Health Resources
If you are suffering from a mental illness which prevents you from performing the essential functions of a job, you need to seek treatment from a mental health professional in the Olathe area.
Olathe Office / Regional Prevention Center
1125 W. Spruce St.
Olathe, Kansas 66061
Kansas City Free Health Clinic
Kansas City, MO 64111
Olathe State Supplemental Social Security Benefits
The Federal Social Security Disability benefit for an independent individual is $841 and $1,261 for a couple.
When to Find a Olathe Social Security Disability Attorney
Your Olathe Social Security Disability case can be a lengthy process. More than 70% of initial claims must be appealed and even then the chances of having your case awarded are very slim. That said, the review process for your Social Security case can extend well past the one-year mark. Despite the fact that most Olathe Social Security Disability claims are denied, many people still don’t to seek legal counsel. However, getting help from an experienced Social Security Disability attorney in Olathe may prove most beneficial in winning your case.
Working with a Kansas SSD attorney to expedite your Olathe Social Security Disability case may be in your best interest. Kansas disability attorneys often provide free initial consultations and don’t charge you a fee unless they win your case. If your attorney wins, a standard fee of 25% of your award is collected from past due benefits or through a fee petition. The maximum an attorney can collect is $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 an Olathe disability lawyer.