Reno social security disability benefits are paid to workers who have suffered a qualifying debilitating injury that prohibits them from securing gainful employment for at least 12 months. In the state of Nevada, the Social Security Administration (SSA) charges the Bureau of Disability Adjudication with reviewing Reno social security disability claims and determining if you are eligible to receive social security disability benefits based on findings in both your application and medical records. If the medical review panel with the Bureau finds that there is sufficient medical evidence to support your Reno social security disability claim, the Bureau may recommend to the SSA that your social security disability claim be approved. If there is not enough medical evidence to support your claim, one of three things may occur: you may have to provide more medical evidence of your disability; you may be required to undergo a medical examination by an affiliated, state-paid physician; or your Reno social security disability claim may be denied altogether.
If your claim is denied, you are not alone. Nearly 70% of all initial social security disability claims in the state of Nevada are denied. You do have the opportunity to appeal the decision and ask that the Bureau reconsider your Reno social security disability claim. When you appeal, your case goes back to the Bureau of Disability Adjudication and is reviewed by a separate medical review panel. If your claim is denied a second time, you may request that your case be heard by an administration law judge at the Reno hearing office. At the hearing level, 43% of the cases heard are awarded.
Reno Health Resources
When preparing your Reno social security disability case, you will be responsible for making sure that your medical records are complete and up to date. It is generally a good idea to get medical attention as soon as you suffer an injury. The more information you have documented in your medical file supporting your disability claim, the better your chances of being awarded Reno social security disability benefits.
If you are not currently under the care of a doctor or are in need of reduced-cost and free health care options, the following Reno health care facilities may be of service to you.
Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center
235 West 6th Street
Reno, NV 89503
Reno Area Mental Health Resources
Access to adequate Reno mental health care is important for anyone suffering from a debilitating mental illness. If you need assistance with mental health issues which have affected your ability to work, there are Reno mental health facilities that can service you.
Center for Behavioral Health
160 Hubbard Way
Reno, NV, 89502
850 Mill St
Reno, NV, 89502
Reno Supplemental Social Security Benefits
The Federal social security disability benefit for an independent individual is $841 and $1,261 for a couple. A supplemental state benefit may also be available for you if you are aged or blind and qualify for supplemental security income.
When to Find a Reno Social Security Disability Attorney
Filing a social security claim can be a tedious process. If you apply for Reno social security disability then end up having to file an appeal, the process from start to finish could last well over a year. Being able to expedite the application and decision process can keep you from running into unnecessary financial distress. A good Reno social security disability attorney can help get you through the process more quickly and improve your chances of being awarded benefits.
Many attorneys will only charge a fee if they win your case. If your attorney wins, a standard fee of 25% of your award is collected from retroactive benefits. The maximum an attorney can collect is $6,000.