Springfield Social Security Disability Resources

Springfield social security disability benefits are monthly federal payments paid to qualifying workers who are unable to work for at least 12 consecutive months as the result of a debilitating injury. If you are applying for social security disability in Springfield, MO you will find that while the application process may be quick – it can be completed online, in fact – the review and determination process can go on for months.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is responsible for reviewing the non-medical information in your Springfield social security disability case file while the Missouri Disability Determination Services (DDS) assumes responsibility for examining your medical records to determine if you qualify for benefits. To substantiate your disability claim, the DDS will contact a variety of sources including doctors, hospitals, schools and even your employer to gather enough medical evidence to make an informed decision on your Springfield social security disability case.

At the statewide level, less than a third of initial SSD cases are awarded. Of the ones that are denied and appealed, less than a quarter of the appeals are actually awarded. If you apply for social security disability benefits in Springfield and are denied, you too can appeal. If your appeal is also denied, you retain the right to ask that your disability case be heard by an administrative law judge in the Springfield hearing office. At the close of 2011, the Springfield office awarded nearly 43% of the SSD cases heard.

Springfield Health Resources

Your Springfield social security disability case hangs on your medical history. Documentation is needed to substantiate disability claim. As such, you should make sure that you are being treated by a licensed physician. If you do not have a regular treating physician or cannot afford to go to a doctor, there are health resources available to help you obtain the treatment you need. Springfield has several free/reduced-cost health facilities to service you:

The Kitchen Medical and Dental clinic
1630 N. Jefferson Ave
Springfield, MO, 65802
(417) 837-1504

Springfield-Greene County Health Department
227 East Chestnut Expressway
Springfield, MO 65802
(417) 864-1658

Family Medical Urgent Care Town & Country Shopping Center
2619 N. Kansas Expressway
Springfield, MO 65803
(417) 866-5550

4049 S. Campbell
Springfield, MO 65807
(417) 890-5550

The Woman’s Clinic
135 E. Lakewood, Suite 112
Springfield, MO 65810
(417) 887-5500

Cox Medical Center
3801 South National Avenue
Springfield, MO 65807
(417) 269-6000

Springfield Mental Health Resources

If you are in need of treatment for a mental illness that keeps you from being able to achieve gainful employment, there are mental health treatment facilities in Springfield that can service you.

Cox Health
217 E Walnut St # C
Springfield, MO 65806
(417) 761-5920

Ozarks Counseling Center
1550 E Battlefield St Ste A
Springfield, MO 65804
(417) 869-9011

Doctors Hospital of Springfield
2828 North National Avenue
Springfield, MO 65803
(417) 837-4000

Springfield Supplemental Benefits

The Federal social security disability benefit for an independent individual is $783 and $1,175 for a couple. The state of Missouri also provides a supplement to adult recipients of federal social security benefits, depending on applicable living arrangements (residential care or nursing home) additional payments can range from $156 to $292 per month.

Your Springfield Social Security Disability Claim

Starting a Springfield social security disability case is to a hard thing, but winning your disability case can be difficult. If you are unable to work to earn income during the process, the financial strain your family may have to endure can be devastating. Consider seeking the advice of a Springfield social security disability attorney.

Many Missouri SSD 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.