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Topeka Social Security Disability Resources

You can submit your application to the SSA either online or at a local field office. Once your application has been received, the SSA will review your non-medical qualifications before sending your file to the Kansas Disability Determination Services (DDS) for medical review. The DDS will use information obtained from your doctor to assess the severity of your injury and your expected recovery time. If there is enough information supplied by your doctor, employer or other credible source to substantiate your disability claim, the DDS will advise the SSA accordingly. If not, the DDS may request that you be seen by an affiliate doctor and undergo a state-paid medical examination to provide further evidence of your disability.

By the end of 2011, the state of Kansas awarded only about one-third of initial social security disability claims. Further, the state currently carries an 84% deny rate when it comes to first appeals. If both your initial claim and appeal are denied, you can ask to have your case heard by an administrative law judge (ALJ) at the Topeka hearing office. Even at the hearing level, less than 30% of Topeka social security disability claims were awarded.

Topeka Health Resources

It is important that your doctor is able to present a complete medical history of your injury. Help to improve the chances of winning your Topeka social security disability case by getting treatment as soon as you are injured. If you are not being treated by a doctor and need access to free or reduced-cost health care in Topeka, there are resources available to assist you.

Marian Clinic
The Medical Plaza Building
1001 SW Garfield Ave.
Topeka, KS 66604
(785) 233-8081

California Clinic
2025 SE California
Topeka, KS 66607
(785) 368-2000

Shawnee County Main Clinic
1615 SW 8th
Topeka, KS 66606
(785) 368-2000

Shawnee County Community Health Center,br/> Greggory Van Sickle - Robert B. Thorn Building
2115 SW 10th
Topeka, KS 66604
(785) 368-2000

Topeka Area Mental Health Resources

If your impairment is of a mental nature and it prevents you from working for at least 12 months, you may qualify for social security disability in Topeka. There are mental health resources available for your use in Topeka.

Shawnee County Behavioral Health
1615 SW 8th Ave.
Topeka, KS 66606
(785) 368-2118

Valeo Behavioral Health Care
330 Oakley (Northwest Entrance)
Present at East Entrance after 5pm
Topeka, KS 66606
(785) 783-7532

Topeka Supplemental Social Security Benefits

The Federal social security disability benefit for an independent individual is $783 and $1,175 for a couple.

When to Find a Topeka Social Security Disability Attorney

If you apply for social security disability benefits in Topeka and your initial claim is denied, you can participate in the appeals process. Doing so, however, takes time and can stretch the duration of your case beyond the one-year mark. You may benefit from the guidance of a Topeka social security disability attorney.

Your Topeka SSD lawyer will often provide free initial consultations and typically 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 a Topeka disability lawyer.