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Disability Evaluation

Social Security Disability Evaluation

For both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) applicants who have met the work experience and earnings requirements for benefits and for SSI applicants, the primary hurdle to overcome will be the disability evaluation. You need to prove a disability severe enough to keep you from working under the criteria established by the Social Security Administration. Contact the law office of SSDI attorney Ward Harper for a free evaluation of your right to disability benefits, and the representation that can help you establish your claim.

Ward Harper's success rate in Social Security claims is 99% since January 2001. Not quite perfect, but pretty close. This reflects his experience and resourcefulness in establishing your eligibility for benefits under each of the disability criteria that your case must satisfy:

  • Are you working now? Or in SSDI terms, "performing substantial gainful activity"? If so, your claim fails. If not, move to the next question.
  • Do you have a medically severe impairment that affects your ability to work? If you have a mental or physical impairment that meets a complicated set of medical criteria, your claim wins. If not, move to the next question.
  • Can you perform past relevant work? If so, you lose. If not, move to the next question.
  • Are there any jobs in the American economy that you can perform despite your medical impairment? If so, you lose. If not, you win.

As you can see, each of the last three points listed above can be a fairly complicated question that can only be answered through rather technical evidence. At Ward Harper, Attorney at Law, we can usually prove your case through your own medical records and the testimony of your treating physicians. Once we take your case, we do everything. This includes obtaining medical records and writing to your doctors. You do not have to pay for the cost for these copies or evaluations unless and until we win. So leave the work to us.

The Social Security disability evaluation essentially considers your ability to work despite your physical impairment, condition of chronic illness, or mental disability. Our ability to establish our clients' right to SSDI benefits against both the medical criteria and the vocational standards can help you just as we have helped hundreds of other Utah clients. For a free consultation about your SSDI claim, contact Salt Lake City disability benefits lawyer Ward Harper.

Every legal matter is different. The outcome of each legal case depends upon many factors, including the facts of the case. An attorney's success in past legal matters should not be relied upon to predict a successful outcome in your own case.

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4001 South 700 East, Suite 500
Salt Lake City, UT

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Sandy, UT 84090

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