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Seattle Social Security Disability Lawyers That Win the Tough Cases

Thousands of Social Security Cases Handled for Clients Throughout the Pacific Northwest. No Fee Unless We Win Your Case.

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Tramper
KRC was the 3rd law firm I went to and they finally got my disability for me. Very pleased with their service.
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Lance
Always courteous. Responsive to my questions. This firm found ways to help me when the other firms I had spoken with could not.

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Seattle's Premier Disability Law Firm

At Kerr Robichaux & Carroll, we are more than simply your lawyer. We are your partner in this process, dedicated to ensuring that you receive the benefits you deserve.

We Stop At Nothing

We have dedicated our careers
to fighting for benefits for those who need it most. We fight hard and won’t stop until you’ve received the benefits you need and deserve.

We Help the Pacific Northwest

Our entire team is committed to providing exceptional service to people in Seattle and the greater Northwest who are disabled and in need of benefits.

No Upfront Costs

We do not charge a retainer and work on a contingency basis. You only pay us if we win your case and you receive back pay.

We Know Social Security Disability Law

Social Security benefits are what we do. Turn to our experienced attorneys when you need someone on your side who will fight for what is right for you.
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Lisa
Always courteous and responsive. This firm found ways to help me when the other firms could not .
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WE'LL HELP YOU GET THE

BENEFITS YOU NEED

Becoming disabled can be an emotionally trying experience that threatens your health, career, and livelihood.
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YOU ARE NOT ALONE

If You Need Benefits, We Can Help

If you or a loved one are considering applying for Social Security Disability benefits or appealing a denial of benefits, our experienced team at Kerr Robichaux & Carroll will provide the support and expertise you need to help achieve the best possible result.
  • What are my chances of getting SSD Benefits?

    There are few guarantees in life. No one can promise an outcome in a Social Security case. Some factors help your chances significantly. It helps to:

    • Be at least 50 years old as of the date you became disabled
    • Have strong evidence of your physical and mental health conditions and limitations
    • Have a strong work history or well-documented attempts to work despite your conditions and restrictions

    While these factors do help, we understand they might not be present in many cases. We win all types of cases, including those for younger clients who've never been able to work and have had limited access to health care.

  • How Does the Social Security Administration Evaluate Disabilities?

    When you apply for Social Security disability benefits, the SSA uses the information in your application to obtain evidence from your physicians, as well as former employers, acquaintances, and family members. The SSA then uses a five-step procedure for assessing whether a claimant is disabled. As part of the procedure, the Social Security Administration asks the following questions:

    • Are you performing substantial gainful activity?
    • Is your impairment severe?
    • Does your impairment meet or equal the Social Security Listing of Impairments?
    • Is it possible for you to return to your prior work?
    • Are you able to do other work?
  • Why Does Social Security Consider My Age in Determining My Eligibility?

    In general, benefits are often easier to get for workers over the age of 50. The Social Security Act has various standards for different ages to meet the additional challenges that older employees experience when applying for new roles. The Social Security Act and regulations view younger workers as having an easier transition to a new field of employment than older workers. We serve clients of all ages, and no one should believe that they will not be eligible for disability benefits because of their age.

  • I Have A Child That Is Disabled. Can They Get Social Security Benefits?

    Children's Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is for children under 18 who are disabled. SSI is a public assistance program, and there are strict income and resource requirements that can reduce or eliminate an individual's eligibility.

    Disabled Adult Child's Benefits (often referred to as CDB or Childhood Disability Benefits) are available to unmarried individuals who became disabled before age 22, and who have at least one parent who is receiving SSD; who is receiving Social Security Retirement (SSR) benefits; or who is deceased and had been eligible to receive SSD or SSR benefits. Payments are based on the earnings record of the parent.

  • How Much Can I Expect to Receive if I Am Awarded Benefits?

    SSD, DWB, and CDB benefits are calculated monthly depending on the worker's wage history. They are calculated using a complex method that considers the worker's lifetime wages, the date the claimant became disabled, and the date the claimant last worked. Because SSI is a public assistance program, any assets or earnings may lower your monthly payment. (This applies to whatever SSD, DWB, or CDB is awarded.)

  • If I Get Approved, How Far Back Will My Benefits Go?

    The amount of time your benefits will go back depends on the type of claim you submitted, when you filed it, and when your disability began. If you apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), your benefits will start the first day of the month after your application. Applicants may be eligible for benefits for up to one year before the day they applied for Social Security Impairment (SSD) or Disabled Widow's/Benefits Widower's (DWB), but only after five complete months have passed since the disability began. You may be eligible for payments for up to six months before filing for Childhood Disability Benefits (CDB). Initial applications may be reopened in some instances, resulting in an award of back pay over the restrictions stated above.

  • Why Was My Social Security Denied?

    The majority of disability applicants are denied in the first round. If your claim is denied, you must file an appeal by the deadline, or you will have to start the application process over. Applicants have sixty (60) days to appeal a denial in most cases. You may be able to argue that you have a valid reason for missing a deadline in specific circumstances. In rare circumstances, the Social Security Administration will review a previously refused application that was not appealed.

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We Make a Difference When You Need It Most

There are many steps along the road to obtaining disability benefits. We'll help guide you through the journey to getting the benefits you need.

Only Pay If We Win Your Claim

You only pay us if and when we win your case and you are awarded back pay.

We Accept Cases at All Stages

We accept cases at all stages in the Social Security Disability process, no matter how challenging.

1000's Of Social Security Cases

We have helped thousands of people with their Social Security Disability claims throughout the Pacific Northwest.
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At Kerr Robichaux & Carroll, we take pride in putting our legal expertise to work for the disabled community of Seattle and ensuring that they receive the benefits they are entitled to. No matter how complicated your case may be, our attorneys have the knowledge in complex medical, vocational, and procedural issues necessary to secure the best result for you and your family.

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