Reclaim Your Independence and Restore Your Life.
When you become disabled, it may feel like your world has turned upside down. You can no longer exert the same energy and activity as before, limiting your everyday routines and potentially costing you your employment. When you can no longer work due to a disability, you may find yourself wondering how you can support your household. However, you are not alone, and help is available to you and your family.
At Kerr Robichaux & Carroll, we’ve seen the remarkable difference receiving disability benefits has made in our clients’ lives firsthand. That is why our practice has one mission: maximizing benefits for every client.
We Are Your SSA Experts
The Social Security Administration regulates the federal programs under which individuals may receive disability benefits. The two main programs are Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD).
SSD serves disabled workers who have paid into the Social Security system through prior work experience. On the other hand, SSI is need-based for those who are disabled with limited income and few resources. Based on your situation, you may qualify for one or both programs. Both programs require proving that you meet Social Security's standard for what it means to be disabled while the respective initial eligibility criteria differ.
Do You Qualify for SSD or SSI?
Sometimes, people do not work for a long time before applying for disability benefits. It could be due to their health getting in the way of completing their paperwork or holding on to hope they would get better and return to work. If you are concerned that you waited too long to apply for benefits based on your work credits, please contact us to discuss your options.
We can utilize many strategies to communicate to Social Security that your problems started before your SSD insured status expired. We can help you determine the date you were last insured for disability if ever, based on your work history.
The process of claiming disability benefits under either SSD or SSI programs can be confusing, and the application and appeal process can be lengthy. In addition, claims are subject to a tangle of red tape, and restrictions can put applicants at a disadvantage. As a result, some people wait years before receiving the disability benefits needed to live comfortably. We can help with that process.
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 can offer invaluable services and the comprehensive support you need to help you achieve your best possible result.
Being unable to work and losing the ability to support yourself and your family can be devastating.
At Kerr Robichaux & Carroll, we know the significant impact that receiving disability benefits can have on our clients' lives. This is why our practice is devoted to one thing: maximizing benefits for every client.
We Make a Difference When You Need It Most.
There are many steps along the way to obtaining disability benefits, and we know the claims process like the back of our hands.
Our team will work to make this difficult time more bearable by ensuring your filing process is as stress-free as possible.
In all cases, we will work with you throughout the entire process, including:
- Determining which federal program or programs you qualify for
- Securing the correct documentation to support your application
- Filing the necessary paperwork
- Meeting important deadlines
- Appealing a claim that has been denied
- Representing you at your hearing with an Administrative Law Judge
Because of the complexities of the application process, too many deserving people delay applying for benefits or give up after a denial. We will not let that happen to you. At Kerr Robichaux & Carroll, we strive to serve the disabled community of Portland and make a difference. We genuinely care about your future, and nothing stops us from getting you the benefits you deserve.
Community Resources in Portland, OR
For some, the lengthy wait for disability benefits can leave them in a state of desperation. However, if you are in a time of immediate need, there are resources in Portland ready to serve you. Remember that if you are struggling, there is no shame in accepting the available aid. Organizations in Multnomah County that can help include:
Phone #: (503) 239-1224
Provides: Food, Groceries, Clothing and Furniture, Emergency Services, Limited Financial Assistance (When Funds Available), Referrals, Utility Assistance, Prescription Medication Assistance.
We Provide You Support So You Can Move Forward. Call Kerr Robichaux & Carroll Today.
At Kerr Robichaux & Carroll, we are dedicated to helping our clients, and we'll go to great lengths to ensure that you get the benefits you deserve. If you seek help with your disability claim from an experienced team of Social Security Disability lawyers, contact us today. Our team will guide you through the claims and appeals process every step of the way. Call (503) 255-9092 or fill out the contact form below to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.
See what our clients have to say
I feel so blessed to have found this firm of attorneys. They walked me through the arduous process of applying for and getting disability. With their help, I qualified very quickly. Thank you so much!
From the first phone call to the last I was treated like a human being. The personnel were thoughtful and validating, they were patient and kind. Not all disability attorneys or firms will return calls and offer guidance, this one does. I know I made the right choice. Thank you KRC!
Thank you for getting me my disability. I've had another firm try and they hardly talked to me. Not the case with these guys! They found that the other firm was just sitting on my case and making me do all the work. I will recommend this firm to some of my friends who are doing the same as me. Thank you again so much Kerr Robichaux and Carroll!