When an injury, illness, or disability prevents you from working, obtaining the benefits to which you are rightfully entitled can be challenging. Whether pursuing Social Security Disability benefits or private long-term or short-term disability benefits, our lawyers at Copple, Rockey, McKeever & Schlecht P.C., L.L.O., have the experience and diligence to effectively guide you through this bureaucratic process.
With offices in Norfolk and Omaha, our disability law attorneys handle Social Security Disability and disability insurance claims for individuals and families throughout Nebraska. We understand how frustrating it can be for clients when they follow the rules, yet still face benefit denial. Unfortunately, many claims are initially denied. It is critical to act quickly to enlist the services of an experienced attorney who can guide you through the process. Call our firm at 402-371-4300 to get started.
Social Security Disability (SSD)
When suffering from an illness or disability that prevents you from working for a period of 12 months, or is expected to be terminal, you may be eligible to receive income benefits through Social Security Disability. In addition to demonstrating the extent of your medical condition, in order to be eligible for SSD benefits, you must also have worked a certain number of years prior to becoming disabled (and contributed to the Social Security system through regular payroll deductions). However, individuals who have not worked enough years prior to becoming disabled may still be eligible for monthly income benefits through Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
Attorneys at Copple, Rockey, McKeever & Schlecht P.C., L.L.O., can help you ensure your claim is properly documented and guide you through the process — whether you are submitting your initial application or need assistance with an SSD appeal.
Private Disability Law: Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
In addition to being eligible for SSD benefits, if an illness or disability renders you from working, you may be eligible for private disability benefits either through an employment-based disability policy (an ERISA-based disability policy), or through a private disability policy you purchased. Obtaining short- or long-term disability benefits through either avenue can be an overwhelming process that is frequently more successful when guided by an experienced attorney.
Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to effectively represent your interests when applying for short-term disability or long-term disability benefits in Nebraska. We understand the law, know how to analyze complex policies, and have the skill to effectively guide you through challenging application and appellate procedures.
Our attorneys are focused on the needs of each client. Whether you need assistance with SSD benefits or private disability insurance claims, we are dedicated to helping you through the process. Call 402-371-4300 or contact Copple, Rockey, McKeever & Schlecht P.C., L.L.O., through the form on this page to arrange a consultation. Our firm serves clients throughout Nebraska, including Norfolk, Omaha, Lincoln, and other areas.