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Many people contact our office asking whether they should file an application for Social Security benefits or Supplemental Security Income. Typically, they wonder if they will qualify for benefits. But they also wonder if they should wait to file for benefits.  After all, many people are injured and think they will recover and return to work. Or, they become ill, but believe they will soon get better.

Whether you have suffered a serious job injury or have a chronic disease, every day you wait to file for SSD benefits is a day that you lose money.

SSD benefits are available one year prior to the date of application, as long as you were not working during that past year. SSI benefits are available on the date of application, but not prior to the date of the application.

If you stop working and fail to apply, then your “insurance” with the SSA program runs out. If your insurance runs out, then you have a “date last insured” problem. This means, you must prove you were disabled in the past, when you last had insurance with the program. Learn more about your date last insured or the date you last had insurance through the SSD program.

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Therefore, it is important to file for SSD benefits as soon as you think you may have a period to time off work or you don’t know when you may be able to return to work because of your medical condition.

Applying for SSD benefits is not a hard thing to do.  It can be done online at the Social Security website. Also, we can help you file your application. Learn more about SSA’s five step review process for winning SSD benefits.

You can also call Social Security to begin your application over the phone. If you are in doubt about whether you should apply, then call our office. It is free. You can talk to one of our legal experts.  They will answer your questions. We can help you if you have a medical condition that prevents you from working.


If you have a severe medical condition, then Cannon Disability offers a free review of your benefits. But, what does this mean?

For most people who want to become clients, it means we will talk to you about your Social Security case over the phone. We will not charge you to examine the merits of your case. Most lawyers do charge a fee to review your case. We do not.

Please understand, however, that providing a free review is not the same thing as accepting your case. We examine the merits of your case based upon the facts you give us.

Sometimes, we will request that you send us medical records or a copy of your SSA paperwork. We do this so we can understand the details of your case. Even if we ask for more information, it does not mean we accept your case or that we are your attorney.

You will know if you hire our legal team because we will send you our contract to sign. We will also send you other Social Security paperwork to fill out. Return your paperwork to us as soon as possible.

If you do not sign and send the paperwork back, then we are not yet your law firm. We will send you a stamped envelope to send the paperwork back to us.


If you are seeking Social Security benefits, then you should hire an attorney. An attorney can help you apply for SSD and SSI benefits. Studies show that you are three times more likely to win benefits if you hire an attorney.

In order to hire our law firm, all you need to do is call us or contact us. We offer a free review of benefits over the phone. And, it doesn’t cost anything to call us.

Better yet, it also doesn’t cost you any upfront money to hire us. Why? Because you only pay us an attorney fee if we win your case. It means if we win your SSD case, then you pay the attorney fee out of your back benefits. If you do not win benefits, then there will be no attorney fee to pay.

The attorney fee has a cap or a limit of $7200. The SSA sets the limit of the attorney fee at 25% of the back benefit or the attorney fee cap. When you win benefits, you pay whatever amount is less. Learn more about attorney fees in SSD cases.


The costs of a Social Security claim is the same for any medical condition. If there are costs in your case, then you pay those bills. But typically those costs are less than $100. The costs in any case are usually getting medical records. We try to keep your costs to a minimum.

Once we win your case, the payment of your attorney fee comes from your back benefit. This is unusual, because to hire most lawyers, you have to pay the attorney fee upfront. We don’t work like that.

You don’t have a job. So, the only way to pay us, is for us to win your case. That is our goal. We will also try to win your past due SSD benefits. Likewise, if you have a prior application to reopen, we will do that too. Call today. See what we can do for you.

Additionally, we represent clients in many states. For example, we have clients in Nevada, Utah, and Idaho. We also represent clients in Colorado. Learn more about Colorado SSD benefits. Also, find out more about Nevada SSD benefits.

You can also learn more about Utah SSDI and SSI benefits. Additionally, we have information about California SSD benefits. No matter where you live, we will answer your questions about your Social Security benefits. We want to be your legal team. If you have questions about benefits, then give us a call today.


If you want to learn more about the lawyers and staff at or law firm, then read our About Us page. There you will find more information about each of us. For example, Andria Summers can help you with your Medicare plan. Likewise, she has also won thousands of SSDI and SSI cases.

Dianna Cannon has many years of legal experience helping her clients win SSDI and SSI benefits. She has been an attorney for thirty years. Ms. Cannon also has bar licenses in a number of states. For example, she has a law license in California, Utah, Nevada, and Washington State. She also has experience taking cases to the Appeals Council and Federal Court.

Additionally, Brett Bunkall also has years of legal experience helping people obtain their SSI and SSD benefits. Mr. Bunkall has won thousands of Social Security hearings. He is an expert in SSD law. Similarly, all of our staff and lawyers are experts in Social Security law. You can trust us to help you receive Social Security benefits.

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