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Cannon Disability Law helps hundreds of clients in Colorado every year. Our clients live throughout Colorado, but we mostly represent clients in Denver, Grand Junction, and the Colorado Springs area. We represent all of our Colorado clients in hearings before judges at the hearing office that is nearest you. We can help you file for Colorado SSD and SSI benefits today.

The Denver Office of Hearings Operations (OHO) is located at 1244 Speer Boulevard, Denver, Colorado, 80204. The hearing office is served by RTD bus number 9 stopping at the West 13th Avenue and Elati Street bus stop. If you need to plan your trip by bus or public transit, then visit the RTD trip planner.

SSD benefits can be a life saver. If you can no longer work due to your physical or mental illness, then you need to replace your income. We can help you do that. Our office will help you file your application for benefits online on the Social Security website. Our goal is to help you every step of the way and that includes filing your initial application.

If you hire us to represent you before the SSA, then we will help you appeal any SSA denials. Additionally, we will request a hearing for you when the time comes. Find out more about how to file an appeal of an SSA denial.


At our law firm, we help you collect your medical records. We recommend that you collect your medical records now. Always keep a copy of your records. Especially keep a copy if you have surgery or a procedure.

For example, keep a copy of the notes from a surgery. Likewise, keep copies of MRI’s, X-ray reports, CT scans, and other tests. Our goal is to use your medical records to make the best legal arguments that support your benefits claim.

If you do not have health insurance, you still need to see a doctor. On this website, we offer a list of free and low cost medical resources in ColoradoIt is best to contact clinics and doctors on the list and ask them about their payment options. If you do not have medical insurance, there are some doctors who will accept cash or a payment plan. Also, some clinics and treatment offer free care.

You can also apply for Medicaid benefits in Colorado. Medicaid benefits provide health insurance coverage for people who qualify as low income. Find out more information here about Medicaid benefits.  If you win SSD benefits, those come with Medicare benefits. Medicare benefits are also health insurance. However, they don’t start until after you win benefits and a waiting period has passed.


One of the things that makes us different from other firms is that we help you before you meet the judge. We prepare you to be a witness in court. Before court starts you will know what type of questions the judge will ask. You will also know how to answer the judge’s questions. You will also know how to explain how your physical and mental conditions are keeping you from working.

When you apply for benefits, you need a law firm who understands the law. Likewise, you want an attorney who has won thousands of SSD and SSI claims. We are that law firm.

The SSA denies 70% of SSD and SSI cases, often without taking into account the combination of your physical and mental conditions. Likewise, they may not review all of your medical records. That is why our law firm has been fighting against the SSA’s decisions for over 30 years. You need a team that is on your side and who will best present your SSD case to the SSA Judge.


If you live in Colorado and need SSD and SSI benefits, contact us. It is free. We can tell you over the phone whether you qualify for benefits.  It does not cost anything to call us or to become our client.

Additionally, you will not owe an attorney fee until we win your case.  If you are wondering how to apply for benefits, call us. Or, in Colorado, for example, you can apply for SSD and SSI benefits by calling 1-800-772-1213. You can also apply online at the Social Security website or by visiting a local field office at the locations below.

The SSA in Colorado has 17 offices located throughout the state to serve you. Make an appointment before you visit.


You can use the list above to find the Social Security office that is near your home. It is also a wise decision to call ahead and make an appointment with the office you plan to visit. You do not want to end up in a long line. If you go without an appointment, then you are almost sure to have a long wait. Some people arrive prior to the office opens. Then, they line up and wait. If you go early, then you may not have to wait so long.

Before you go to your local office, come prepared with all of the documents you need to file your application. If you have questions about what documents you need to bring, then you can find that information on the SSA website. In fact, much of the information you need can be found on their website.

Obviously, it is always better to file an application for SSD benefits online. If you go to the SSA website, then all you have to do is follow the directions. Even if you don’t have all of the information you need, you can still start the application. The first few pages of the online application require basic information, like your name and address. Once you fill in the basics, the website will give you a “re-entry” number. You can return to the website, type in the number, and finish the application when you have all the information.


You can be unable to work due to both physical conditions and mental conditions. For example, you may be a person who has chronic back pain. Or, you may have even had multiple back operations or a neck fusion.

While you may think that your spinal condition is the only reason you cannot work, chronic pain often results in mental symptoms. For example, chronic pain can cause low mood and anxiety. Mental symptoms also impair your ability to work.

Below you will find a list of mental conditions that can result in winning SSD and SSI benefits:

Mental illness, even if it creates minor symptoms, is important to your case. Why? Because mental conditions can impact your memory. Also, they can prevent your ability to concentrate on work tasks. For example, if you can’t follow instructions, you will make mistakes at work. Additionally, some mental symptoms can make the difference between winning and losing your SSD and SSI benefits. Mental illness symptoms can also make it difficult to get along with family and friends. Likewise, you might not be able to get along with your boss.

The SSA looks at mental symptoms under Part A. Then, they look at how severe those symptoms are under Part B of the listing. Learn more about SSA’s Part B rules for mental illness.


The SSA has specific rules that must be met in order to win SSD and SSI benefits. Below are some examples of physical conditions that may qualify you for Social Security benefits. Likewise, these same medical conditions may qualify you for Supplemental Security Income benefits:


Your mental symptoms are important to your case. The SSA, for instance, looks at the combination of your medical conditions to see if they prevent you from working. Therefore, that includes any mental symptoms that may stem from your physical conditions. It also includes mental conditions that require treatment on their own.

Your physical and mental conditions, along with your education and skill level from your past work, may qualify you for benefits. When the SSA looks at your case they might use their special rules to see if you deserve benefits.

These rules are known as the Medical Vocational Guidelines or the GRIDS. The GRIDS help older individuals whose medical condition does not meet or equal a listing. However, their physical or mental illness still prevents them from working.

Some people are unable to work due to adverse factors such as advanced age. Another issue that causes people to be unable to work is being unable to learn new work skills. Similarly, they may have a lack of education. If you want to learn more about SSD and SSI benefits, then read our page about the Medical Vocational Guidelines.  Also, if you are over 50 years old, learn how we help people over 50 years old obtain their benefits.


Our law firm is one of the best Social Security firms in Colorado. Thousands of our clients, for example, win their SSD and Supplemental Security Income benefits with us. Because, we help our clients apply for SSD and SSI benefits.

For example, when you hire us, we will help you at the application stage of your case. This is important, because it prevents mistakes in your application. Become our client by calling us today. You can also review our client paperwork on our Fee Agreement and Important Forms.

Next, we will appeal your case if you are denied benefits. After that, we will request a hearing for you. Additionally, we meet with our clients before the hearing. Our job is to help you understand the questions you will be asked by the Judge. We have over 30 years of legal experience winning SSD and SSI benefits in Colorado and other western states.


Our law firm is one of the top rated Social Security law firms in the West. For example, in the past 30 years, our firm has won over 20,000 SSI and SSDI cases. Therefore, this amounts to winning over $100 million in ongoing and past due SSD benefits for her clients. Dianna Cannon helps clients throughout Colorado. Likewise, both Brett Bunkall and Andria Summers have legal experience helping clients win benefits.

We also offer a free review of your case. Therefore, hire us in Colorado today. Contact us today using our Contact Page. Also, we only charge an attorney fee if we win your case. Therefore, if we do not win you benefits, you do not pay an attorney fee. If we win your benefits, then our attorney fee comes out of your back benefit. Learn more about attorney fees in SSD cases.

It should be easy to hire a good attorney with the legal experience you need to win benefits. If you call us, then you can see if we are the right firm for you. We want to be your Colorado disability team. Therefore, give us a call today and put our legal experience to work for you.

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