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COLORADO DISABILITY BENEFITS

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WINNING DISABILITY BENEFITS IN COLORADO

Cannon Disability Law helps hundreds of disability 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 administrative law judges at the hearing office that is nearest you. We can help you file for Colorado disability 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. To plan your trip by bus or public transit, visit the RTD trip planner.

If you can no longer work due to a disability, you need to replace your income. We can help you do that. Our office will help you file your application for disability online at 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 Social Security Administration, we will also help you appeal any SSA denials. We will also file your request for reconsideration and request a hearing for you when the time comes. Find out more about how to file an appeal of an SSA denial here.

WE HELP YOU COLLECT MEDICAL RECORDS IN COLORADO

At Cannon Disability Law, 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 an epidural steroid injection. 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 strongest legal arguments that support your disability claim.

If you do not have health insurance, you still need to see a medical provider. On this website, we offer a list of free and low cost healthcare resources in ColoradoIt is best to contact clinics and providers on the list and ask them their 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 is free.

You can also apply for Medicaid benefits in Colorado. Medicaid benefits provide healthcare coverage for people who qualify as low income. Find out more information here about Medicaid benefits.

OUR LAW FIRM PREPARES YOU FOR YOUR DAY IN COURT

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 how to answer the judge’s questions and explain how your disability is preventing you from performing full-time work.  When you apply for disability benefits, you need a law firm who understands disability law and has won thousands of disability claims.

The SSA denies 70% of disability cases, often without taking into account the combination of your disabling impairments or reviewing 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 disability case to the SSA Judge.

WE CAN HELP YOU APPLY FOR SSD & SSI DISABILITY IN COLORADO 

If you live in Colorado and need disability benefits, ​contacting us is free. Call 800-732-2323. We can tell you over the phone whether you qualify for disability 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 disability 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 addresses below.

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

WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOU GO TO YOUR COLORADO SSA OFFICE

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 for 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 guaranteed a long wait in line.

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

HOW DO WE WIN YOUR COLORADO DISABILITY BENEFITS?

​Qualifying disabilities can be both physical and mental. For example, you may be a person who has chronic back pain from arthritis. Or, you may have even undergone multiple lumbar surgeries or a neck fusion.

While you may think that your spinal impairments are the only reason you cannot work, chronic pain often results in mental impairments, such as depression or anxiety. Mental symptoms also impair your ability to work.

Below you will find a list of mental impairments that can result in winning disability benefits:

Mental impairments, even if they create moderate symptoms are important to your case. These impairments can impact your memory and concentration at work. Sometimes, mental symptoms make the difference between winning and losing your disability case. Mental disorders can also cause psychotic symptoms. Likewise, your symptoms can make it difficult to get along with family and friends.

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS THAT RESULT IN COLORADO DISABILITY BENEFITS

The SSA has specific criteria that must be met in order to be eligible for disability benefits. Below are some examples of physical disabilities that may qualify you for Social Security Disability. Likewise, these same conditions may qualify you for Supplemental Security Income benefits:

MEDICAL VOCATIONAL GUIDELINES FOR COLORADO DISABILITY

Your mental symptoms are important. The SSA, for instance, must look at the combination of all of your impairments to see if they prevent you from working. Therefore, that includes any mental symptoms that may stem from your physical impairments.

Your physical and mental impairments, combined with your education and skill level from your past work, may qualify you for disability benefits. When the SSA looks at your case, they might evaluate it under their special rules.

These rules are known as the Medical Vocational Guidelines or the “GRIDS.” The GRIDS are helpful to disabled individuals whose impairment does not meet or equal a listing. However, their disability still prevents them from working.

Some people are unable to work due to adverse factors such as advanced age, the inability to learn new work skills, or lack of education. To learn more about qualifying for disability benefits, see our page about the Medical Vocational Guidelines.  Also, if you are over 50 years old, read about how we help people who are over 50 years old obtain disability benefits.

CANNON DISABILITY LAW IN COLORADO

Cannon Disability Law is one of the best Social Security Disability firms in Colorado. Thousands of our clients, for example, win their Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits with us.

Because, we help our clients apply for Social Security Disability and SSI benefits. You can start with representation at the application stage of your case. This is important, because it prevents mistakes in your application. Become our client by contacting us today. You can also review our client paperwork on our Fee Agreement and Important Forms page.

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 60 years of legal expertise in obtaining disability benefits.

Dianna Cannon represents clients throughout Colorado. Her law firm, Cannon Disability Law, is one of the top rated disability law firms in the West. For instance, in the past 30 years, her firm has won over 20,000 SSI and SSDI cases. This amounts to winning over $100 million in ongoing and past-due disability benefits for her clients.

Hire Cannon Disability Law in Colorado today. We offer a free consultation.  Contact us today using our Contact Page. We work on a contingency fee basis. It should be easy to hire a good attorney. We want to be your Colorado disability team.

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