COLORADO DISABILITY BENEFITS
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 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 your physical or mental illness, you need to replace your income. We can help you do that. Our office will help you file your application for benefits 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. 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 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 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 healthcare resources in Colorado. It 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 the waiting period has passed.
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. 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.
WE CAN HELP YOU APPLY FOR SSD & SSI DISABILITY IN COLORADO
If you live in Colorado and need SSD and SSI benefits, contacting us is free. Call 800-732-2323. 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 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.
- Alamosa Social Security Offices
- Aurora Social Security Offices
- Boulder Social Security Offices
- Canon City Social Security Offices
- Colorado Springs Social Security Offices
- Denver Social Security Offices
- Durango Social Security Offices
- Ft Collins Social Security Offices
- Glenwood Springs Social Security Offices
- Grand Junction Social Security Offices
- Greeley Social Security Offices
- La Junta Social Security Offices
- Lakewood Social Security Offices
- Littleton Social Security Offices
- Montrose Social Security Offices
- Pueblo Social Security Offices
- Trinidad Social Security Offices
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 sure to have a long wait in line.
Before you go to your local office, come prepared with all of the required documents for your 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 and on this website.
HOW DO WE WIN YOUR COLORADO DISABILITY BENEFITS?
Qualifying disabilities can be both physical conditions and mental conditions. For example, you may be a person who has chronic back pain from arthritis. 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 depression or 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:
- Attention Deficit Disorder -ADD/ADHD
- Bipolar Disorder
- Dementia/Early-Onset Dementia
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Learning Disorders/Intellectual Disability
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Personality Disorders
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Somatic Disorder
- Traumatic Brain Injury
Mental illness, even if it creates minor symptoms, is important to your case. These mental conditions can impact your memory and your ability to concentrate on tasks at work. Sometimes, mental symptoms make the difference between winning and losing your SSD and SSI benefits. Mental illness can also cause psychotic symptoms. Likewise, your symptoms can make it difficult to get along with family and friends.
The SSA looks at mental conditions using symptoms, under Part A, and then they look at how severe those symptoms are under Part B of the listing. If you would like to learn more about the Part B rules for mental illness, then read here.
PHYSICAL CONDITIONS THAT RESULT IN COLORADO DISABILITY BENEFITS
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 Disability. Likewise, these same conditions may qualify you for Supplemental Security Income benefits:
- Asthma and COPD
- Black Lung Disease
- Blindness and Visual conditions
- Cancer and Leukemia
- Cerebral Palsy
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
- Crohn’s Disease and Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Deafness and Hearing Loss
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Down syndrome
- Epilepsy and Seizures
- Heart Attack and Coronary Artery Disease
- Hip Replacement
- Knee Replacement
- Liver Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Parkinson’s disease
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Prostate Cancer
- Meniere’s Disease
- Multiple Myeloma
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Neurological Conditions
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Sickle Cell Disorders
- Spine Injuries
- Varicose Veins and Deep Vein Thrombosis
MEDICAL VOCATIONAL GUIDELINES FOR COLORADO DISABILITY
Your mental symptoms are important. The SSA, for instance, must look at the combination of all of your physical and mental conditions to see if they prevent you from working. Therefore, that includes any mental symptoms that may stem from your physical conditions.
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 are helpful to disabled individuals whose impairment 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. To learn more about qualifying for SSD and SSI 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 their 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 a lawyer 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 30 years of legal experience winning SSD and SSI benefits in Colorado and other western states.
Dianna Cannon represents clients throughout Colorado. Her law firm, Cannon Disability Law, is one of the top rated Social Security 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 review of your case. Contact us today using our Contact Page. We work on a contingency fee basis. That means we only charge an attorney fee if we win your case. If we do not win you benefits, you do not pay an attorney fee.
We believe it should be easy to hire a good attorney. Contact us. We want to be your Colorado disability team.