IDAHO DISABILITY BENEFITS
WINNING DISABILITY BENEFITS IN IDAHO
Cannon Disability Law helps hundreds of disability clients in Idaho every year. Our clients live throughout Idaho. However, we mostly represent clients in Boise, Twin Falls, Pocatello, and Idaho Falls. We represent all of our Idaho clients in hearings before SSA judges. Hearings are held at the hearing office that is nearest you. We can help you file for Idaho disability benefits today.
If you can no longer work due to your physical and mental conditions, then you need to replace your income. We can help you do that. Our office will help you file your application for disability on Social Security’s website. Our goal is to help you every step of the way. 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. If you receive a denial, then we will request a hearing for you. Find out more about how to appeal of an SSA denial here.
WHAT IDAHO DISABILITY BENEFITS CAN YOU WIN?
If you cannot work for more than 12 months due to a physical or mental condition, you may be able to win Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
Social Security Disability Insurance provides monthly payments and medical benefits for people who meet SSA’s listing. These individuals must also meet the other rules of paying into the Social Security Trust Fund through taxes. Find out more about Social Security Disability benefits here.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides money and medical benefits to adults and children with severe illness. However, to get SSI benefits, you also must meet the income and resources rules. The income and resources rules are similar to those of welfare. Learn more about SSI benefits here.
HOW TO APPLY FOR DISABILITY BENEFITS IN IDAHO
Eligible individuals can apply for Idaho disability benefits in three different ways: online, by phone, or in person. Before you apply, gather all the information you need for your application. If you need help applying for benefits, contact Cannon Disability Law.
Once you apply, your application will be sent to the Idaho Disability Determination Services. They will review your medical records and make a decision about whether you should be paid benefits. You can check the status of your application online by creating a Social Security account.
APPLY ONLINE AT SSA’S WEBSITE
To apply online, simply visit the SSA’s website to Apply for Benefits. On this site, you can fill out your application for SSDI and SSI benefits.
APPLY BY PHONE
You can apply on the phone by calling 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). The SSA is available for phone applications Money through Friday from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.
APPLY IN PERSON
You can also apply for SSDI and SSI benefits in person. You can do so by visiting your local Idaho disability office nearest you. Below you will find a list of Idaho offices where you can file an application for SSDI and SSI benefits.
Boise Social Security Office 83709
1249 S Vinnell Way
Boise, Idaho 83709
Caldwell Social Security Office 83605
1118 South Kimball Ave
Caldwell, Idaho 83605
Coeur D Alene, Idaho 83814
Coeur D Alene, Idaho 83815
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83404
Lewiston, Idaho 83501
REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR DOCUMENTS
If you are visiting your local Social Security Office for apply for Idaho disability benefits, you’ll need to bring documents such as:
- Your birth certificate
- Your passport
- Proof of United States citizenship or legal US residency
- Your Social Security Card
- Proof of address
- Bank statements and/or proof of income
Come prepared. It will be much easier to apply for benefits in person if you bring what you need to apply. Also, you should make an appointment before you visit. That way you will avoid a long wait in line.
WE HELP YOU COLLECT YOUR IDAHO MEDICAL RECORDS
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 medical procedure.
For example, keep a copy of the notes from physical therapy. Likewise, keep copies of MRI’s, X-ray reports, CT scans, and other important medical tests. Our goal is to use your medical records to make the best legal arguments to support your Idaho disability 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 Idaho. It is best to contact clinics and doctors and ask them directly about their payment options. If you do not have medical insurance, there are some doctors who will accept cash. Also, some accept a payment plan. Likewise, some clinics have free treatment. If you need help finding free or low cost mental health services, read our Idaho Free Mental Health page. Our list should help you find a good doctor and counselor.
You can also apply for Medicaid benefits in Idaho. Medicaid benefits provide health coverage if you qualify as low income. Find out more information here about Medicaid benefits. Healthcare benefits are important. Because once you win benefits you must continue to go to the doctor. The SSA can review your case and decide you are no longer disabled. If they decide you can return to work, they can take away your disability benefits. So, you need to keep treating your medical condition.
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 testify in court. Before the hearing, you will know how to answer the judge’s questions. You will also be able to explain how your condition is keeping you from working.
When you apply for SSD and SSI benefits, you need a law firm who understands the law. Choose a firm that has won thousands of SSD and SSI claims. We will prepare you to answer SSA’s questions. Additionally, we will help you give correct and helpful testimony at your hearing.
The SSA denies 70% of claims, often without taking into account the combination of your mental and physical conditions. Sometimes, they don’t even 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 case to the court.
WE CAN HELP YOU APPLY FOR SSDI & SSI BENEFITS IN IDAHO
If you live in Idaho and need disability benefits, then contacting us is free. Call 800-732-2323. We can tell you over the phone whether you qualify for SSD and SSI benefits. It does not cost anything to call us. Also, it does not cost you any money 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. In Idaho, for example, you can apply for disability benefits by calling 1-800-772-1213. You can also apply online at the Social Security website. You can also apply by visiting a local field office at the address below.
The SSA in Idaho has offices throughout the state to serve you. Make an appointment before you visit.
WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOU GO TO YOUR IDAHO 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 wait for quite some time.
Before you go to your local office, collect all of the documents you need in order to apply. If you have questions about what documents are needed, then you can find that information on the SSA website. In fact, much of the information you need can be found on their website.
You can also contact Disability Determination Services directly. They will accept medical records for your case when they are sent through their electronic system. In order to obtain a PIN and password to use their secure web site, please contact the Idaho DDS:
HOW DO WE WIN YOUR IDAHO 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 had multiple lumbar operations. Or, a neck fusion.
You may think that your spinal disease is the only reason you cannot work. However, chronic pain often results in mental condition, such as anxiety. Therefore, mental symptoms can also be part of the picture in whether or not you can work a full time job.
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 conditions, even if they create moderate symptoms, are important to your case. Mental illness can impact your memory and your ability to concentrate at work.
For example, mental symptoms like psychosis or paranoia can prevent you from working. Likewise, mental symptoms can make the difference between winning and losing your case. Mental conditions can also cause physical symptoms. Likewise, your symptoms can make it difficult to get along with family and friends.
PHYSICAL CONDITIONS THAT RESULT IN IDAHO DISABILITY BENEFITS
The SSA has specific rules that must be met in order to win SSDI 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:
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis – ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease
- Black Lung Disease
- Blindness and Low Vision
- Bone Fracture – non-healing after 12 months
- Cerebral Palsy
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- (COPD) Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Crohn’s Disease and Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Deafness and Hearing impairments
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Down syndrome
- Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
- Endocrine Disorders
- Epilepsy and Seizures
- Female Genital Tract Cancers (Ovarian, Endometrium, Uterine, Vulvar)
- Heart Attack and Coronary Artery Disease
- Hip Replacement
- Knee Replacement
- Lung Cancer
- Parkinson’s disease
- Prostate cancer
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Meniere’s Disease
- Multiple Myeloma
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Neurological Conditions
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Sickle Cell Disorders
- Spine Injuries
There are far more examples of physical conditions than can be listed here. The SSA also has a list of physical conditions called the Blue Book. In order to meet SSA’s listing, you must be able to document each element from the listing. You can click on the above list and read about the rules for each listing. However, do not worry if you do not see your physical condition on the list. Your physical condition may not be on SSA’s list, but there are still ways to win your benefits in Idaho.
MEDICAL VOCATIONAL GUIDELINES FOR IDAHO 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 condition due to pain.
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.
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 and mental condition still prevents them from working.
Some people are unable to work due to adverse factors such as advanced age and being unable to learn new work skills. Similarly, you might be unable to work due to a 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 IDAHO
Cannon Disability Law is one of the best Social Security Disability firms in Idaho. For example, thousands of our clients 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 hire a lawyer when you file your application with the SSA. In fact, we recommend it. 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 your Judge will ask. You will be ready to testify. We use our years of legal experience to prepare you to be good witness in your Idaho disability case.
HIRE CANNON DISABILITY FOR NO MONEY UP FRONT
When you hire Cannon Disability Law, we only charge an attorney fee when we win your case. This is a contingency fee. If we don’t win, you don’t pay an attorney fee. Most of the time, when you hire an attorney, you have to pay them money before the case begins. This means, you must pay the attorney up front for their work. But, you can hire us without paying money up front. Therefore, you have nothing to lose by calling us. If you call, then we can see if we can help you with your Idaho disability case.
In the last 30 years, we have won more than $100 million in back due SSD and SSI benefits for our clients. Contact us today or give us a call for free at 801-322-2121 or 1-800-732-2323. If you need to know more information about what it costs to hire us, please read our article, “Attorney Fees in Disability Cases.”
When you become a client of Cannon Disability Law, our lawyers help you every step of the way. Also, we can appeal your case to the Appeals Council. Likewise, we can take your case to Federal Court. Fighting SSA’s denials is what we do.
THE IDAHO LAWYERS AT CANNON DISABILITY LAW
Dianna Cannon represents clients throughout Idaho. Her law firm, Cannon Disability Law, is one of the top rated 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 back due disability benefits.
Brett Bunkall, another disability lawyer from our firm, is licensed by the Idaho State Bar. Andria Summers is also another sought after representative with experience in Idaho disability cases. If you want to know more about the advocates at Cannon Disability, then read our About Us page. If you want to learn about the cities we serve read here.
Hire Cannon Disability Law today to win your SSD and SSI benefits in Idaho. We offer a free review of your case. Also, we can tell you whether or not you have a good chance of winning benefits. Contact us on our Contact Page. We work on a contingency fee basis. It should be easy for you to hire a good attorney. We want to be your Idaho disability legal team.