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 administrative law 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 a disability, 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, 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 disability, 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 found to be disabled. These individuals must also meet the non-disability requirements of contributing to the Social Security Trust Fund through taxes on their earnings. 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 who are blind or disabled. However, they also must meet the non-disability income and resources requirements to receive SSI. Learn more about SSI benefits here.
HOW TO APPLY FOR DISABILITY BENEFITS IN IDAHO
Eligible individuals can apply for Idaho disability 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 qualify for disability 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 disability 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 disability 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 documentation 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 disability 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 an epidural steroid injection. 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 strongest legal arguments to support your Idaho 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 Idaho. It is best to contact clinics and providers 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.
You can also apply for Medicaid benefits in Idaho. Medicaid benefits provide healthcare 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 disabling 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 disability is preventing you from working.
When you apply for disability benefits, you need a law firm who understands disability law. Choose a firm that has won thousands of disability claims. We will prepare you to answer SSA’s questions. Additionally, we will help you give correct and helpful testimony at your disability hearing.
The SSA denies 70% of disability cases, often without taking into account the combination of your disabling impairments. 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 disability case to the court.
WE CAN HELP YOU APPLY FOR SSD & 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 disability 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 addresses 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 guaranteed to wait.
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 electronically. 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 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:
- Attention Deficit Disorder -ADD/ADHD
- Bipolar Disorder
- Dementia/Early-Onset Dementia
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Learning Disorders/Intellectual Disability
- Personality Disorders
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Somatic Disorder
- Traumatic Brain Injury
Mental impairments, even if they create moderate symptoms, are important to your case. These impairments can impact your memory and concentration 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 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 IDAHO 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:
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis – ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease
- Asthma and COPD
- Black Lung Disease
- Blindness and Visual impairments
- Bone Fracture – non-healing after 12 months
- Cancer and Leukemia
- Cerebral Palsy
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
- Crohn’s Disease and Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Deafness and Hearing impairments
- Diabetes with neuropathy or amputation
- Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
- Epilepsy and Seizures
- Heart Attack and Coronary Artery Disease
- Hip Replacement
- Knee Replacement
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Multiple Myeloma
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Neurological Conditions
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Sickle Cell Disorders
- Spine Injuries
There are far more examples of physical disabilities than can be listed here. The SSA also has a list of disabilities. In order to meet SSA’s listing, you must be able to document each element of the listing. You can click on the above list and read about the criteria for each listing. However, do not worry if you do not see your disability above. Your disability may not be on SSA’s list, but there are still ways to win your Idaho disability case.
MEDICAL VOCATIONAL GUIDELINES FOR IDAHO 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 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 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 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 a retainer. This means, you must pay the attorney up front for their work. But with Cannon Disability, 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 past-due disability benefits for our clients. Contact us today or give us a call for free at 801-322-2121 or 1-800-732-2323.
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 unfavorable decisions is what we do.
THE IDAHO DISABILITY ADVOCATES AT CANNON DISABILITY
Dianna Cannon represents clients throughout Idaho. 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.
Brett Bunkall, another disability lawyer from our firm, is licensed by the Idaho State Bar. Andria Summers is also another well-known 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 to win your Idaho disability benefits today. We offer a free consultation. Contact us today using 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 team.