Get A Disability Case Evaluation in 3 easy steps:
If you live in Cincinnati, Ohio you can visit the nearest Cincinnati / Akron / Toledo Social Security regional office or contact the Social Security Office online at www.socialsecurity.gov or toll-free at 1-800-772-1213. On the Social Security Disability webpage there is a list of all of the Cincinnati regional service centers. You can search for the regional center closest to you using your zip code on the Social Security Disability Office locator.
A Cincinnati Social Security Disability regional center representative can help you complete the Social Security Disability application. They will be able to discuss the qualifications for the Social Security Disability Insurance program.
To complete the application for Social Security Disability insurance you will need to provide information to the Cincinnati Social Security Disability representative. The application can then be sent to a Cincinnati social security regional office. The information which you will need to supply to the Cincinnati representative will include:
- All of your work history detail for the past 15 years
- All of your W-2 forms for the most recent years
- All of your medical information including hospital records, doctor’s files and clinics names, phone numbers and addresses
- Valid Social Security Number for the person applying for Social Security Disability Insurance
- Valid birth certificate
- All medication information
- All lab tests and results
- Marriage and dependant information
- Financial data related to any public benefits your are receiving
The Cincinnati Social Security Disability representative will ask about your last day of work, your disability, and all of your medical history. After your Social Security Disability application is complete, it will be sent to the Ohio Division of Disability Determinations headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. It could take up to 4 months for you to receive information about your Social Security Disability benefits.
The Social Security Administration considers a disability to be a mental or physical limitation which is so severe that an individual will be unable to participate in “substantial gainful activity”. The Social Security Administration has a list of general illnesses and medical conditions which it has deemed as severely limiting. If your condition is on this list you may be considered disabled.
If your condition is not on this list the Disability Determination Services Office DDS / BDD will evaluate your disability with a team of physicians, psychologists and other disability specialists who will review your medical records, doctor notes, hospital information and any other relevant data to determine your status. Your medical condition must expect to last 12 months or more or result in death.
The State Disability Determination Services Office (DDS) will also review the amount of income you are currently able to earn. The Ohio Disability Determination Services Office will evaluate if you disability precludes you from performing your current job or any other job. The DDS will decide if you could be retrained to be employed in another profession. The DDS will consider your current age, education, job skills and various factors to determine if you could get other employment.
It may be that you are not able to do any other type of work and are considered disabled. If this is the case, and you meet all other requirements, you will be approved for the Social Security Disability Insurance program. If you have been denied Social Security Disability, you can consult with Disability lawyers who can help you file your Social Security Disability appeal.