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SSDI & SSI Benefits

SSDI & SSI Benefits Lawyers in Davenport, IA

Also Servicing clients Throughout the midwest

Navigating the world of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits can be complex. At Bowman, DePree & Murphy, we work to simplify this process for you, putting our decades of experience working with the Social Security Administration to your advantage. Our mission is to help you understand the benefits available and how to pursue them effectively. 

If you need assistance applying for benefits or if your application has been denied, we can provide the guidance required to give you the best chance of success. Our team has helped thousands of individuals secure needed benefits in Davenport and the surrounding areas of Clinton County, Muscatine County, Rock Island County, IL, and Scott County.  

Discuss your needs with a Davenport attorney for SSDI and SSI benefits by contacting Bowman, DePree & Murphy online or at (563) 412-4755. We offer free initial consultations.

Stay In The Know

  • When Should I Apply for Benefits?
    Unless you have an obvious long-term disability, the best time to apply for Social Security disability benefits is 6-9 months after you stop working.
  • When Do You Suggest I Hire a Lawyer?
    Most claimants wait until their claims are denied on reconsideration before hiring a lawyer. Most observers agree this timing works well because it is at a hearing that having a lawyer truly makes a difference.
  • When Am I Likely to Receive a Hearing?
    It can take up to two years from request until a hearing is held and a decision issued, but the time varies from state to state.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Benefits

SSDI offers several key benefits to eligible individuals:

  • Monthly financial support: SSDI provides a monthly income to those who cannot work due to a disabling condition. This consistent financial support helps cover living expenses and medical costs.
  • Medicare eligibility: After receiving SSDI benefits for 24 months, beneficiaries are automatically eligible for Medicare, which includes hospital insurance (Part A) and medical insurance (Part B).
  • Dependent benefits: Family members, such as children or spouses, may also be eligible for benefits based on your SSDI entitlement, providing additional financial relief.
  • Protection against inflation: SSDI benefits are adjusted annually based on the cost-of-living index, ensuring your purchasing power is maintained over time.

Benefits of Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

SSI is designed to assist individuals with limited income and resources. The benefits include:

  • Monthly payments: Like SSDI, SSI provides monthly payments to help cover essential living expenses. The amount received is based on financial need, considering any other income or support.
  • Medicaid eligibility: In most states, including Iowa, approval for SSI automatically qualifies you for Medicaid, providing comprehensive health coverage without needing a separate application.
  • Access to food assistance: SSI recipients may qualify for additional support programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), further aiding in meeting nutritional needs.
  • Shelter costs: SSI benefits can help cover housing costs, ensuring recipients have a safe place to live.

Common Disabilities Covered by SSDI & SSI

Various medical conditions can qualify an individual for SSDI or SSI benefits, provided that they meet the SSA’s definition of disability. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a strict definition of disability that applicants must meet to qualify for SSDI or SSI benefits. 

According to the SSA, a disability is a physical or mental condition that prevents substantial gainful activity. It restricts one's ability to engage in meaningful work, defined as earnings above a certain income level determined by the SSA.

The disability must be expected to last at least 12 months or result in death. Temporary disabilities or conditions expected to improve within a year generally do not qualify. The condition must be severe enough to interfere with basic work-related activities, making it impossible to perform your previous work or any other substantial work available in the national economy.

Common disabilities include: 

  • Musculoskeletal disorders include arthritis, back injuries, and other bone and muscle conditions.
  • Neurological disorders include epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and traumatic brain injuries.
  • Mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.
  • Cardiovascular conditions include heart disease, congestive heart failure, and chronic hypertension.
  • Respiratory disorders include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma.
  • Cancer includes various types, especially those that are inoperable or have a poor prognosis.
  • Autoimmune diseases include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and other immune system disorders.

Bowman, DePree & Murphy Can Help You Pursue Benefits

Securing SSDI or SSI benefits can be arduous, but you don’t have to navigate it alone. Our Iowa law firm provides comprehensive support throughout the entire process. We can thoroughly evaluate your situation to determine eligibility and the best course of action for your case. 

Our team will help you prepare and submit a complete application with the necessary documentation and medical evidence. If your initial claim is denied, we provide effective representation through the appeals process, which includes hearings before administrative law judges (ALJs). We work closely with your healthcare providers to gather detailed medical records and expert opinions that support your claim.

We can develop personalized strategies aiming to maximize your chances of approval. From the initial application to final approval, we maintain clear and consistent communication, keeping you informed at every stage of the process.

Reach us online or call (563) 412-4755 to speak today with a Davenport attorney for SSDI and SSI benefits. 

Hear From Our Happy Clients

See Why We Will Make a Difference for Your Case & Get You the Rights You Deserve.
    "I cannot say enough positive things about having Thad Murphy as my disability lawyer."
    He walked me thru each step of the process and made sure everything was in order and ready for my appeal. I spoke to many different lawyers before I decided to go with Mr. Murphy and I think it was one of the most important decisions I ever made.
    - Tim S.
    "I could never have done it again or been successful without Mr. Murphy's help.& dedication to his clients."
    I tried 10+ years to get my disability only to be told No over and over. I was frustrated, worried, and tired of trying & fighting only to be told NO yet again. A friend told me about Bowman, DePree & Murphy in Davenport. I'd heard the name in pass
    - Charity M.
    "I can now rest my head."
    I just like to thank you Michael Dupree for being my savior which has changed my life for the better unfortunately disability is a part now but thanks to you.
    - Nathaniel L.
    "Great Disability attorney! My decision to work with Mr. Thad Murphy was life changing, at the right time."
    Mr. Murphy was able to get my disability on the first appeal and charged a very fair rate which was under the cap from my settlement of back pay from being off for five years.
    - Benjamin B.
    "I love this place!"
    They helped me out with my disability when I couldn't get it on my own. Thank you so much y'all!
    - Tammy H.
    "I only wish I would have reached out sooner. Fair, Honest, and will work for your Win."
    HIGHLY RECOMMEND this Office!! My case was very complex, and had me exhausted. I had been looking for the right Attorney, and found him right here. Thad Murphy handled my case in an amazing amount of time.
    - Sandra R.
    "Everything you would expect."
    Did a great job with explaining the steps we need to take to secure our future and our children.
    - Amy S.
    "I would recommend him or this office to anyone who needs help!"
    I had the honor to work with Mr. Murphy. He handled my disability case. He is very understanding and is there if you have questions.
    - Amber W.
    "They got my disability for me very quickly."
    So very pleased! I referred 5 friends to them and they got their disability for them as well! Two from Davenport area, and three in Burlington!! GREAT ATTORNEYS!!! I'm still recommending them!
    - Melody L.

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