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Our core mission is to give hope, encouragement, and knowledge to those in need, and help them find a pathway to financial security. If you’re looking for an experienced Idaho Social Security Disability lawyer, look no further than Evans Disability.

We can help you apply, appeal, and build your case at every step, from Application through Federal Court.

At Evans Disability, we understand the complexities of Social Security Disability rules and regulations.

Here’s what you need to know

To qualify for Social Security Disability benefits in Idaho, you must have a medically determinable impairment that prevents you from engaging in substantial gainful activity (SGA) and is expected to last for at least 12 months or result in death.

  • In 2023, the SGA earnings limit is $1470 gross income per month.
  • The impairment can be physical, mental, or a combination of both.
  • It must be severe enough to significantly limit your ability to perform basic work-related activities, such as sitting, standing, walking, lifting, or concentrating.

If you or a loved one is struggling with a disability in Idaho and finding the Social Security Disability process overwhelming, we’re here to help.

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Here’s what Evans Disability Law Firm can do for you:

  • Our experienced attorneys and staff understand the challenges that individuals with disabilities face and are dedicated to providing compassionate and effective legal representation.
  • We’ll help ease your burden by navigating the complexities of Social Security Disability law, ensuring that you receive the benefits you deserve.
  • Whether you’re just starting the application process or need help with an appeal, we can assist you in achieving the best possible outcome for your case.

Don’t let the forms and paperwork or the length of the process get you down. Contact Evans Disability Law Firm today to learn more about how we can fight for your rights and make the Social Security Disability process more manageable for you.

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Hiring a social security disability lawyer can be highly beneficial for several reasons.
Here’s why:

  • An experienced law firm can guide you through the complex and often confusing process of applying for disability benefits. They can ensure that you submit a complete and accurate application that maximizes your chances of success.
  • Represent you in administrative hearings and appeals, presenting your case to an administrative law judge and advocating for your rights and interests. This can be especially important if your initial application was denied.
  • Help you navigate the legal and medical complexities of disability law, including understanding the criteria for disability eligibility, obtaining medical evidence to support your claim, and negotiating with the Social Security Administration (SSA) on your behalf.
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Overall, hiring a social security disability lawyer can increase your chances of receiving the benefits you deserve.
It can also reduce stress, save time, and improve your overall quality of life.

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How do I apply for Social Security Disability Benefits in Idaho?

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The process can be complex and overwhelming, with nearly two-thirds of initial claims being denied for various reasons, such as incomplete or inaccurate applications and insufficient medical evidence.

At Evans Disability, we understand the challenges you may face and have highly trained staff members who can assist you in filling out your application accurately. Our legal team can also work closely with your doctor to generate their opinions and help the SSA know where to order your medical records, making the process smoother for you.

In Idaho, the initial application approval rate is 43.7%, but if your claim is denied, we can help you appeal within 60 days of your initial application denial. However, Idaho’s approval rate for reconsideration is only 17.7%. If you are denied at reconsideration, our firm will request a hearing on your behalf, and depending on where you live in Idaho, you will be assigned to either the Spokane, WA Hearing office or the Billings, Montana Hearing office.

To qualify for Social Security disability benefits, your medical condition must meet the Social Security Administration’s definition of disability, meaning it must be severe enough to prevent you from performing substantial gainful activity for at least 12 continuous months.

Our law firm can help you determine which of the five disability programs you may be eligible for and provide guidance on the application process. In Social Security disability cases, medical evidence is crucial to winning your claim, and having a supportive doctor can greatly benefit your case.

Reasons Your Claim May Be Denied

If you’re filing a disability claim with the Social Security Administration (SSA), there are several reasons why your claim may be denied, including:

  • Insufficient medical evidence: The SSA requires substantial medical evidence to support your disability claim. If the evidence is insufficient or unclear, your claim may be denied.
  • Failure to follow prescribed treatment: If you don’t follow your prescribed medical treatment, the SSA may deny your claim. Unless it’s medically inadvisable, you need to make an effort to follow the treatment plan.
  • Lack of disability: If your medical condition doesn’t meet the SSA’s criteria for disability, your claim may be denied.
  • Failure to cooperate: If you don’t cooperate with the SSA during the application process or don’t provide necessary information, your claim may be denied.
  • Earning above substantial gainful activity (SGA) limit: If you earn more than the SGA limit while claiming disability, the SSA may deny your claim.
  • Disability not expected to last 12 months or more: Your disability must be expected to last 12 months or more, or result in death, to qualify for disability benefits. If it’s not expected to meet this requirement, your claim may be denied.
  • Failure to meet non-medical requirements: In addition to meeting the medical requirements for disability, you must also meet non-medical requirements such as having enough work credits. If you fail to meet these requirements, your claim may be denied.

How Our SSA Lawyers Handle Claims

As Idaho’s leading Social Security Disability law firm, our primary goal is to help our clients receive the benefits they deserve.

At Evans Disability, we understand that our clients are often facing challenging times, which is why we approach each case with empathy and understanding. Our first step is to gather all necessary medical information and evidence to build a strong case that accurately reflects our client’s conditions and limitations.

We work closely with our clients to ensure that their medical records are up to date and that all required forms and documentation are completed and submitted on time. In addition, we offer specially designed questionnaires to help ask the right questions of your doctors, strengthening your case and increasing your chances of success.

If your claim is initially denied, don’t worry – we’ll appeal the decision and present a strong case to the administrative law judge. Our team represents our clients at the hearing, ensuring their voice is heard and that their case is presented in the best possible light.

Throughout the process, we are your advocate, helping you navigate the complex and often confusing bureaucracy of the SSA. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we only get paid if your claim is successful. You can be confident that we are fully invested in your case and will work tirelessly to achieve a positive outcome.


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Why You Should Hire Evans Disability

  • Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined legal experience. We also have a former Social Security Administrative Law Judge on staff. Most of our attorneys have 1000’s of hearing experience individually under their belt.

  • We work with your doctors on getting our specially designed questionnaires filled out that help support a disability case.

  • We offer instructional videos and assistance in filling out SSA forms.

  • We review your forms and provide feedback as needed.

  • We make sure your case stays on track with SSA.

  • We handle all the appeals on your behalf to make sure you never miss an appeal deadline.

  • We provide hearing preparation before you go to a hearing. This includes instructional videos and multiple meetings with your lawyer to make sure you are prepared.

  • We will order your medical records for you at the hearing level.

  • We don’t get paid unless you win your case.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

A social security disability attorney can help you with your claim in several ways. They can assist you in completing the necessary paperwork, gathering medical evidence, filing an appeal, and representing you in front of an administrative law judge. They can also provide guidance throughout the process and ensure that your rights are protected.

The chances of winning your disability claim depend on several factors, including the strength of your medical evidence, the severity of your disability, and your ability to meet the eligibility criteria. An experienced social security disability attorney can help you understand your chances of success and develop a strategy to improve your chances of winning your claim.

Social security disability attorneys typically work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that they only receive payment if you win your claim. The fee is typically a percentage of the back pay owed to you by the Social Security Administration, up to a maximum of 25 percent. Attorneys’ fees are regulated by the Social Security Administration and must be approved by the agency before payment.

If your claim is denied, you have the right to appeal the decision. An experienced social security disability attorney can help you with the appeals process, which may involve requesting a reconsideration, requesting a hearing before an administrative law judge, or appealing to the Social Security Appeals Council or federal court. The appeals process can be complex, and an attorney can help you understand your options and develop a strategy to improve your chances of success.

The time it takes to receive disability benefits can vary depending on several factors, including the complexity of your claim, the availability of medical evidence, and the backlog of cases at the Social Security Administration. In general, it can take several months or even years to receive a decision on your claim. An experienced social security disability attorney can help you understand the process and provide guidance on how to speed up the process where possible.

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If you’re struggling with a disability and need assistance, don’t wait any longer to get the help you deserve.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can assist you in obtaining the Social Security Disability benefits you’re entitled to. Our experienced team of professionals is here to guide you through the complex process and help you get the financial assistance you need to improve your quality of life. Don’t let your disability hold you back any longer – take action now and get the help you need to secure your future.