What to expect
What does Dugan take into account?
Should I be concerned if my claim was denied?
The process is time-sensitive and must be done within 60 days of the initial denial notice or notice of denial of reconsideration.
The steps of this process may include:
If you’ve been denied, contact us as soon as possible.
Our SSDI attorneys have over 100 years combined experience building strong, persuasive appeals to pursue the maximum amount of disability benefits allowed under the law. We work with you and your physician(s) to show the SSA you aren’t just a number—you’re someone who truly wants to work, but is unable due to a disability.
Most initial Social Security disability claims are denied. If your claim is denied, we can help you file an appeal. We take into account how your age, education, and work experience may prevent you from substantial gainful employment.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers two government programs that provide disability benefits to people classified as disabled and incapable of earning a living because of their disability.
To be eligible for Social Security disability — either through SSI or SSD — one has to be found unable to perform any substantial gainful employment. This also takes into account age, education, past work experience, and severe impairments
If you aren’t sure which program you are eligible for, contact us at 888-99-D-U-G-A-N or by filling out our contact form. We’re here to help.
Any physical or mental health impairment considered severe enough under SSA guidelines is qualified for social security benefits. If you are not sure if your disability makes you eligible, or if you’re nervous the SSA will not consider you disabled, even though you’re unable to work, contact us.
When you’re applying for disability benefits, the SSA will consider:
Surveys have shown that having an experienced attorney bring your appeal to an administrative law judge more than doubles your chance of success.
Stay focused on your health and family. In the meantime, contact our Social Security disability lawyers. We’ve been doing this since 1988 with a history of success, and we’ll put our extensive skill, experience to work for you.
Mitch and his team are nothing short of amazing! From start to finish they had my back, and didn’t stop fighting for me till I got what was rightfully mine! Thank you for giving me my life back
Your staff are wonderful and knowledgeable, amongst the most caring people I have talked with. Thank you for having the team that you have. Many blessings to all from my heart ❤
Thank-you to Mitch and his Associates for helping me in my time of need. Even [though] it was not a million dollar case, they treated it and me like it was. They always answered the phone and returned calls, if they didn’t have an answer right away they found that answer and call back fast.Thank-you again …. I would highly recommend.
They made it so easy! Recommend them highly! I was getting no where on my own
Dugan and Associates really came to bat for me. They were very responsive to my needs and always answered any questions I had. Mr. Dugan made the whole workmans compensation process bearable. I would recommend them for anyone.
Mitch Dugan is a great workers comp layer. he knows how the system works and works to help you. I would use him over and over again.
Mitch was the best. I was going through much stress being hurt and basically unloved by my employer. He was always there when I needed his help. He always called me back if he was in court. He was humorous sometimes and that aleved alot of anxiety. I was satisfied with his suggestions and guidance. Very professional. He always was able to explain things to me and was very nice. He also obtained a very nice settlement for me. Thank you Mitch.
Hired one of those other firm’s, After 8 months of them doing nothing for me, I found and hired Dugan & Associates, Within the first week I had a workers comp judge and a comp hearing, My case settled a few months later, I would hire Mr dugan again and I highly advise you to use Mr Dugan’s firm, He will fight the insurance company for you and get you what you deserve
Mr. Dugan & his team are great, everything Mr. Dugan went over with me was easy to follow & to the point, I know I could not have got the settlement I did without the help of Mr. Dugan & his team! I would recommend Dugan & Associates to anyone who is serious about getting the best settlement possible