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Social Security Disability Benefits Attorneys

Fighting Hard & Winning Cases® Since 1984

You’ve recently been involved in an accident that has left you with a permanent disability. So why was your social security disability claim denied? Montlick Injury Attorneys fight for you and get you the benefits you need.

Social Security has very specific guidelines to determine eligibility. Eliciting the right information from your doctor is often crucial to winning a Social Security claim. It is often necessary to have a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge in order to obtain benefits. Our experienced and qualified attorneys are ready to fight for your rights.


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I was in an auto accident in December and I contacted Montlick for representation and from day one they made me feel like my case was as important to them as it was to me. Amy and Cate was very polite, professional, well informed and easy to reach. This made me feel very comfortable with this firm. My case manager Amy was awesome, she was always quick to call me back when I needed to speak to her and she called me at least every two weeks to keep me posted on my case even if there wasn’t any developments. My attorney Cate Powell was also great to work with, she too kept me very well informed on my case every step of the way. Up to the very end when we closed my case, they both explained everything very clearly, and made sure that I was comfortable with everything I was signing and made me feel welcome and appreciated. I would highly recommend Montlick Law to anyone with a personal injury. They will take great care of you.
Doing a review from friends phone.This is Danijel V.With that out of the way..Nives Juric is simply amazing. After my case was completed I walked her what is the maximum amount of stars I can leave her because being limited to only 5 does not seem to do her any justice.Professional, kind, caring, fast to respond to any questions or concerns one may have is just tip of the iceberg of what kind of service I personally have received from Nives Juric and her team Krystal.The amount of tenacity and effort that went into my case is unparalleled and comparable to none in a good way.Mrs.Juric is a phenomenal human being and a lawyer.Thank you for all the hard work and dedication I sincerely appreciate it.
Since Covid, I’ve been in 3 hit-and-run accidents in which neither were my fault. I had a different attorney represented me in the first accident who was not very attentive nor responsive to my numerous calls and questions. For my second and third accident, I decided to go with Montlick and Associates, specifically Attorney Cate Powell. Cate, returned my call; she listened, took notes, allowed me to vent about chronic pain I was experiencing and after finding out that the other driver almost got out of paying the liability claim due to a technicality, Cate assured me that she had everything under control. Unlike my first attorney, she not only provided updates but she checked on my recovery as well; and if she was unable to personally update me, she allowed her team to provide an update. Cate is a fighter for her clients, she even dealt with my insurance to ensure that I received everything that was owed to me. And she also represented my husband as well. She is now someone I trust wholeheartedly, and if I ever have a legal matter, I can call her for help and if she can’t represent me, she will certainly point me in the right direction.So, if you’re ever in an accident and seeking legal representation, and need a no-nonsense attorney, call Attorney Cate Powell because I am telling you from experience – she would be your one call that would fully represent you. Trust me!

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When you or a loved one has been refused social security payments, call Montlick.



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The Expertise You Need

For 40 years, our firm has recovered billions of dollars for our clients in personal injury cases. We are invested in every case we take, big or small. We’ll fight just as hard for you as we have our past clients.

The Compassion You Deserve

At Montlick, we understand how severely an accident can impact your life, permanently. Our attorneys will treat  your case like it was their own, working hard to earn you maximum compensation.

Montlick Attorneys Are:
  • Aggressive
  • Caring
  • Driven
  • Skilled
Nationwide Social Security Disability Benefits Lawyers

We Fight for What's Right, Not What's Easy

Disability, according to the Social Security Administration, is the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity due to any physical or mental impairment(s) which are medically determinable and expected to last for a period of not less than 12 months. In order to collect Social Security Disability benefits a person must:

  • Be incapable of engaging in substantially gainful employment
  • Have earned wages and paid into the Social Security system in at least 20 of the last 40 quarters


The payment amount you are eligible for is based on your income while you could work. You may receive a yearly cost of living adjustment depending upon how long you collect Social Security Disability benefits. Eligibility for the benefits ceases if your condition improves and you are able to return to substantial gainful activity. However, if you return to work in spite of a disabling condition, you should notify the Social Security Administration as it may be possible to continue receiving benefits.

You can receive Social Security disability benefits until you turn 65. At that time, your disability benefits automatically convert to retirement benefits, but the amount stays the same. After 65 you cannot draw additional benefits due to disability.

Eligibility and Similar Programs

Other programs exist that are similar to social security, like Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSI is financed through the general tax revenues and not through Social Security trust funds. SSI disability benefits are paid to:

  • People who have a disability
  • People who have limited income and financial resources

If your Social Security benefit amount is low, you may be able to apply for SSI as well.

Additional Programs

You May Be Entitled to Benefits

If you can’t work due to a disability, you may be entitled to benefits. Contact the professional at Montlick Law to find out what your options are. No matter where you are, we are just a phone call or message away.

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Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a program that workers, employers, and the self-employed pay for with their Social Security Taxes. These benefits are based on your work history and the amount of your benefits is based on earnings over your lifetime. The amount of your SSDI benefit is determined by the Social Security Administration and is determined by:

  • Your covered earnings
  • Your age
  • The date you became disabled

If you become eligible for SSDI, Social Security will automatically enroll you in Medicare after you get Social Security disability benefits for 2 years, beginning the month you are entitled to receive disability benefits as opposed to when you receive your first check.

We Fight Hard to Get Our Clients the Social Security Benefits They Deserve

We believe in justice, which is why our Montlick attorneys work hard to get you the maximum social security benefits owed to you. If you think you may have been wronged and that you should be getting more social security than you are now, call us for a consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED.

Your Questions Answered

Social Security Law FAQs

What are Social Security Disability credits?
The Social Security Administration (SSA), a federal agency, may pay monthly benefits to a person who satisfies certain criteria under the benefits plan known as Social Security Disability Insurance. This benefit is commonly referred to as SSDI.
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I was denied Social Security Disability Income benefits. Am I out of options?
The short answer is no. Those rejected applicants have the opportunity to appeal the decision made by the agency denying their claim.
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Because we can’t stop accidents from happening, we do what we can to help minimize their long-term impact. We put more money in your pocket, where it belongs.