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The application process is complicated and commonly requires that a number of supporting documents (from various sources) be compiled and sent to the Social Security Administration (SSA). Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides a financial safety net for people who are unable to earn a living due to a physical or mental disability. While disability benefits can offer essential support to disabled individuals and their families; unfortunately, applying for and securing these benefits can be a challenge. This can be especially true in light of the facts that:

  • About 70 percent of all federal disability claims are denied by the SSA the first time they are submitted.

At Tomazin, Hillyard & Clor, LLP, our Denver attorneys understand how important these benefits can be to disabled individuals and their families — and how crucial it is that disability benefits claims are approved as soon as possible. That is just one of the reasons why our skilled lawyers have spent more than three decades helping disabled people apply for (and secure) the federal disability benefits they deserve.

The following provides more helpful information about SSDI claims, benefits and appeals. Please don’t hesitate to contact our Denver disability lawyers when you are ready to find out more about how we can help you with a claim or appeal.

Social Security Benefits

The SSA has set forth some strict eligibility requirements that must be met in order to qualify for federal disability benefits. Qualifying, however, is only the first step.

The second is getting through the complicated, rigorous application process, which can involve challenges like (but not necessarily limited to):

  • Compiling doctors’ reports, diagnostic test results and various other documents to support the disability claim
  • Managing and meeting a number of strict deadlines
  • Possibly submitting to a consultative exam

Mental/Psychological Disorders

Federal disability benefits are available for those living with a wide range of mental disorders, including (but not limited to):

  • Affective (mood) disorders
  • Cognitive disorders
  • Organic mental disorders
  • Developmental disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Psychotic disorders

When applying for disability benefits for mental disorders, proving the presence (and severity) of the disorder can be challenging, particularly if the condition is associated with less visible, more elusive symptoms.

Qualifying Physical Disorders

A wide range of physical impairments can also qualify people for Social Security Disability benefits, including (but not limited to):

  • Cancers
  • Blood disorders
  • Heart disorders
  • Liver and kidney disorders
  • Digestive disorders
  • Musculoskeletal disorders

When these conditions are severely debilitating and/or life-threatening, claims can be expedited via the SSA’s Compassionate Allowances program.


Applying — and getting approved — for Social Security Disability benefits can clearly be challenging. That, however, may not be the only obstacle disabled people face when it comes to these benefits.

In fact, a number of other issues such as the following can impact a beneficiary’s eligibility to continue receiving benefits at any point in the future:

  • Changes to a living situation and/or financial resources
  • Starting a new job or earning new income
  • Getting married
  • Changes to their condition
  • Failure to comply with prescribed treatments

Get More Answers & Help Now: Contact A Denver Disability Lawyer At Tomazin, Hillyard & Clor, LLP

Let’s talk about your options for pursuing federal disability benefits. Our attorneys are ready to help you with your claim and provide you with clear advice regarding your best moves for proceeding.

To set up a free, no-obligation initial consultation with a lawyer at Tomazin, Hillyard & Clor, LLP, simply call our firm at or send us an email. Appointments are available at our office in Denver, where we serve clients throughout Arapahoe County and elsewhere in Colorado.