Many of my clients are unable to work due to a disability. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has its own set of rules and its own procedures regarding what conditions qualify as a disability.
My name is Melvin A. Cook and I am a Salt Lake City Social Security disability attorney. My legal staff and I work diligently to gather all the necessary evidence to present your case in the most compelling way possible. I interview fact witnesses, review medical records, hire experts and generally do whatever it takes to convince the hearing officer that you are legally disabled.
The SSA’s impairment listing manual, also known as the “blue book,” contains a long list of conditions that the SSA considers worthy of Social Security disability payments. These conditions include:
If your health condition is substantially similar to an existing accepted medical condition and significantly interferes with your life, you still have a case. My clients with migraine headaches are a good example. I am always upfront with my clients; I tell them that obtaining disability payments for migraine headaches is not easy, but not impossible. I present evidence that the migraines are constant and severe, that there is no other job the client can perform, and that there is no medical treatment to cure or control the migraines. After hearing this evidence, there is a good chance the hearing officer may find in favor of my client.
Countless people throughout Salt Lake City suffer from a form of disability. It can bring many challenges and obstacles that can lower a person’s quality of life. At the Law Office of Melvin A. Cook, I use my legal and financial background to help my clients in every way possible. I fight the government bureaucrats to obtain all the compensation you deserve. From the time a client visits for their initial consultation and all the the way through trial, I will always be in your corner. Contact me online or at (801) 746-5075 to schedule your free consultation.
When it comes the family law and social security disability, each client and case is different. It is also important to select an attorney with the experience, skills and professionalism required to address your legal issues. To learn more, contact the Salt Lake City law offices of Melvin A. Cook and schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case.