Does Hearing Loss Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits in Wisconsin?

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Get Help Winning the Benefits You Need

If you’re living with moderate to severe hearing loss, you know the world can go silent on you in more ways than one.

Sure, there is the main effect: You can’t hear as well as you should. Life gets difficult. You can’t have normal conversations, or do much of anything the way you used to.

Sometimes, your hearing loss can even force you out of work.

No job means no income, but hearing loss or not, your bills still hit your mailbox every month. How are you going to pay for your normal expenses, much less any medical costs?

Your situation is why Social Security Disability benefits exist. The monthly checks can give you the peace of mind to focus on your health—the most important issue in your life.

Sadly, these benefits can be hard to win. Most applicants are denied on their first application.

It’s you need someone experienced on your side. The disability lawyers at the Becker Law Office know the system, and know how to give you the best shot at winning.

Give us a call today to get your case started.

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How to Prove Your Hearing Loss to Social Security

Suffering from hearing loss can be hard to prove. Social Security’s focus for determining benefits eligibility is the severity of your condition.

The main two thresholds Social Security considers for qualification:

  • An average hearing threshold of 60 to 90 decibels or greater in the better ear, dependent upon the testing method
  • A word recognition score of 40 percent or lower in the better ear

You can still qualify if you don’t meet either of those standards. You’ll just have to be able to prove your hearing loss met Social Security’s normal standard, which means:

  • Your health condition has made working impossible.
  • You can’t switch to a different line of work.
  • You won’t be able to work for at least a year.

We know this can become almost overwhelming. This process can often become a confusing nightmare of unfamiliar rules and regulations, and one small mistake can separate you from the financial support you deserve.

At the Becker Law Office, it’s our mission to help our neighbors in need. We can answer any questions you have, and even evaluate your case at no cost to you.

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Don’t Give Up After a Denial

It feels unfair.

You’re the one hurting, through no fault of your own, and you’re being punished for it, more than you’ve already endured.

And now Social Security is denying you benefits?

You should know: A denial isn’t the end.

Social Security features a multi-step appeals process with chances to win at each juncture. Your best opportunity comes at an appeals hearing with an administrative law judge (ALJ), which represents the only time you can plead your case in person.

In fact, the government’s own statistics show you’re three times as likely to win benefits at your appeals hearing if you hire representation.

Don’t take a chance on your future.

If you’re in Madison, Wausau or anywhere in Wisconsin and need help winning benefits, call the Becker Law Office today to get started.

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