FAQs

Most people struggling with disabilities that keep them out of work know they could use some help, but they don’t understand that they likely qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.

At the Law Offices of John T. Nicholson, we want to give you the information and resources you need to make sense of your options and take appropriate steps to obtain the compensation and benefits that can make a significant difference in your life.

Below are just some of the most common questions we hear, accompanied by general explanations. For comprehensive explanations tailored to your specific situation, give us a call at 1-800-596-1533 to schedule a free consultation.

  • Should I apply for disability? — If you are unable to work because of a disability, it’s in your interests to determine whether you qualify for benefits. Our team can speak with you, review your situation and help you determine whether you may be eligible for SSD or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.
  • How long does the disability process take? — It depends on the circumstances. In some cases, an SSD or SSI claim can be resolved in a matter of months. In others, it can take years.
  • When should I apply for benefits? — Because numerous requirements must be met to qualify for benefits, it’s often in your best interests to speak with an experienced SSD lawyer as soon as your disability is diagnosed.
  • What does a disability attorney do? — In short, a lot. Instead of navigating the forms and deadlines, gathering medical information or dealing with the Social Security Administration (SSA) on your own, your attorney can handle a vast majority of these processes so you can focus on getting better.
  • Do mental disabilities qualify for SSD benefits? — Yes, various types of mental disabilities do qualify for benefits. However, mental disabilities are often more difficult to prove than physical ailments. We will help you obtain the medical treatment and records necessary to build a strong claim.
  • How much will hiring an attorney cost? — When you hire our team at the Law Offices of John T. Nicholson, you won’t be asked to pay any legal fees upfront. Nearly all claims are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means we don’t get paid unless we recover benefits for you. The fee is usually 25 percent of back benefits with a set maximum. No fee is subtracted from your current monthly benefits.

Are You Ready To Learn More?

To speak with our team at Law Offices of John T. Nicholson, call 1-800-596-1533 or contact us online. We are responsive and if you contact us outside our standard business hours, we will get back to you within one business day. We work with people throughout Ohio as well as the Midwest and the United States.

Contact Us For A Free Consultation

If you or a loved one can no longer work due to a disability, contact the Law Offices of John T. Nicholson and schedule a free consultation to learn how an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer can help you get the benefits you deserve. Call us at 1-800-596-1533 or fill out the form online.

Law Offices of John T. Nicholson

Beavercreek

4461 Dayton Xenia Road
Dayton, OH 45432-1805
(937) 432-9775
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Cincinnati

2021 Auburn Ave., Suite 105
Cincinnati, OH 45219
(513) 276-4677
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Columbus

1041 Dublin Rd #103
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 384-5800
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Franklin

8 Stadia Drive
Franklin, OH 45005
(937) 432-9775
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Kettering

5335 Far Hills Ave., Ste. 108
Kettering, OH 45429
(937) 524-5922
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Piqua

430 N Wayne St
Piqua, OH 45356
(937) 325-8500
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Springfield

150 N Limestone St #217
Springfield, OH 45501
(937) 325-8500
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Trotwood

2541 Shiloh Springs Road
Dayton, OH 45426
(937) 524-5922
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Troy

22 N Market St
Troy, OH 45373
(937) 524-5922
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West Chester

7103 Cincinnati Columbus Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45069
(513) 276-4677
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Mailing Address

P.O. Box 41450
Dayton, OH 45441
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Beavercreek Office

4461 Dayton Xenia Road
Dayton, OH 45432-1805
(937) 432-9775
Map & Directions

Cincinnati Office

2021 Auburn Ave., Suite 105
Cincinnati, OH 45219
(513) 276-4677
Map & Directions

Columbus Office

1041 Dublin Rd #103
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 384-5800
Map & Directions

Franklin Office

8 Stadia Drive
Franklin, OH 45005
(937) 432-9775
Map & Directions

Kettering Office

5335 Far Hills Ave., Ste. 108
Kettering, OH 45429
(937) 524-5922
Map & Directions

Piqua Office

430 N Wayne St
Piqua, OH 45356
(937) 325-8500
Map & Directions

Springfield Office

150 N Limestone St #217
Springfield, OH 45501
(937) 325-8500
Map & Directions

Trotwood Office

2541 Shiloh Springs Road
Dayton, OH 45426
(937) 524-5922
Map & Directions

Troy Office

22 N Market St
Troy, OH 45373
(937) 524-5922
Map & Directions

West Chester Office

7103 Cincinnati Columbus Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45069
(513) 276-4677
Map & Directions