Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are government benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) oversees the SSD benefits program. Generally, if an injury or illness prevents you from working for one year or more, and if you have paid into the SSD program, you should be eligible for SSD benefits. However, obtaining SSD benefits is often an uphill battle. In fact, the vast majority of SSD claimants are denied after their initial application.


If you have been denied Social Security Disability benefits, do not give up. Rather, turn to a skilled Kentucky SSD claims attorney who can protect your rights to obtaining benefits.


My name is Peter Naake, and I have been a Louisville Social Security Disability attorney for more than 20 years. I represent workers throughout the state of Kentucky who are unable to return to work for a year or more.


Were You Denied SSD Benefits?


I am well versed in the reasons SSA denies initial applications. These reasons include:

  • Insufficient medical proof
  • Impairment is not considered severe
  • Impairment is the result of alcohol or drug addiction
  • Impairment is not expected to last more than one year
  • Ability to perform usual type of work is unaffected
  • Ability to perform another type of work is unaffected
  • Failure to take prescribed medication
  • Return to work while SSD claims application is pending


I provide full representation throughout the SSD claims process. From initial denial to an appeal, I can protect your rights to the benefits you need. As your workers' compensation attorney, I will already have access to your medical records. I will already have developed evidence in your workers' compensation case. I use this knowledge to fuel your SSD case and ensure you reach a prompt and cost-effective resolution.


If you are receiving both workers' compensation payments and Social Security Disability benefits, you may be subject to a Social Security offset. It is important to know the rules imposing this offset before settling a workers' compensation case. Long-term disability insurance policies usually contain an offset for both workers' compensation and Social Security Disability benefits as well.


I offer free initial consultations to discuss your Social Security Disability claim. To schedule yours contact me today. I offer flexible office hours and can travel to meet you.  Social Security Disability claims are handled on a contingency fee basis. You do not owe attorney fees unless I am able to obtain benefits and compensation on your behalf.*


*Court costs and case expenses will be the responsibility of the Client.

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