Dan Slater Law

Dan is a hard-fighting Colorado attorney with years of experience successfully representing clients involved in auto accidents, real estate issues, and wills / probate / estate planning.

Experienced and Knowledgeable Representation.
"A Strong Mind Trumps a Strong Arm."

Social Security Disability – Disability Claims – Disability Appeals

If your ability to earn a decent living has become hampered due to a disability, the Federal government, through the Social Security program, has established a means for you to receive subsistence payments in place of that income. Nobody gets rich on disability payments, but the payments help a person survive with the disability that they have.

However, the bureaucratic process is difficult, complicated, and requires tenacity. Too often, the first application for disability benefits is denied. That’s when you need to get an attorney to assist you with the process (indeed, the Social Security Administration does not allow an attorney to represent you in the initial step of making a claim).

The first step to obtaining disability benefits is to make application at your local Social Security offices. You can apply online with Social Security and learn more information here:

The second step, after your initial application has been denied, is to immediately contact an attorney. Time frames for appealing a denial of benefits are short, and you need Dan Slater at this step to help you through the byzantine process of appealing your benefits decision. It may take a number of appeals steps to get your disability application approved, but Dan Slater will work with you every step of the appeal process to ensure that you understand what is happening, and what you can expect.

If you’ve been denied benefits for your disability, contact Dan Slater today to get the effective legal representation you deserve.

Dan Slater is licensed to practice law in all state courts in Colorado, as well as the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Dan Slater represents clients throughout Southern Colorado, including Canon City, Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Salida, and the Lower Arkansas Valley (La Junta, Las Animas, Lamar, etc.). Call today - 719-269-3315, or email Dan@danslaterlaw.com.