If an illness, injury, or disability is preventing you from working, you may be worried about how you’ll pay your medical bills and provide for your family. The government created Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits to help Americans like you cover their expenses. But the application process can be complex and confusing, and the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies more than half of all initial claims.

At Cofman Townsley, we’re here to help people across Missouri and Southern Illinois get the Social Security Disability benefits they’re owed. Whether you need help appealing a denied claim or applying for the first time, we’ll do everything we can to build a strong claim on your behalf. So don’t wait another day. Contact our legal team now. Dial (314) 499-1190 or complete a free initial consultation form.

What Our Clients Say

“Cofman Townsley and their staff are like family. They met every need, answered every question, called us after hours, etc. They went above and beyond and made sure that we got our settlement to the fullest amount.” Jill C.

“Cofman Townsley was persistent, professional, and did an excellent job at keeping me informed all the time.”

Ashanti M.

“The Cofman Townsley team was awesome through the entire process.”

Darlana J.

“Cofman Townsley was great at helping me. They were always on time and answered any questions I had. They were very nice and patient with everything.”

ReJeane T.

“The attorneys were very responsive to my needs. Every time I called, someone got right back to me right away. I always knew what was going on because I was kept very informed about my case. I would recommend Cofman Townsley to anyone. I feel that Cofman Townsley did a wonderful job with my case. Everything was done in a professional manner. Everyone is really nice. ”

LaDawn H.

“Cofman Townsley are like family to me. They explain things thoroughly, make sure that I understand, and that I am taken care of. David Nissenholtz and Paula were super to me, and helped me through a long and difficult process where I had years of medical treatment and much stress. They care about people and take time to listen. I would refer my friends and family members to them because I trust they will take good care of them.”

William V.

“Cofman Townsley treats you like family and like you are the only client. They answered all of my questions and took time to make sure I understood. I wouldn’t change to another attorney. They have done a good job for me and I trust them, which is very important. The whole office of people is friendly. They make me feel like I am number one, and they will do the same for you.”

Darlene W.

“Cofman Townsley diligently represented me in my personal injury work comp claim and got me a fair settlement in a timely manner.”

Jeff R.

“It was a great experience. Cofman Townsley handled all the leg work for me. I appreciate all the help.”

Chris S.

“I was very pleased with the way in which my case was handled. I was treated with great respect and care. I have never had to have legal services in my life, so for a first time event this has been very easy. I would like to say that the work ethic and determination of this company was the greatest thing that I will be left with. I thank you all very much!”

Johnny M.

“David did an amazing job with my case and communicating with me. His professionalism and concern with my progress meant a lot to me. I really appreciate everything he and his staff did for me. Thank you all.”

Carey G.

“Cofman Townsley are a great team of lawyers who go out of their way to do the BEST for their clients. They stay on you and get you the largest settlement they can.”

Peggy T.

“I really appreciate what they have done for me. I was treated excellently and if something ever happens again, they would be the first people I would call.”

Amber A.

“They have great attention to detail and [provide] a wonderful level of comfort during tough times.”

Matt C.

“Thank you. You guys were very fast, considerate, and friendly. I really appreciate it.”

Michael S.

Social Security Disability Eligibility

You must meet the SSA’s eligibility requirements in order to receive SSD benefits. Two main factors the SSA reviews during the application process are your:

  1. Disability
    The SSA considers your condition a qualifying disability if you:
    • Cannot perform the work you did before.
    • Cannot adjust to other work because of your condition.
    • Have been disabled, or are expected to be disabled, for at least one year or your disability will result in death.
  2. Work History
    Workers pay into the SSD system with taxes from their paychecks. The SSA assigns you credits based on how much you earned while working, with a maximum of four credits earned per year. You are eligible to receive SSD benefits if you earned at least the minimum amount of credits within the past 10 years you’ve worked.

Our Social Security Disability lawyers know how the SSD application process works. We can review your medical and work history and help you determine if you’re eligible for SSD benefits.

Fighting for You

If you need SSD benefits, you deserve legal help from professionals who know what it takes to get your claim approved. At Cofman Townsley, we have more than 50 years of experience helping injured victims in Missouri and Southern Illinois. Our legal team is ready to give your case the attention it deserves. So don’t wait, contact us today or call (314) 499-1190.