Dependable Social Security Disability Representation

Meet Our Local Disability Representative

Our local Springfield disability representative has over 20 years of experience. Roy has worked on both sides of the desk; not only has he advocated for clients, but he also has experience processing disability claims for the government. This holistic background means that he can assist with all aspects of your application–including reconsiderations, appeals, and administrative hearings. Each file receives a comprehensive review of medical and technical aspects with a focus on how to best resolve your disability claim as quickly as possible.

Disability Representative
Roy Rickstrew

We Offer a Free Disability Case Consultation

At The Resource Center, our main goal is to provide simple answers to complex questions. We strive for all of our customers to feel confident with their claims. Our disability representative is here to offer an informal conversation, free of jargon and complicated legal terms. Our consultations are free of charge and our disability services are contingency-based. If you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid.

We Track Your SSD Claim’s Progress

We always encourage our clients to keep up with their applications, but we can also help provide peace of mind knowing that a professional will be monitoring the disability claim for updates, notices, and other legal correspondence. We will also be seizing every opportunity to advance your disability case and highlight its strengths.

We Actively Represent a Your Disability Claim

If a disability claim is denied, you still have options. We can help you decide what your next steps should be, advocate your claim in real-time, and manage ongoing changes. Unlike many SSD attorneys who review your case once before the court, our disability representative works to provide feedback, address areas of concern, and develop strategies to actively enhance the effectiveness of your testimony.

We Comply with all Social Security Regulations

Our representative is an expert with over twenty years of experience in both sides of disability-based programs. This firsthand knowledge helps us streamline your case and ensure that your claim is extensively evaluated and explained in simple terms. While we cannot guarantee success, we can ensure that every claim is extensively evaluated and explained to you in simple terms, with plenty of assistance along the way.

Our Approach to Common Concerns About your Disability Claim

  • Ensuring Accurate SSD Case Information

    Our Social Security disability representative can help you develop a strategy to strengthen your disability case and ensure you have all the information required for the claim. Our goal is to make your case the easiest one to approve!

  • Evaluating Prior Denials on Your Disability Claim

    If your disability claim is denied, we can evaluate why that decision was made and offer representation during your appeal process. An appeal prevents you from starting over and potentially protects retroactive benefits that you may be eligible for.

  • Assisting with Your Time Restraints

    Your health should be your primary concern, not the maze of forms and red tape. Our Social Security Representative can shoulder some of the burdens and allow you more time to focus on your health and family.

Roy Rickstrew Social Security Disability Representative
Life, Accident & Health, Property & Casualty Licensed

More About Our Disability Representative

After working for the government for several years, Roy saw how difficult navigating the disability program was for most applicants. Seeing so many hardworking people in need of help, he realized the need to change sides of the desk. Since 2003, he has worked as an advocate with government officials and individuals seeking disability-based programs to improve current assistance programs. In his free time, he enjoys vintage cars, kayaking, fishing, cooking, and learning new hobbies.

B.S Sociology, Missouri State University


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Social Security Disability FAQ

How does social security disability work?

If you or a loved one are unable to work full-time due to a medical condition, social security may supplement their income and health care benefits to those who qualify.

Are there age restrictions?

Social security disability is specifically designed for working-age people under the age of 67. For those over the age of 67, our financial-planning division is an excellent resource for those looking to maximize their retirement income.

What should I do if my disability claim is denied?

If your application for social security disability is denied, you should ask to review the file to better understand the reason for denial. You have 60 days to appeal the decision. Talking with our social security representative can help you understand the options you have to strengthen your case.

How long does it take to approve a disability claim?

Once the application is submitted, the average response time is 3 to 5 months for an initial decision. The need for appeals will lengthen this time frame. The length of time can be longer or shorter depending on geographical location and how quickly medical records are released.

What do disability judges look for?

Each case is different, but two of the most important components to prepare are sufficient medical records and credible testimony. Judges look for consistency and prefer well-documented conditions as opposed to a simple diagnosis. Our social security representative will review your records and provide feedback on how well your doctor is recording your condition and help provide guidance to develop a stronger case.

Do I get to speak directly to my disability representative?

Yes! The Resource Center prioritizes your comfort and understands how frustrating it can be to wait on phone calls from someone who might not understand the whole process. When you call our office, you’ll work one-on-one with your representative throughout the entire process of the case. Roy Rickstrew is a social security representative with over twenty years of experience.

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