The world of Social Security is a confusing one – filed with detailed, program-specific regulations. Applying for Social Security Disability benefits is also frustrating in light of government-imposed deadlines and extended waiting periods.
We can help educate you on the process and represent you from the start.
If you have a health impairment, or combination of impairments, that prevent you from working, or limits you to part-time work, you should consider an application for Social Security disability benefits. Taking that step is typically a very difficult one. We assist with helping you to determine whether you should pursue an application. Many law firms only speak to individuals after they have already been denied by the Social Security Administration after completing an application for SSI and/or SSDI benefits. We are happy to speak with you about whether you may be eligible for benefits before you expend the time and frustration to make an application; we can also speak with you about representation at denial/appeal.
What’s the benefit of having an attorney for my claim?
First and foremost, having an experienced advocate can simplify and explain the process at each phase. Most claims for benefits result in a hearing for benefits before an administrative law judge – having an attorney in that setting provides you with experienced preparation, arguments, and support. We regularly represent claimants and appear before these judges.
It can be daunting to deal with the deadlines and paperwork the agency mails to you. As the representative on your claim, we also assist with the volumes of paperwork and forms you’re required to complete.
What about fees?
You can schedule a free consultation with an attorney about your Social Security application. If hired, we do not charge a fee for our services unless your benefits are granted! Said another way, the fee is contingent on success. There is no need for a retainer fee.
In treating for your health issues, we understand that you may feel overwhelmed and frustrated with the idea of “disability” or applying for benefits. We understand that position. Let us assist you with administrative and legal application so that you can better concentrate on your health. Contact us today to set up a meeting with an attorney.
Contact us about your Social Security Disability questions and needs.