Social Security Disability Lawyers | SSD Appeals Attorneys
Social Security Disability Attorneys
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If you cannot work due to a disability, you may be entitled to two types of disability benefits: Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The application process for both can be confusing and time-consuming. We can guide you through the process to secure the benefits you are entitled to receive, from qualified attorneys practicing in the field of Social Security Disability.
Denied Social Security Disability?
If you have been denied SSD benefits, we encourage you to not give up. The vast majority of SSD applicants are denied after the initial application. The Social Security Administration (SSA) requires extensive proof of your disability. Along with our resources, we can build a strong claim for benefits. Attorneys can gather all the documentation necessary to bolster your claim and prove your disability.
If you need help with an initial application, or if you have been denied Social Security benefits, we can get you the help you deserve to capture the benefits you need for Social Security Disability (SSD).
SSD is for people who have worked. SSI is need-based, and even children can qualify. Whenever possible, attorneys will assist you and maximize your benefits.
Our attorneys group offer free initial consultations for your SSD claims.
Five Things You Need To Know About SSD
- Deadlines Matter: Missing application deadlines set forth by the Social Security Administration (SSA) may mean going to the “back of the line” and prolonging your wait for benefits.
- Organize: Gather all of your medical records from your treating physicians, including prescriptions and results from any diagnostic tests, and bring them with you when you apply for benefits. If you don’t, the SSA may make an inappropriate decision based on an incomplete file.
- Prepare Your Doctors: Your physicians should know that you are applying for benefits and should prepare Residual Functional Capacity reports for you before you apply. Your local Social Security office may have forms that you can bring to your doctor’s office as guidance. He or she must provide specific information on your functional limits, not just a mere statement that you are disabled.
- Claim Denied? Don’t Give Up: The first step after your initial claim is denied is called Reconsideration. While a high percentage of Reconsideration requests are denied, you should not be discouraged. If you have a legitimate claim, you should appeal because you may be entitled to compensation.
- SSD Help is Available: While you may be frustrated after being denied, even a few times, know that $91.3 billion was paid by SSD to all disabled workers in 2008. We can help you find an attorney that can manage the appeals process and help you get you the compensation you may be entitled to.
If you, or someone you know are seeking legal advice regarding a claim for social security disability benefits, call our office now at toll free at 1-800-270-1710, e-mail us, or complete a free case evaluation for a consultation directly with one of our attorneys.