Social Security Disability
Social Security Disability (SSD) and (SSI) benefits can help people who cannot work due to a medical or mental health condition that is expected to last at least a year. Unfortunately, statistics show the vast majority of Social Security Disability claims are denied at the initial claim and reconsideration levels. This often happens regardless of whether or not a claimant is represented by an attorney. Thus, the vast majority of claims require a hearing in front of an administrative law judge (ALJ) before a claimant can hope to receive disability benefits. Having an attorney when you argue your case in front of an ALJ can be invaluable. While we cannot guarantee that every claimant will be awarded Social Security Disability or SSI benefits, having a Social Security lawyer can guarantee that your case will be properly “developed” prior to your hearing date.
The Social Security Disability process can be intimidating and the vast majority of individuals have no idea how to properly and thoroughly navigate their way through the Social Security rules and regulations. We know what the administration will be looking for with a particular medical condition, and will know what questions to ask your medical providers. Because we get paid on contingency (only if you are approved), we do our best to ensure you the best chance at approval, including tracking down important medical records and test results, obtaining detailed statements from treating physicians, and, at the time of the hearing, applying a thorough understanding of SSA regulations and prior rulings to the disability adjudication process.
If you or a loved one is suffering from a medical or mental health condition that prevents you from working on a regular and consistent basis, give us a call. We are dedicated to helping those who are unable to work obtain the disability benefits they are entitled to receive. Call 316-265-6000 or contact us online today for a free consultation.