Social Security Attorney in Action: How We Help Our Clients with Disability Claims

Applying for government benefits is usually a tough job. When facing a challenge of this magnitude, it helps to have someone on your side. For example, you might feel alone and afraid when trying to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. That’s where a Social Security attorney comes in. We help clients with disability claims try to get the best outcome possible. Here’s how.

Social Security Attorney Interprets Social Security Regulations

When you start looking into filing disability claims, you will encounter a mountain of regulations. Like most government programs, there are rules and regulations to follow, and they are not easy to understand.

Your experienced Social Security attorney already knows the rules, even before you talk to him or her. They have already dealt with multiple other disability claims and understand how to proceed.

Completing Paperwork for Disability Claims

Many applications are rejected because the applicant submitted incomplete paperwork or did not attach all of the supporting documents. In addition to the actual application, you will provide some or all of the following information about:

  • Yourself – name, birthdate, place of birth, marital status, military service, contact information for your employment, an alternate contact if Social Security cannot reach you, your job history, education, and training.
  • Your Spouse and Children – names, dates of birth, SSNs, date married, date divorce (if no longer married), names and birthdates of your children.
  • Your Medical Condition – contact information for medical providers, dates, and type of tests, medications, and why you take them.

You can provide copies of medical records in your possession now or when you interview with Social Security. Your Social Security attorney can help make sure you provide all the information and records necessary for Social Security to process your application.

Representing Clients as a Social Security Attorney

As we just mentioned, you will have an interview with a Social Security caseworker. Your lawyer can prepare you for the interview. If any hearings are needed, you will not be alone because your attorney will represent you.

Handling Appeals with a Social Security Attorney

Social Security typically denies more than 50% of first-time applications. If this happens to you, it’s crucial to immediately show your denial letter to your Social Security attorney. Then, you can discuss whether to appeal or not.

Rejected disability claims might go through one or all four stages of the appeal process:

  • Request for Reconsideration.
  • Request that an Administrative Law Judge review your case.
  • Ask for a review by the Appeals Council.
  • Ask a federal court to review your disability claim.

While it is possible to do the application by yourself, it’s not the best plan. Typically, it is better if your lawyer is with you from the very beginning.

Let a Social Security Attorney Help with Your Disability Claims

Applying for SSDI is not easy. Claimants are required to provide a long list of information in the form of medical records and other necessary documentation. This information must be collected, organized, and presented within certain procedures and deadlines

The attorneys at Powell Law carry on the work of a law firm that spans generations and has represented thousands of Pennsylvanians over a period of 115 years. At Powell Law, it is our goal to protect and assert our clients’ rights effectively in any matter, including those involving personal injury.

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