While it may seem like a simple thing to fill out some forms and send them to the Social Security Administration in order to receive benefits when the situation involves a disability it is not always that way. Many people find that they are denied benefits and end up struggling financially as they try to figure out what to do next. A social security lawyer can increase the chance of your case being accepted. Here are just a few things they will do for you.
Once you initiate a claim with the Social Security Administration it is important that everything is done in a timely fashion. They may ask for more documentation or request you see another doctor. Everything must be by the administration's timeline. Your lawyer will ensure that it gets done and to the proper place on time.
Sometimes, getting all the medical records required can take more than a bit of work. Your lawyer will know exactly what records are needed and will get them from the appropriate doctors when they are needed. They will also make sure to keep a copy for your files in case there is ever any doubt as to what was sent to your claim file. This can save a lot of time and energy if things progress to needing a hearing on the case.
Help with Appeals
If your claim is denied, you have the right to appeal the decision. An experienced social security lawyer will know how to proceed, understand any deadlines, and be sure to get the appeal in place. They will also represent you during the entire appeal process. Trying to interpret all the legal and medical terms the administration uses during the appeal process can be daunting. If you don't understand what it is they need or want your chances of having the case go your way are not very high. Let someone who understands things handle it for you.
Trying to deal with financial issues and the Social Security Administration can be a big hindrance to the healing process. You need to spend all your energy getting better or learning how to live your life with the disability. Leave all the legal issues to a professional. Not only will you be more relaxed and feel better overall, you will also have a much better chance of the claim being accepted so you can start receiving your benefits sooner.Share