Being disabled is difficult enough. Between the pain and inability to earn your own living, frustration can become a big factor in feeling like you’ll never get to a better place. In times like these, it is important to remember that other people can help.
Dealing with the federal government can be daunting in the best of circumstances. There are the forms, the jargon, and the waiting. If you want to file a claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) due to your inability to work, the government office will help you fill out the forms and tell you generally what evidence you need to gather. There are others, however, such as experienced disability lawyers, who can give you much more specific advice. These professionals have seen what wins an SSDI case and what doesn’t, and they may be able to help your initial application for benefits be better organized and more complete.
Denials in the world of SSDI benefits are par for the course. If your initial application has been denied, don’t give up. The appeals process may seem arcane and frightening, but with the right evidence and presentation, it can be navigated. This is where having decades of experience in dealing with SSDI cases can be most helpful. Knowing the steps to take and the best way to prepare and present the appeal to maximize the possibility of success is the key to our firm’s ability to help you receive whatever benefits you may be entitled to. We don’t promise miracles, just hard work and the knowledge born of experience.
The specific type of disability you have isn’t really the most important factor in your case. The benefits for which you are eligible depend upon how long you’ve been disabled, how long the disability is likely to last, and if you have paid into the social security system over the years. If you would like to learn more about how you may be able to get help with your claim, we invite you to visit our Social Security Disability web page.