How an attorney helps secure Social Security disability benefits

| Feb 25, 2021 | Social Security Disability Insurance |

You have a serious health ailment that may prevent you from ever working again and are not sure what to do. Through research, you understand that an option is to seek Social Security disability (SSD) benefits. You are unfamiliar with this experience, so you suspect finding a solution is all up to you. This is uncharted territory.

Sure, a helpful government employee provided you with some ideas and a list of government-related phone numbers and websites. However, you know these sources are not enough to answer every question and address every concern you have about SSD benefits. This is the time you should consider the guidance of an attorney who understands every aspect of the Social Security Administration (SSA). There is no fee for this service unless you win your case!

Application and appeals processes

A skilled and empathetic attorney will understand the hardships that you and your family face.

There are many ways an attorney can guide you in securing SSD benefits. Here are some of those ways:

  • Determining whether your ailment qualifies you for receiving SSD benefits. The list of impairments is long and includes physical and mental maladies such as blindness, hearing loss, anxiety, depression, autism, heart ailments, asthma, arthritis, back pain, cancer, etc.
  • Guiding you through the application process. Many documents must be reviewed, filled out and submitted. Your medical records must be gathered to support your claim.
  • Explaining the amount of the monthly SSD payments you will receive. According to the SSA’s most recent statistical report, the average worker in 2019 received nearly $1,258 per month. (Men on average received $1,390, while women received $1,131.) This will be based upon what you have paid into the Social Security trust fund.
  • Advocating for you in the appeals process if the SSA denies your initial claim. Roughly two-thirds of initial applicants have their claims denied. But if your case is valid we have a high rate of successful appeals. Getting those SSD benefits remains your priority. That money will help you care for your family and obtain medical insurance. Getting peace of mind is another part of the equation. You can get both through the guidance of a knowledgeable and experienced attorney