We help individuals obtain the Social Security disability benefits they deserve and are entitled to.
About 75% of all initial applications for Social Security Disability benefits are initially denied by the Social Security Administration. Our team helps people with all phases of the application process, from initial application through the Social Security Appeal process.
Are You Eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits?
To receive disability benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs, you must have physical or mental health problems severe enough to keep you from working at a paying job for at least 12 months. The test is not whether you have been unable to get a job; the test is whether you are capable of doing jobs that exist in the work force.
The Social Security Administration uses a set of regulations that take into account your medical condition, your age, education, training, and work experience in deciding if you qualify for disability payments.
Do You need a Social Security Attorney?
Our team understands the Social Security Disability application process and the regulations the Social Security Administration uses to review claims. We use our experience to prepare your application and work with your doctors to support your application.
If your original application is denied, you may need a hearing in order to be granted Social Security benefits. The hearing is informal and many may think they can easily represent themselves, but statistics have shown that people represented by an attorney have been successful more often than those without an attorney.
How much does it cost to hire an attorney?
We do not charge for our services unless you receive benefits. To pay attorney fees, the Social Security Administration will usually withhold 25% of past due benefits. Nothing will be withheld from your regular monthly checks after you receive benefits.
When should you contact an attorney?
As with most things in life, the sooner the better. As your attorney, we will do more than just sit at a hearing and ask questions. There is much pre-hearing preparation, analysis and evidence gathering. We will also work with your doctors to explain the Social Security regulations and obtain a report. For these reasons, the earlier we begin working on your case, the better your chances are of receiving benefits.