Have You or A Love One Been Denied Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI/SSI)?
For various reasons the Social Security Administration denies claimants who may be truly disabled on the initial application. Accordingly, it may take an experienced Social Security Disability Lawyer or Advocate, with extensive knowledge of the laws and medical listings, to help you or a loved one get approved for Social Security Disability Benefits.
At Apply-For-Disability-Benefits.com, we take pride in our commitment to be the most effective means of introducing claimants with Social Security inquiries to experienced attorneys with accurate and knowledgeable Disability Benefits answers.
To best help you we would first like to answer a few commonly asked questions about Social Security Disability Benefits and about us Apply-For-Disability-Benefits.com.
First off a little about who we are at Apply-For-Disability-Benefits.com. We are proud to offer a national social security disability lawyer and advocate evaluation service. What we do is upon submission of your Disability inquiry we quickly forward your request to one of our Social Security Disability Attorneys or Advocates located in your area. The attorne or advocatey will contact you within 24/hrs to discuss your case and hopefully guide you on a path of receiving your disability benefits.
What Are Social Security Disability Benefits?
If you or a loved one have worked 5 of the past 10 years and are suffering from a disability, you may be qualified to receive monetary benefits from the Social Security Administration or from your local Social Security office. These benefits are referred to as Social Security disability benefits (SSDI). Depending on the situation, these disability benefits may be granted to you and/or your dependents.
Who Is Eligible To Receive Social Security Disability Benefits?
In general, the Social Security Administration will pay cash benefits to those who are unable to work for a year or more because of a physical or mental disability. In order to receive these benefits, one must prove that s/he is in fact disabled or suffering from a disability.
How Does Social Security Define "Disability?"
Under Social Security, disability is based on one's inability to work. One is considered disabled if s/he cannot perform the work that s/he could before, and if s/he cannot adjust to other types of work because of her/his medical condition(s). To qualify for Social Security disability benefits, one's disability must either last, or be expected to last, for at least a year or to result in death.
How Much Money Will I Get If I Am Qualified To Receive Social Security Disability Benefits?
If you are under the age of 65 and qualify for Social Security disability benefits, you may receive monthly cash benefits in the same amount you would have, had you retired at the age of 65. This holds true for as long as you remain disabled.
Should I Get A Lawyer or Disability Advocate To Represent Me In Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits?
Although it is unnecessary to find a lawyer or disability advocate when you first apply for disability benefits at any Social Security office, you should obtain disability representation as soon as you receive any denial of benefits notice from the Social Security Administration.
How Can A Disability Lawyer or Advocate Help Me In Getting My Social Security Disability Benefits?
An advocate or lawyer undoubtedly can help you with your claim for Social Security Disability Benefits. S/he can assist you in the preparation and submission of additional evidence to have your claim reconsidered for approval. In addition, if the application for reconsideration is denied, your representative can file a request for a hearing before an administrative judge of the Social Security Administration. Your representative can assist you throughout the hearing stage by: 1) preparing you to testify effectively, 2) presenting evidence in support of your claim through medical records, reports, and expert witnesses, and 3) cross-examining adverse medical or non-medical witnesses called by the Social Security Administration. Also, in the event that you are unsuccessful at the hearing stage, a lawyer can appeal the administrative judge's decision to the Appeals Council, and then to the United States District Court. Statistics show that claimants with legal representation succeed more than those without such representation. Hence, it is logical to have a reputable lawyer or disability adovocate to assist with your claim.
Hiring A Disability Lawyer or Advocate To Represent You For Your Social Security Disability Benefits Claim
Disability Attorneys and advocates who handle Social Security disability claims will represent you on a contingency fee basis. In other words, there is no fee if your case is lost; you are required to pay a fee for your representative's services only if your claim for disability benefits is won. The charge is either 25% of past-due benefits or $6,000.00, depending upon which amount is less. Also, if your disability case representative incurs out-of-pocket expenses connected to your legal representation, these expenses will be included at the conclusion of your case.
When Should I Contact A Disability Representative To Represent Me In My Claim For Disability Benefits?
You should contact a Disability Representative immediately upon receiving notice from the Social Security Administration or local Social Security office that your initial application for disability benefits has been denied. Studies show that claimants with legal representation are more successful than those without legal assistance, and therefore, a disability lawyer or advocate is likely to improve your chances of receiving disability benefits.
What Should I Do If My Application For Disability Benefits Is Denied?
If you or someone you know has been improperly denied Social Security Disability Benefits, Please Fill Out the Free Disability Evaluation Now, we will immediately forward your case to a Social Security Disability Advocate or Lawyer.