Social Security Disability Attorney and Lawyer Information
The process of applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be confusing and complicated. Most applicants aren’t sure how to submit the right medical documentation and fill out the required paperwork. Because of this, over 65 percent of claims are initially denied.
Should You Hire a Disability Lawyer?
While it’s not a requirement to have an attorney represent you while filing, hiring one can improve the likelihood of approval. Studies show that individuals represented by an attorney are more likely to be successful in obtaining SSDI or SSI benefits from the SSA.
Chances of Winning Your Disability Case Without a Lawyer
As mentioned above, only 35 percent of applicants are approved for disability benefits on the first try. That’s why it’s important to hire Social Security Disability lawyers who know the application process. A good attorney knows how to present your disability as obvious, not conjecture, and they can help you obtain the medical documentation you need from the hospitals and doctors who treated you. SSI lawyers also have access to the Blue Book listings to determine whether you meet the necessary criteria. By working with the Disability Help Center San Diego, the chance of the SSA rejecting your claim due to a lack of medical proof of disability is seriously reduced, and once you’ve submitted your application, your attorney will track it within the SSA and provide you with updates.
SSI Lawyers Will Represent You at Appeals
Because so many applications for disability are rejected the first time around, it’s important to have a backup plan. An attorney can help you appeal the decision in a hearing or reconsideration proceedings. We can also communicate with any medical professionals who you went to for treatment, collect and submit key medical evidence, and work to prepare you for questions from the administrative judge. A good attorney can speed up your case, especially if your condition is terminal or you are in severe financial need.
Your lawyer will guide you at the hearing to provide the judge with your testimony and give a better understanding of your disability and how it has affected your work. If your condition keeps you from being able to appear at a hearing, we can request the judge give you an on the record (OTR) decision to approve your claim without a hearing.
While you can apply for Social Security Disability benefits on your own, it’s near impossible to be approved. Individuals who hire attorneys are statistically proven to be approved more often than those who don’t. If you’ve had difficulty receiving approval for your disability application, call the Disability Help Center San Diego today at 1-888-418-8860 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We’ll help determine if you are eligible for SSDI or SSI benefits and work to win your case.