With 64 years of combined experience in Social Security Disability law, you can trust us to carry you through the complicated claims and appeals process. We’re hometown lawyers who make sure the system works for you.
Reach out to us as soon as you can! We’ll explain your options under the law and the best approach to successfully file or appeal your claim.
There are two types of disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). The first, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), is based on your employment. If you paid taxes into Social Security, you may be covered. The second is called Supplementary Security Income (SSI). This is for people without sufficient work history.
Both types require that you be found medically disabled and unable to work. But what you get paid under each differs and you can only get Medicare insurance with SSDI benefits.
Compiling medical evidence
This is big. We need to prove that your condition causes severe limitations and you actively sought medical treatment. Without medical records, the judge can’t approve your claim. So, we help gather everything necessary and prepare you for any interviews.
Filing your application and appeals
Sometimes the paperwork is the easy part. 86% of claims are initially denied. If needed, we file an appeal for a hearing before an administrative judge. In this scenario, the claim process takes 6 to 24 months. Should we need to appeal further, claims can take 3 to 5 years. We strive to make things as quick and pain-free as possible.
A prior denial is an important date for future claims. You may be able to make a new claim of disability but only back to this date. It will impact how much you are owed and if you are Medicare eligible.
How we help
It can be easy to get frustrated with the process but we understand what’s at stake. We’ll work tirelessly to get you every penny that should be coming your way.
Count on us to:
- Explain your options and return all calls within 24 business hours
- Communicate with your doctors, obtain medical records and secure testimony
- File your application and any appeals
- Provide in-person support for your required SSA interviews
- Advise you on issues with government agencies and collections
- Present your case in a strategic, favorable manner
- Expedite the process whenever we can
- Empower you to make informed decisions
- Stand with you and battle for your rights