Social security disability is a program that pays people who become disabled after working the required number of years. In order to get benefits, a disabled person must submit an application and prove with their medical records that they are unable to work due to a physical or mental impairment. For most people, the process is time consuming and it is also frustrating. Some people wait for years to get the benefits they deserve after they go through all the stages of the appeals process. You may be able to avoid some of that frustration by contacting a lawyer early in your case.
The fact that you are not able to work and provide for yourself and your family is stressful enough. You shouldn't have to fight for the benefits you paid for out of your paycheck every week. When you and your doctor both know you are unable to work due to your disability but the Social Security Administration denies your claim, contact an attorney such as Drummond Law right away. An attorney may review your application for you to ensure it is complete before you submit it for consideration. If you don't understand something on the application, it is better to seek advice than to leave the space blank. Blank spaces on disability applications often lead to denials.
Your lawyer will advocate for your until your claim is approved or denied at the final appeal level. Fees for disability attorneys are regulated by the federal government so you won't have to worry about losing all of your benefits to an attorney. Legal costs are limited to 25 percent of back benefits up to a maximum of $6,000. Therefore, your lawyer has a strong incentive to work hard for you. You will not have to pay any fees to your attorney from your future disability benefits. If you need help with your application or would like information about additional resources, contact an attorney as soon as possible so your lawyer can get to work on your case and get you one step closer to receiving a monthly disability check.