Getting Approval for Social Security Disability
How a Lawyer Helps Win Social Security Benefits for a Disabled Person
Most people who are disabled and unable to work will never apply for Social Security disability benefits. They assume that they don’t have a chance of getting approved so why bother? Others may try to apply on their own, only to be denied. This can be a frustrating and costly mistake.
That’s where a lawyer comes in. A lawyer who specializes in Social Security disability claims can help increase your chances of getting approved. The following article shows you how.
A Lawyer Can Help You Gather the Necessary Medical Evidence
To qualify for Social Security disability, you must have a medical condition that is expected to last at least one year or result in death. You will need to provide medical evidence to support your claim.This can be difficult, especially if you don’t have a regular doctor or your condition is not well-documented. A lawyer can help you get the evidence you need to provide to Social Security by requesting your medical records and working with your doctors.
What Types of Injuries Are Covered by Social Security Disability?
There are many different types of injuries and illnesses that can qualify you for disability benefits. Some of the more common conditions include:
- Musculoskeletal disorders such as back pain or arthritis
- Mental health disorders such as depression or anxiety
- Heart disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Kidney failure
A Lawyer Can Help You Complete the Application Correctly
The application is long and complex. It’s important that you answer all of the questions accurately and completely. If you make a mistake, it could delay the processing of your claim or even result in a denial. A lawyer can help you avoid these mistakes by reviewing your application before you submit it. He or she will also help you gather any additional information that may be needed.
A Lawyer Can Represent You at Your Disability Hearing
If your initial claim is denied, you have the right to request a disability hearing. This is your opportunity to present your case to an administrative law judge and to answer any questions he or she may have. Many people who represent themselves at a Social Security disability hearing are not prepared and end up losing their case. A lawyer can help you get ready for your hearing and present your case in the best light possible.
Don’t give up on your dream of getting approved for Social Security disability benefits if your claim was denied. Talk to a lawyer today to see how he or she can help you win your case.
Travis Law Firm: Social Security Disability Lawyers
When you need it the most, disabled people often find it is difficult to get approved for Social Security disability benefits. We can take away your frustration by handling your claim for you. Contact the Travis Law Firm at (814) 277-2222 for a free case review. You can also contact us online. We’re here for you every step of the way.