When Help Is Needed With Your Social Security Application And More


A Social Security lawyer can help those applying for SSDI benefits in several ways, including:

  • Helping you understand the application process. The Social Security Disability (SSDI) application process can be complex and confusing, and a lawyer can help you understand the steps involved and what is required of you. They can fill out your application on your behalf, ensuring that things are done correctly and completely.
  • Gathering and organizing your medical records. The Social Security Administration (SSA) will need to see your medical records to determine if you are eligible for benefits. A lawyer can help you gather and organize your records so that they are easy for the SSA to review. They know what records and doctor's notes are key to include so that the SSA can make a good determination of your eligibility for benefits. 
  • Representing you at your disability hearing. If your initial application for benefits is denied, you may have the right to a hearing. A lawyer can represent you at your hearing and help you present your case to the SSA. In many cases, the reason for being turned down is unclear. A lawyer can review the letter from the SSA and know right away what must be demonstrated at the appeal hearing to gain you your benefits.

What Claimants Must Know

In addition to the help that a lawyer can provide, there are a few other things that claimants should know about the SSDI application process:

  • The application process can take several months. It is important to be patient and persistent during the application process. Remain in touch with your lawyer and stay alert for any letters from the SSA. Comply with any additional documentation 
  • requested by the SSA right away. 
  • The SSA will consider your medical condition, your age, and your work history when determining your eligibility for benefits. Older applicants may ensure fewer weeks of waiting for their benefits due to reduced medical proof requirements. 
  • If your initial application is denied, you may have the right to appeal the decision. A lawyer can help you appeal the decision and increase your chances of being approved for benefits. Be sure to act quickly when you get the denial letter. There are deadlines to file for an appeal. 

If you are about to apply for SSDI benefits, it is important to speak to a lawyer as soon as possible. A lawyer can help you understand the application process and increase your chances of being approved for benefits.

For more info, contact a local Social Security Disability lawyer


9 August 2023

My Day in Court

When I sued a product manufacturer after a disfiguring accident, I never expected to actually go to court. I assumed that the case would eventually be settled, like most personal injury cases are. To my surprise, they wouldn't budge, and we ended up having to go all the way to court. I was pretty nervous about testifying, but I had a great attorney that prepared me well, and everything went smoothly. In the end, the jury saw things my way. I realized that I probably wasn't the only person to ever experience an unexpected day in court, and that's how I got the idea to start this blog. If you're looking for tips to help you prepare or wondering what to expect when you go to court for a lawsuit, this blog contains important information for you.