How Can A Lawyer Help With My Benefits?
What Can an SSDI Attorney Do for You?
SSDI stands for Social Security Disability Insurance. It is an insurance policy which you have paid for, if you have been working and you have been paying Social Security taxes. A lawyer from our firm can help you through the often complicated application process, and can assist you if you are denied and must appeal.
Why Do Some People Choose to Have an SSDI Attorney?
The Social Security Administration (SSA) puts it this way, A representative who is familiar with the Social Security system may provide valuable service to you. The SSA indicates that you may have a better chance of success through the long and difficult process of applying and proving that you are entitled to collect. One of the most often asked questions involves whether you need a lawyer in order to apply for disability benefits. The answer is no.
One of the reasons that applying for benefits can be so frustrating is, if you make a mistake in one of the steps you may not find out about it until the application has been denied. This will result in an even longer time before you know if you will be approved for benefits. An SSDI attorney can help you avoid mistakes that cause delays. Its a lot of paperwork and everything must be right.
How is an SSDI Attorney Paid?
At our firm, we work on a contingency basis, which means we get no fees unless we are successful. To put it simply, we don't get paid unless you do. If your claim is denied, we get nothing. Our fees, when we succeed for you, are a percentage of the back benefits up to $6000. What are back benefits? Everyone receives benefits beginning six months after the date that the SSA determines their disability began. By the time a case is decided, you may be entitled to months of back benefits.
If your SSDI attorney is successful, you will receive a letter from the SSA telling you the amount of money you will receive each month and when the payments will start. It can take five months or longer for an application to be decided. If the answer is no, you will receive information on how to appeal. Many appeals must be before a Federal Administrative Law Judge, and we can handle the appeals process.
Contact an SSDI Attorney Today
Experience counts when you need an SSDI attorney. In our law firm, we have more than 40 years of combined experience in handling Social Security cases.
Collecting disability benefits is your right, if you have been working and paying into the Social Security system (generally you must have been for at least 10 years). Your particular medical issue must be on the SSA official list of impairments. You must not be able to do the work you have done before, and your disability must keep you from adjusting to another kind of work that would use your skills. Contact our SSDI lawyers today to see if you qualify.