Dealing with the federal government is never an easy task. Many times people are discouraged by long processing times and possibility of denial of social security disability claims. In order for you to achieve the best possible outcome, it is important to contact a professional disability attorney who can guide you through the process from application to claim determination.
When applying for social security disability, time is of the essence. It is important to begin the application process as soon as possible. Your attorney will help you fill out your initial application, aid you in collecting medical evidence to support your claim, and ensure the Disability Determination Services (DDS) receives your claim in a timely manner. It is important to remember many, up to 60% of cases, are initially declined, your social security lawyer is aware of this and will be prepared to fight for your case, even in the event of initial denial.
In the event of initial denial, you and your lawyer will have 60 days to request a reconsideration. A professional disability attorney will file quickly to get the process moving again. It is important to not become discouraged, the process of reconsideration and appeal are common. Social Security does this to discourage claimants; your lawyer is intimately familiar with this process and will be strategically prepared for “hiccups” you may encounter along the way.
If you are again declined disability after reconsideration, your lawyer has 60 days to file for an appeal. Most claims are accepted during this process. Your lawyer has ample time to prep you and your paperwork for the appeal hearing. When the claim is sent to the judge, your lawyer will have supplied him or her with updated information about your claim. Your lawyer will devise a plan of attack for the court hearing using all the information gathered.
At the Clardy Law Firm, we understand filing for social security disability insurance can be emotionally taxing. We work hard to guide you through the process and stay vigilant throughout the term of your claim. We have expertly served the residents of Greenville, SC and the surrounding areas for over 17 years. Don’t go it alone, let us be your advocate for disability benefits. Please, contact us for more information.