Getting Yours - Social Security Disability Benefits
Posted on behalf of Goldberg Finnegan, LLC on Dec 30, 2013 in Social Security Disability
Having to live with a total medical disability is serious business and if you should become totally disabled your next greatest challenge could be getting your Social Security Disability notice of award letter. With millions of retiring and disabled Americans filing applications each year for Social Security Disability benefits, the chances are that your claim will be denied initially.
Legitimate claims are denied every day and it is up to you to ensure that your claim is not one of those statistics.
The fact is that over 60% of first time social security disability applicants do not make it past the first stage in the process and another whopping 86% are denied at the second stage upon appeal. Incredibly, nearly 40% of those applicants still appealing are denied a third time upon review by an Administrative Law Judge.
There are many reasons for a claim being denied but the more common reasons for denial are simply incomplete applications, the claimant is still actually working, not being regularly treated by a physician or not providing the proper evidence indicating that a total disability does exist.
Whatever the reason for denial, while your case is laboring through the system, you are left to suffer in the meantime being without income while living expenses and medical bills continue coming due.
Nearly everyone can expect to be denied at the first stage; that is indeed a rarity.
The key to winning is not only to learn everything you can about how the process works and what it takes to be considered completely disabled but to also find a competent and experienced disability attorney.
Statistically, a disability attorney acting as your advocate has proven to be the most efficient and effective way of getting your social security disability notice of award letter. Our firm specializes in Social Security Disability claims so we are uniquely qualified to handle your claim.
We provide free consultations to evaluate and ensure that you meet all required criteria for the award of disability benefits.
Once your attorney has established that you have a valid and legitimate claim, your application together with all necessary proofs to sufficiently support your claim will be professionally and timely submitted for review. Supporting your family and having a disability is hard enough, don't let your claim linger in the system for years needlessly.
Call us today for a free consultation and evaluation and have the peace of mind in knowing that your claim will have the best chance of success with our team fighting for your rights and benefits every step of the way.