Social Security Disability Process
How the Process Works
For those who believe they are eligible for Social Security Disability benefits, the first step is to complete the application form and submit it to the Social Security Administration. The application will require certain documentation regarding your disability, work credits you have earned from paying into the system, medical records and confirmation that you will be disabled for at least one year.
Experienced attorneys from our office can help to compile the information and then present the information on your behalf so that there is no confusion as to why you are applying with the determination service. If the application is denied, you have 60 days in which to ask for reconsideration, which is the first possible appeal. Within an average of three to five months, you should receive a letter accepting or denying your claim. The second appeal, which also needs to be requested within 60 days, is a hearing before an administrative law judge. On the average, this step takes about a year to complete. If your claim is denied again you will have another chance for appeal, which also takes about a year.
Compassionate Help for Your Financial Situation
Many people find this process intimidating and overwhelming. Our firm was founded with the mission of helping qualified individuals fight for their earned benefits, and we will fight hard for you. When you are disabled and have no income, you can become frantic and desperate and may not have the time and energy to fully understand the process involved with seeking benefits. We can take care of that for you. We have helped thousands of individuals at all stages of the process to successfully obtain their benefits, and we are prepared to stand up for you. Call today.