Social Security Disability Claim Attorneys
We Know What It Takes to Succeed
A huge bureaucracy with more than 60,000 employees nationwide and annual expenditures that account for more than 20 percent of the federal government’s total budget, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is in charge of administering the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs.
On its own, the SSA has done much to try to simplify the disability claims process. Lawyers are not required. Initial applications can be completed online or by phone. At the same time, the SSA is what it is — a gigantic-sized arm of the government where rules abound and where clear, helpful answers for single individuals are always in short supply.
At the Law Office of Stephen Ross, we understand “The System” the SSA has established for disability claims and have developed our own methodical and very thorough system to help individuals avoid mistakes and navigate the disability claims process successfully.
Experienced Legal Help at a Cost You Can Afford
Although you don’t have to have an attorney to make an SSD or SSI claim, it does help to have one. A lawyer can help you avoid potential pitfalls when filling out your application and help you maximize your benefits. Additionally, attorney fees are limited to $6,000 or 25 percent of the benefits that have accrued since you filed your application … whichever is less.
Denied? Don’t Give Up
Most initial claims for disability benefits are denied. Unfortunately, many people with very real disabilities but no legal representation misinterpret that initial denial to mean that they are not eligible for benefits. This is not true. Appeals just add another step or two to the process.
Making a Strong Case
Disability claims depend on medical documentation. That said, the SSA has very specific definitions for most types of impairments and very specific preferences for the type of documentation it wants. When individuals submit medical records, physician notes and other medical evidence that doesn’t meet its standards almost to the letter, the SSA denies the claims. Our lawyers know what they look for and can help your doctor understand what that means.
Contact Our Lawyers for Help With Denied Claims
Our attorneys handle SSD and SSI claims for people throughout the United States. Call 800-799-1948 or contact us online to talk to an experienced and compassionate Social Security Disability claim attorney about your case.