If you’re going through the process of applying for Social Security disability (SSDI) benefits, or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) then you know how much of a hassle it can be. There are mountains of paperwork to track down and submit, and there’s a lot of deadlines to meet. But did you know that, for all this hard work, there’s a good chance that you’re going to be denied benefits your first time. It’s true — on average, only about 30% of applicants are actually approved the first time. While there are a lot of reasons for this, it really boils down to one thing: if you’re going through this process, it’s not a bad idea to get help from people who know what they’re doing. That’s why you should talk so a Social Security Disability law firm today.
Disability attorneys are experts when it comes to applying for benefits. They understand that the Social Security Administration (SSA) demands much in the way of evidence before awarding benefits. They know that there’s no such thing as too much medical evidence, they know how to gather the information, and they know which medical evidence is necessary to help win your case. In addition, Social Security disability law firms know how and when to file to make sure that nothing is missed, left out, or put in the wrong place.
Even more, should you be denied benefits, disability attorneys are experts when it comes to the appeals process. They know how to write the required legal briefs, and when it comes time to plead your case before a judge, who better to have on your side than a trained disability expert?
If you’re worried about cost, that’s actually the best part: it doesn’t cost you a thing up front. Hiring a disability attorney is free, and should your case ultimately be denied, you don’t have to a pay a penny. If you win your case, your attorney is paid through a small percentage of your monthly benefits (as well as any awarded back pay) for a set amount of time. So, while you will see your benefits check reduced for those months, you will not have to pay anything extra or out of pocket. So, you really have nothing to lose.
If you’ve been wondering whether or not consulting with a Social Security disability law firm is right for you, hopefully this will have convinced you. If you live in Ohio, we would love to help you win your case. Please don’t hesitate to contact us today!