3 ways an attorney can help when seeking disability benefits

by Apr 16, 2015

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If you or a loved one has recently suffered or been diagnosed with a disabling condition, it is very likely that you have a number of serious concerns and questions. Is there treatment available? What types of adjustments need to be made in order to accommodate the limitations of the disabling condition? How will I care for myself and my family if an injury or illness prevents me from working?

These are serious concerns that can end up consuming you and/or your family. The last thing on your mind may be asking for the help of an attorney. However, it is important to understand that in this situation, you and your family members may qualify for critical financial relief in the form of disability benefits through Social Security. Legal support and guidance when pursuing these benefits can be crucial for at least a few reasons.

  1. An attorney familiar with the Social Security disability program knows what information needs to be included with an application for benefits and can help you collect the relevant data and documents, which could prevent costly delays stemming from inaccurate or incomplete applications.
  2. If your claim is denied, and many of them are initially denied, an attorney can work to file an appeal. Navigating this process can be confusing and intimidating if you have never gone through it before.
  3. Legal representatives can take the reins when it comes to the legal aspects of filing a claim for benefits, which can allow you and your family to focus on treatment, recovery and adjusting to the changes that can come with a disabling condition.

The attorneys at our law offices know that coping with and recovering from a serious health problem can be overwhelming. You may not have the energy or time to devote to trying to figure out the notoriously complicated and frustrating Social Security system. 

With the help of our law firm, you can pursue the benefits you need and deserve. For more information on our services and background, please visit our Social Security disability website.