When you are suffering from a disability it can be difficult to work and therefore hard to afford even the most basic of necessities. Luckily, Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can help you to pay your bills. However, the application for receiving SSD benefits can be extremely overwhelming – especially when you are already dealing with so much. That’s where an SSD attorney can help. While you are not required to hire an SSD attorney in order to apply for benefits, doing so can be very beneficial
How Can an SSD Attorney Help?
An SSD attorney has experience dealing with various issues surrounding social security disability including experience dealing with the Social Security Administration (SSA), the government entity that oversees the entire SSD process and determines who qualifies for benefits. He or she can help you with a wide variety of issues that may arise during the process.
An SSD attorney wears many “hats.” He or she serves as a liaison between you and the SSA. Put simply, he or she will communicate to the SSA on your behalf. This is rather important considering that the language used by the SSA and the application process itself can be extremely complicated and confusing. An SSD attorney will do many things on your behalf, such as the following:
Review your case in its entirety.
Your attorney will be sure to look over your entire case and review all of your information from start to finish. This will help he or she to determine the very best strategy in order to put you in the best situation to win your case.
Make sure that your application has been completed.
One of the most common – and preventable – mistakes that applicants make when applying for SSD benefits is failing to complete their claim. By working with an SSD attorney, you can rest assured that your application will be complete.
Collect and evaluate evidence.
One of the biggest factors in determining whether or not an SSD claim will be approved or denied is the medical evidence included. An experienced SSD attorney knows how to review your medical records, collect any relevant tests that are missing, and work directly with your healthcare providers to gather statements of support.
File any necessary appeals.
The SSA reports that less than 40 percent of SSD applications are approved the first time that they are submitted. The good news is that if your claim has been denied you still have a chance to appeal the decision. The various steps of the appeals process are very time-sensitive. An SSD attorney is familiar with these steps and the appeals process altogether.
Represent you at disability hearings.
Most disability claims are won from disability hearings. If you have received an initial denial of your claim and you appeal the decision, you will have the option to participate in a hearing in front of an administrative law judge. By working with a qualified SSD attorney can feel prepared for the hearing. Additionally, your attorney will represent you and will address witnesses and expert witnesses.
The Las Vegas SSD Attorneys at Roeschke Law, LLC Can Help
Many people feel overwhelmed at the thought of having to shell out more money to hire an SSD attorney – especially when they are already struggling financially due to their disability. That’s why SSD attorneys don’t get paid unless you win your case.
If you or a loved one is struggling with a disability that prevents you from working, you may not know how to proceed. Fortunately, the attorneys at Roeschke Law, LLC can help. We understand the impact that a disability can have on your physical, emotional, and financial health. That’s why it’s our mission to help you. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, contact us today!