A Social Security disability lawyer can assist with your benefits claim when seeking Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). It is difficult to know how long the Social Security process might take but properly documented paperwork and timely filings never hurt your chances. In fact, most of the horror stories you've heard about how long a disability claim can take and the high chance of being denied are often true. If your claim for disability benefits is denied, it is important to be proactive and continue to seek compensation for benefits by utilizing the Social Security appeals process.
Our Social Security disability lawyer can review the details of your disability claim and provide a no cost, no obligation consultation regarding your legal options. When a client is seeking disability benefits under the Social Security Act, the application for consideration is filed at the local Social Security field office. If you are seeking compensation under the state's Medically Needy benefits program, a properly documented application is filed with the Department of Children and Families. In both cases, your claim will be forwarded to the Division of Disability Determinations for approval of medical eligibility for disability benefits. Use our website's convenient contact form to have your email questions answered by an experienced Social Security disability lawyer.
It's impossible to know how long it will take for approval of a Social Security disability claim. However, we've listed below some of the pitfalls to be avoided when seeking compensation for Social Security benefits:
•Application Not Filed in a Timely Manner •Failure to Disclose All Physical & Mental Conditions •Missing Social Security System Deadlines •Did Not Follow Doctor's Orders •Not Prepared at Social Security Hearing •No Show for Disability Hearing •Filing New Application Instead of Appeal Under the federal Social Security Disability Act, disability is defined as the inability of an individual to engage in substantial gainful activity by reason of physical or mental impairment. The impairment must be medically determined by a physician and must be expected to last for a period longer than 12 contiguous months. Because of the uncertainty as to when approval may occur, you should file a Social Security disability claim as soon as it is determined that you will not be able to work. The SSDI and SSI programs are not intended for compensation of short-term accidental disability. In fact, most of the medical conditions that are approved for SSDI or SSI can be expected to last until the claimant's death.
If you are seeking compensation for Social Security benefits or disability income, call The Bishop Law Group to speak directly with our Social Security disability lawyer to determine your next course of legal action. Don't settle for less than you deserve.
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