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Why You Need a Lawyer When Filing for Social Security Disability Benefits

September 27th, 2013 Uncategorized

Just like most government processes, applying for Social Security Disability is often extremely complicated and difficult undertaking. Over 70% of first time applicants are initially denied benefits by the government, including people who genuinely need help. A lawyer who is familiar with the Social Security benefits process will help protect you from making common errors during application, and will greatly help your chances for approval. Even if you have already been denied benefits, a skilled lawyer will be able to guide you through the process of appealing, and will be there to help you every step of the way.

Don’t Wait to File Your Claim

If you are disabled and unable to work, it is important that you pursue a claim for Social Security Disability as soon as possible. Since disability claims often take time for the government to review, the sooner you begin the claim process the better.  A skilled attorney knowledgeable in the Social Security Disability process can help you avoid common mistakes and errors. It is a proven fact that many people who file without the help of a lawyer to assist the process deal with long waits and initially getting turned down.

Consultations are Always Free

If you are not sure whether you have a claim, an attorney will be able to guide you through the process and will advise you of your best course of action. Individuals with physical impairments or mental illness that cannot work for at least a year, or those with terminal conditions are eligible for Social Security Disability. If you are unsure if you qualify, speak to a lawyer. Consultations are free, so you will not be charged if you do not end up filing a claim.  If your attorney does file a claim for you, there is no cost to you up front. There is only an attorney’s fee due at the end of the process, once your benefits have been approved.

Present a Solid Case

Even if you are severely injured,  if you do not know the right way to present a strong case during the lengthy filing process there is a very good chance you will be denied benefits. There are many forms to complete and a long waiting period when filing for Social Security Disability Benefits.  It is easy to make an important mistake if you are not familiar with the application process. An experienced attorney will help make sure that no errors are made while filing; greatly improving your chances for approval.

Even if You Have Already Been Denied, You May Still Be Approved

Unfortunately people greatly in need of Social Security Disability benefits are still turned down every day, especially when they try to file without the help of an attorney. Many are unaware that even though they were initially denied, they can still appeal the decision to receive benefits. Even if you have already been denied do not give up, an experienced social security disability benefits lawyer will guide you through the process and help make sure you receive the help you need. Often times, people who were initially denied do end up receiving benefits. The government processes millions of claims every year, and without an attorney at your side it is easy to fall through the cracks of the system.

Seek a Qualified Attorney

Look for a lawyer with years of experience who is skilled in handling all types of disability cases. The more knowledgeable your lawyer is with the process, the easier it will be for you to file and win your claim.

Daggett Shuler, Attorneys at Law, principal office is based at 2140 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, NC  27104.  The firm handles personal injury claims including serious injuries, automobile accidents, workers’ compensation and social security disability.  If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of accident call Daggett Shuler for a free confidential consultation at 336-724-1234.

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