How Can A Social Security Disability Lawyer Help

 In Law, Social Security Disability

If you have sustained a physical or mental disability that prevents you from working for at least 12 months, you can qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). This insurance comes from the Social Security Administration, the federal agency that provides for people who cannot support themselves or their families through work. The problem when applying for SSDI is that it is a complicated process and not always approved. In fact, many initial SSDI claims face rejection. This is why you need a qualified Social Security disability lawyer on your side. This is how an attorney will help!

Application Process

Applying for SSDI at the right time is key for approval. If you apply at the wrong time, the SSA may reject your application or delay it for months. An experienced Social Security or disability lawyer knows the correct time to apply. As a result, the likelihood of quick approval increases.

Approval Criteria

If you are injured and cannot work, then it seems obvious that the Social Security Administration should approve your application. The problem is that the SSA uses a list of disabling impairments to judge if your condition is a total disability. If your condition is not listed, then the SSA will have to investigate to determine your disability. An experienced Social Security and Disability lawyer can ensure that this process goes smoothly and your application is considered. An attorney knows the approval criteria and the process leading up to approval. As stated before, if your disability is not listed, your lawyer will work to make sure the application is not thrown out based on that reason.

Navigating Appeal Process

If you apply for SSDI and are denied, you can then appeal the decision. However, the appeals process can become very tricky. It is possible that the Administration will not grant you an appeal hearing at all. If it does grant a hearing, there is no guarantee you will win. A qualified SSDI lawyer knows how to navigate the appeals process and can greatly increase your chance of success.

If you have recently experienced an injury and cannot work, please contact The Slaughter Law Firm. At Slaughter Law, we will work tirelessly to ensure your application is properly submitted with the proper documentation. In addition, we’ll be there to help guide you through the rest of the process if necessary. For more information, visit us online here or you can call us at (423) 844-0560 today.