It’s great when clients who come to meet with us already know a little about Social Security benefits. The following secrets might help when you meet with our Social Security attorneys.
#1. The Denial Rate Is High.
After going through the lengthy process of applying for benefits, you will get a letter from the Social Security Administration. It will either explain your award for benefits or will tell you that they denied your claim.
In fact, the majority of first-time applicants are denied. The denial rate ranges from 53% to 67%.
But does this mean you will never get benefits? Social Security attorneys understand what’s beyond the rejection letter.
#2. But You Can Appeal.
Yes, you can ask Social Security to reconsider your claim for benefits. Social Security attorneys know how to work through the four stages of SSDI appeal:
- administrative law judge,
- appeals council, and
- federal court.
At every phase, you face the same scenario – approval or denial.
#3. Not Everyone Will Qualify Even After Appeal
Even if you go through all four appeal stages, you still might not qualify for benefits. But like other Social Security attorneys, we can review the unique facts of your case and help you achieve the best outcome possible.
#4. It’s Still Worth Applying
You will never know if you qualify for benefits unless you apply. Benefits like Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can help you support yourself and your family when you need help the most. If you are worried about paying for legal representation, don’t be. Social Security attorneys are paid by the Social Security Administration, usually from your past-due benefits.
#5. Social Security Attorneys Care About Your Claim.
We know how essential government benefits are to our clients. When you need assistance getting through the application or appeal process, give us a call. We will do everything in our power to help.
#6. But We Can’t Make Social Security Go Any Faster.
What Social Security attorneys can do is make sure your application is as complete as possible. We can also see if you qualify for special programs like Compassionate Allowances. In some cases, we might be able to steer you toward other programs that also provide much-needed support.
#7. Because It Can Take Months to Get Your Claim Approved.
This statement is absolutely true. Social Security gets many applications every year, and processing all of them takes time. Generally, it takes about three to five months for you to get a decision on your claim.
However, if you are one of the many people whose claim is denied, your appeal can add months to the timeline. Also, incomplete applications can increase the time it takes to process your application.
#8. It’s Important to Always Tell Social Security Attorneys the Truth So We Can Give You the Right Advice.
It’s difficult to know what will work for you if we don’t know the truth. Withholding information from Social Security attorneys can significantly increase the time it takes to be awarded benefits. Your attorney might also suggest programs that won’t work for you if they are not fully informed.
As Social Security Attorneys, We Know What You Are Facing.
Social Security Administration rules and regulations are not easy to understand. It can help to have someone on your side.
The attorneys at The Law Offices of Martin Taller have more than 50 years’ experience helping clients like you. For a free consultation, call us at 714-385-8100. Though our office is located in Anaheim, we assist clients throughout Southern California.