George was a “do-it-yourself” kind of man. He worked hard for decades, but his debilitating emphysema finally forced him out of the workplace. As he looked for options that would allow him to provide some support for his family, George felt confused. Did he need workers’ compensation or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or both? The applications for SSDI and SSI seemed confusing. Fortunately, a friend mentioned that she had hired a disability law firm to help with her disability claim. It made sense. A disability law firm specialized in exactly what he needed – a successful disability claim.
An SSDI Lawyer Offers Experienced Advice
Attorneys who assist with disability issues usually have participated in extra training, above and beyond their basic legal education. That, coupled with years of experience, gives them an edge that improves your chance for success.
A Disability Law Firm with In-depth Knowledge of Rules and Regulations
Years of experience also give disability attorneys the information they need to steer you in the right direction. They may automatically know the answers to your questions because they live and breathe disability law. Also, their abilities may save some time because they won’t have to engage in extensive research on rules and regulations – they already know them.
Helps You Avoid Paperwork Pitfalls
Many disability claims are rejected because:
- the applicant failed to complete the forms correctly; and/or
- the application did not submit the correct supporting documentation.
When a disability law firm represents you, you have a better chance of submitting correct information the first time you apply for benefits.
Stays by Your Side During Appeals
Only about 30 percent of first-time SSDI applications are approved. However, when a claim is rejected, the applicant can appeal the decision. As you progress through the four-stage appeal process, it’s better to have an experienced disability law firm representing you. In fact, it’s best when the lawyer has been assisting you from the beginning of your disability claim.
Assistance from Attorneys at a Disability Law Firm May Be Your Best Bet
People like George have already seen their worlds turned upside down. Losing your ability to support your family is distressing. Disability benefits like SSDI and SSI provide the benefits people need at a time when they need them the most.
At The Law Offices of Martin Taller, your case gets the attention and care of experienced Social Security Disability attorneys. Call us at 714-385-8100 to set up a free consultation. Though our office is conveniently located in Anaheim, we assist clients throughout Southern California.