You’ve just received a devastating diagnosis, one that will keep you from supporting yourself and your family. Now, you face the complicated process of applying for government benefits. Let’s look at some of the reasons you need to know how – and why – to work with a disability attorney.
You need someone in your corner who understands the process of qualifying for Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income benefits.
But maybe you’ve never worked with a disability attorney before?
The “How” of Working with Your Disability Attorney
- Answer questions completely and honestly. Your attorney will need to understand your case in order to represent you.
- Give your attorney records that are needed to handle your claim. When your attorney asks for medical records, employment records, and so on, comply as soon as possible.
- Follow your attorney’s advice. After all, your attorney is the one with the SSDI and SSI experience.
- Stay in touch. Let your attorney know if you move or change your phone number.
If you are thinking about handling your claim on your own, read on.
Why You Need a Disability Attorney
Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits is hard! The Social Security Administration rejects about 50% of claims every year. With such a high rate of denial, it is very important that you get your application right the first time you apply.
Of course, you can appeal the decision if your claim is denied. However, filing an appeal requires even more in-depth knowledge of SSDI processes.
A disability attorney knows how to analyze your situation. He or she will offer you you the advice you need to get the benefits you deserve. Depending on your circumstances, you may be qualified for other government benefits as well, including Supplement Security Income.
Sound Complicated? You Don’t Have to Do It Alone
The application process can be long and frustrating, so you need someone on your side. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Martin Taller have more than 50 years’ experience. For a free consultation, call us at 714-385-8100 or submit the Contact Form on our website. Though our office is located in Anaheim, we assist clients throughout Southern California.