People who apply for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits are usually stressed out. You’re already facing a debilitating disease, loss of income, and inability to care for yourself or your family. The Social Security Disability Insurance application process may feel like the fight of your life. In reality, though, the process is designed to be non-adversarial. In other words, you don’t need to fight the system.
The Social Security Administration must make sure that benefits go only to those who deserve them. As intrusive as it may seem, they need to see medical records and work history. Their employees sometimes have to ask the tough questions no one wants to answer.
Social Security Disability Insurance rules and regulations are tough to understand. But the difficulties we face trying to understand government regulations doesn’t occur because the system is out to get us.
It’s not personal.
But it certainly feels that way, especially if you’ve been waiting for months or, even worse, have been denied benefits.
Understanding the non-adversarial nature of the whole process may help you when the questions pile up or the decisions don’t go your way. In fact, if you make it to the hearing stage, the administrative law judge in charge of the hearing may advise you that he or she is neutral. The judge is there to sort out the facts and make sure the right decision is made. He or she is not there to make the applicant’s life difficult.
This is not to say that mistakes are never made.
Occasionally, you may run across an examiner or judge who is not impartial. That’s one of many reasons it’s best to approach the whole Social Security Disability Insurance application process with the help of an experience attorney. In addition to offering valuable advice, your attorney can provide a layer of protection against unfair treatment.
Find Out If You May Qualify for Disability Benefits.
Even though the process is designed to be non-adversarial, it still helps to have someone in your corner. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Martin Taller have the experience and ability to take on your case. For a free consultation, call us at 714-385-8100 or complete our Contact Form. We assist clients throughout Southern California from our home office in Anaheim.