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Social Security Disability Lawyers

Applying for social security disability (SSDI) benefits can be complicated and requires meeting deadlines and submitting the right information at the right time. And applicants who don’t understand the complex rules can answer basic questions in a way that reduces, or even eliminates, their chance to qualify for benefits.  According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), the average acceptance rate of initial applications is only 22 percent, and about 60 percent of SSDI applications are denied. Perhaps that is why about 90 percent of first-time applicants for social security disability benefits seek help at some point in the process.

How can a social security disability lawyer help you apply for, or appeal a denial of, social security disability benefits? A social security disability lawyer can:

  • Increase your chances of approval because they know the rules and the process
  • Explain the application process and help you understand all the requirements
  • Help you gather and submit the correct information
  • Make sure you meet all deadlines
  • Help you avoid denials based on technicalities or common errors
  • Help you file an appeal if you have been denied social security disability benefits
  • Help ensure you get the full benefits to which you are entitled

If you are applying for social security disability benefits or if your application was denied and you are appealing the decision, even if you are in the middle of the appeal, call us at 800-796-1636 or submit your case details online and someone will contact you shortly. We accept social security disability cases in all 50 states. You pay nothing unless your benefits are approved.

At Trustwell Law, our experienced attorneys take a personalized, compassionate approach. We cut through the legalese and partner with our clients. We have access to the expertise, resources, and manpower to fully investigate each case and fight alongside our clients to get the justice they deserve.

What Are the Kinds of Social Security Disability Benefits?

There are three types of social security disability benefits.

  • Disability Insurance Benefits (SSD or SSDI) are the most common disability benefits provided by the SSA. These disability benefits cover millions of people who were recently employed but are now disabled. People who worked a total of at least five of the 10 years before they became disabled may qualify for SSDI. Their spouses or dependent children may also be eligible for benefits. The amount of benefits awarded depends on the applicant’s work history and prior earnings.
  • Disabled Adult Child Benefits (DAC) are benefits given to qualified disabled adults between the ages of 18 and 22 if their parents receive social security retirement benefits or social security disability benefits, or if their parents are deceased.
  • Disabled Widow or Widower (DWB) are provided to widows or widowers over 50 who were married for at least ten years and become disabled within seven years of their spouses’ death.

Process of Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits

  1. Your social security disability lawyer will help you prepare your claim, including gathering documents and making sure you collect all the required information. You may be required to provide documentation on your family makeup, military history, IRS forms, bank statements, detailed medical records and referrals, medical history, and employment history. The required documentation depends on the applicant’s specific situation, so having an attorney to guide and help you can be very beneficial.
  2. Your attorney can keep track of your submitted claim and also alert you to any new requests for information. They are authorized to communicate with the SSA on your behalf. They also will keep you informed about the process.
  3. If your application is approved, your attorney will evaluate the SSA’s calculations to make sure no errors were made and that you are getting all the benefits to which you are entitled.
  4. If your application is denied, your attorney can help you file an appeal, if an appeal is indicated.

Contact a Social Security Disability Lawyer

If you are applying for social security disability benefits, have applied and were denied but want to appeal, or have already filed an appeal, contact us. We will help guide you each step of the way.

 

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