Many people apply for Social Security Disability benefits on their own, without the help of a lawyer. They think the result will be a foregone conclusion. But nearly 70% of initial claims are denied. Your Notice of Dissaproved Cliam tells can try again, but that only starts you back at the initial level with a new evaluation by the State agency that denied you in the first place. Rather that file a new application, you should always appeal Request a Reconsideration of the Denial or in Alabama, Request a Hearing before an ALJ. If you do not appeal the denial, chances are you will only repeat the mistakes you made in your first attempt.
That's why it's important to get help sooner rather than later. There are no additional fees to let your office file your application. An experienced lawyer or claimant's representative can sometimes make a difference on the initial claim, but will also assure that the application contains the necessary information that will be helpful to your claim in the event of an appeal and hearing before a Social Security Administrative Law Judge. In most cases, the ALJ will be the only decision maker that will ever review your medical evidence and make a decision based upon the Social Security Rules and Regulations. The initial decisions are always made by a State Disability Determiniatins employee, who is not a medical or legal professional.
Serving Florida, Alabama And Hawaii
At Southeast Disability Advocates in Destin, Florida, we have been helping people get Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits for more than 20 years. We understand the application and appeals process and what information and evidence the judges will look for when considering claims.
Call us today at 800-789-4345 for a free consultation.
Gathering Medical Evidence And Documenting Limitations
Our firm represents people at all stages of the disability process, from filing of initial application, reconsiderations, hearings and appeals in federal court. In the thousands of cases we have handled, the factor that contributes most to success is the content of the medical record.
At Southeast Disability Advocates, we go above and beyond for our clients. We can help you better communicate with your doctor to make sure that evidence concerning the location and intensity of pain and other symptoms are included in your record and that your continuing limitations are noted. When the time comes to represent you in the disability hearing before the ALJ, we will be by your side, representing you and arguing the merits of your case seeking to get your claim approved as quickly as possible.
Attorney Bruce Haught and staff care about you, your family and your future. Trust us to do everything we can to get benefits for you.
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To learn how we can help you, call Southeast Disability Advocates at 800-789-4345 or complete a short intake form.