If you think that your disabling condition can help you qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, it can help your cause taking the step to talk a disability lawyer. Luckily for you, Social Security is one of those few functional areas where the costs required to help your case is always pre-determined. This means that the disability attorney you decide to hire will always charge a fee that is regulated by the federal government and is always contingent on whether they can get your benefits awarded.
As such, quality Social Security Disability attorneys like the ones at Kahn and Associates charge our fee on a contingency basis. This means, until you have received your disability benefits, you won’t have to pay any fees or costs to the lawyer.
Since there are several benefits to hiring a disability attorney, there is great value in going over these benefits in detail.It is also equally important to consider when you should hire a disability lawyer and at which stage in the process their involvement is required.
Why Should You Hire a Disability Lawyer?
Your chances of getting Social Security Disability significantly increase when you hire a disability attorney. While it is true that few people apply for disability benefits and get their cases approved right away, that is not ALWAYS the case. According to the statistics, an individual can have a better chance of receiving Social Security Disability benefits if they are represented by a disability attorney.
This is the case because, from the get go, a disability attorney understands how your case needs to be handled. They can essentially present your case in the most favorable way, making your approval chances higher. In the initial meetings, your lawyer can offer advice on how your case should be approached. Your lawyer can also help you argue that your disabling condition is one that is listed in the “Blue Book.”
What is the Blue Book?
The Blue Book is a listing of impairments created by the SSA that lists all of the conditions that qualify for disability benefits almost instantly. Because the Blue Book can ensure that the approval process is smooth for the most severe cases, most disability lawyers try to create a case around it. However, to ensure that your case is approved, you’re required to present evidence to demonstrate the symptoms for the disease you’re applying for.
Once you’ve demonstrated the appropriate symptoms for the disease and your case is approved, you can start receiving disability benefits. The first payment can arrive as soon as 90 to 120 days.
Reasons to Talk to a Disability Lawyer
1. Preliminary Evaluation
If you get injured or become ill and can no longer work, it might be tough for you to analyze whether your circumstances qualify for disability benefits or not. As a result, consulting a professional on the matter is worthwhile, especially if you’re unsure about whether you want to pursue the possibility of government benefits.
In consulting with a disability attorney, you will be able to assess how your condition will affect your working abilities, or if you’ll be able to find a new job. Additionally, the disability attorney will also go through the Blue Book and any other theories under which you may be approved, to understand if your case is valid.
2. Help With the Application
The documentation process and the application process are two of the many reasons people have their disability benefits rejected. The application people submit requires detailed information about their medical history and the current injury that prevents them from working. Even though this process can seem straightforward, a Social Security attorney can help you fill out the required details easily to ensure that the application is done properly, and with the strongest facts of your case.
Additionally, this process also ensures that you don’t miss out on any important details. If you do, you’ll have to go through the whole process all over again. To learn more about your rights under the Social Security Disability laws, call our FREE Disability Hotline at 1-866-4-MY-SSDI (469-7734) to speak with one of our friendly disability rights advocates who will evaluate your claim in 60 seconds. Alternatively, you can fill out our FREE Disability Case Assessment form and one of our representatives will contact you immediately.
3. Updating the Social Security Administration (SSA)
Over 37 million Americans suffer from severe disabilities that force them to leave the workforce and rely on other sources of income. To ensure that these people get a fair shot at life, the SSA ensures that those who truly need these benefits are awarded with them. To ensure you’re one of these people who are considered needy by the SSA, you need to continuously update the SSA with your medical records. The documentation you frequently send to the SSA should indicate you are currently in need of assistance and that you have zero or minimal income. It is also worth mentioning that the documents that the SSA requires are detailed, confusing and complex. Even people who have genuine cases can be denied if errors are made in the filing of their claims. That is why hiring a disability attorney for your case is the easy decision to make.
If you are disabled and your long-term disability is a hindrance in your ability to work and make a living for your family, you should think of applying for disability benefits. Your disability attorney will collect the necessary information from you to file your claim the RIGHT way.
Here at Kahn and Associates we take cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not require any payment unless they are successful in securing benefits for you.
To learn more about your rights under the Social Security Disability laws, call our FREE Disability Hotline at 1-866-4-MY-SSDI (469-7734) to speak with one of our friendly disability rights advocates who, once they obtain all the required information, will evaluate your claim in 60 seconds or less. Alternatively, you can fill out our FREE Disability Case Assessment form and one of our representatives will contact you immediately.