DC Social Security Disability Attorney

Millions of people with disabilities collect Social Security disability benefits in the United States every year. For over 60 years, Social Security disability benefits have been helping people with disabilities tremendously by providing them with supplemental income to maintain their lifestyles. People with disabilities rely on these benefits for many different reasons; usually, they may be unable to work and earn money due to their health, or they may need supplemental income to help pay for their significant medical expenses.

However, winning a Social Security disability claim is difficult. Less than 45% of applicants are approved for benefits. This is because the application process is long and complex, the hearings can be intimidating, and appeals can be confusing to navigate on your own. Luckily, you do not have to navigate this process aloneā€”a DC Social Security disability attorney can help guide you through the process and win your benefits. The Spinal Cord Injury Law Firm has experience helping people with disabilities secure the benefits they deserve. We know how to win Social Security disability claims, and we will fight for you.

Why Do You Need a Social Security Disability Attorney?

Statistics show that people who hire attorneys to handle their claims and represent them in disability hearings are at least 30% more likely to be approved for benefits than people without attorneys. Simply put, your chances of being approved for social security disability benefits dramatically increases when you have an attorney at your side. The Social Security disability application process can be stressful, as it requires great attention to detail, access to large amounts of medical records, and knowledge of legal jargon. A Social Security disability attorney can help you navigate this process and ensure that you get the benefits you need.

What Your Social Security Disability Attorney Will Do For You

Hiring a DC SSDI attorney is crucial to securing your benefits. Your Social Security disability attorney will help you with many different aspects of the benefits application and approval process. Below is a list of what your attorney will do for you and your Social Security disability claim.

  • Conduct an initial view of your case: Your Social Security will conduct an initial intake appointment with you so they can get the full story of your disability and why you need disability benefits. In this initial meeting, your Social Security attorney will determine how to best move forward with your claim.
  • Collect and organize all necessary medical records: The Social Security disability application process requires a lot of medical documentation. Your attorney will collect all necessary medical documents, sort through everything to determine the information that is important to your case, and make sure you have any additional medical tests done that are needed to help your claim. The Social Security disability attorney will use your medical records as evidence in your application, and in appeals and hearings if needed.
  • Ensure your application is complete: A large number of applications are denied simply because they were not completed properly or fully. Your Social Security disability attorney will ensure that your application is submitted only after it is fully completed.
  • Stay in contact with the SSA: A Social Security disability attorney will communicate with the Social Security Administration (SSA) on your behalf when the SSA needs additional information for your claim. The SSA sets many different deadlines for benefits applications, so your attorney will make sure to keep up with all SSA deadlines and requirements, as well.
  • File appeals on your behalf: According to the SSA, less than 40% of disability benefits applications are approved in the initial stage of the application process. All people who are denied benefits are allowed to appeal the decision. Appealing a decision needs to be done in a timely manner, and the argument for your appeal must be well-rounded and convincing. If your claim is denied, your Social Security disability attorney will appeal the claim for you and develop a sound argument as to why you deserve benefits.
  • Represent you at disability hearings: A large amount of Social Security disability benefits are won in hearings. When you appeal a denied claim, you are offered a disability hearing in front of a judge so you can argue your case. Your disability attorney will ensure that you are well prepared for your hearing, and they will also help represent you in front of the judge. Preparing well and presenting a strong argument in your hearing maximizes your chances of getting approved for benefits. Trial attorneys who also handle Social Security benefits claims are typically the best attorneys for hearings.

Contact Us Today

The Social Security disability claim process is overwhelming, but The Spinal Cord Injury Law Firm is here to help. Our DC Social Security disability attorneys can help you successfully navigate the claims process and ultimately secure the benefits you need. If you or a loved one need assistance filing a Social Security disability claim, call The Spinal Cord Injury Law Firm at 1-877-SCI-FIRM today for a free consultation. We know disability, and we will fight for you.

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