If you are unable to work due to a long term injury or disability, and you have paid into Social Security, you may be able to receive Social Security Disability payments. In order to receive these payments, you will have to file a Social Security claim. This can be complicated and complex. Fortunately, a social security lawyer, like those at Horn & Kelley, PC Attorneys at Law, can help you with the process. Here are four ways that a social security disability lawyer can help you with your Social Security Disability claim.
Completing an Initial Review of Your Case
The first thing a lawyer will do is complete an initial review of your claim. There are certain criteria that must be met in order to be eligible for Social Security Disability payments. If you don't meet those criteria, there is no point to moving forward, as you won't be approved. A lawyer can give you realistic expectations as to whether you are entitled to payments or not.
Properly Completing the Social Security Application
If a Social Security Disability attorney feels you are entitled to benefits, they can properly complete the application for those benefits. The application is not simple to fill out. It requires a lot of information. If one thing is incorrect, your entire case may be denied or kicked back, costing you time. An attorney knows how to fill out these forms, helping you to get paid faster.
Obtaining the Medical Evidence You Need
In order to receive and continue to receive Social Security Disability payments, the proper medical evidence will be needed. An attorney can help you find a doctor who knows how to fill out Social Security Disability payment forms and submit them in a timely manner so you can receive your initial payments and payments moving forward without a significant delay.
Filing Any Appeals That May Be Needed
Last, a Social Security Disability lawyer can file any appeals that may be needed on your behalf. Not every Social Security Disability case is approved. Some cases may be denied because further information is needed. If this happens with your case, an appeal must be filed in a timely manner. A lawyer can file and handle the appeal, helping you to get the benefits that you may need.
If you looking to file for Social Security Disability, there are many different ways that a lawyer can help you. Contact one today to schedule a consultation and to learn the specific ways they can assist you with your claim.