The Social Security Administration has strict requirements and rules for applying for benefits. A simple mistake or error could result in a delay in disability benefits or a denial of your disability claim. If your Social Security disability claim is denied and you fail to appeal the decision, you would need to file a new application and start over.
The McCreary County Social Security disability lawyers at Baird, Blevins, & Lowe Law Offices, PLLC, can help you with your disability application, and appeals of disability claims. Contact us now for a free consultation to discuss your disability benefits.
What Are Social Security Disability Benefits?
The Social Security Administration (SSA) handles disability claims for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Both programs pay disability benefits to people who cannot work, but the programs are slightly different.
Supplemental Security Income or SSI is a program for low-income individuals who are unable to work because of a disabling condition. To receive benefits for this program, you must prove that your disability prevents you from working, and meet income and asset requirements.
Social Security Disability Insurance or SSDI is a program for workers who become disabled. For SSDI benefits, you must also prove that your disability prevents you from working. You must also have worked long enough to earn the required work credits to be eligible for SSDI benefits.
How Can a Social Security Disability Attorney Help Me?
Our disability attorneys in Whitley City and Pine Knot work with clients to prepare their applications for Social Security disability benefits. The applications are lengthy and require a great deal of information and documentation that proves you are disabled. The more proof of documentation you can provide, the better chance you have of receiving your disability benefits sooner.
Our legal team works with your doctors to obtain the medical records required to prove your condition meets the SSA’s definition of disability. We also work with you to gather information that helps substantiate your claim that your condition prevents you from performing activities of daily living, which can strengthen a disability claim.
Because we have experience handling Social Security disability claims, we are extremely familiar with the forms and procedures for filing claims. Therefore, we can reduce the risk of errors or mistakes that could slow down the claims process.
If your disability claim is denied, we monitor deadlines for filing appeals. Our team immediately begins working on your disability appeal, so that we can move your appeal through the system as quickly as possible. When necessary, we refer you to specialists who can provide additional information and testimony about your disability.
How Can I Afford to Hire a Social Security Disability Attorney When I Am Out of Work?
At Baird, Blevins, & Lowe Law Offices, PLLC, we accept disability cases on a contingency fee. Our attorneys’ fees are paid from the amount you receive for back pay when your disability claim is approved. You do not need to worry about paying fees up front to hire us to help you with your Social Security disability claim.
Contact Our McCreary County Social Security Disability Attorneys for More Information
If you have questions about disability benefits or want to discuss a disability claim, contact us to schedule a free consultation with an attorney. Our law firm assists clients in Whitley City, Pine Knot, and throughout McCreary County with all matters related to Social Security disability benefits. We are here to support you in any way we can.