Filing a New Claim for Social Security Disability
If you are thinking about Filing a Social Security Disability Claim, you may want to know that you are not alone. Every year, over 2 million people also file for such benefits because they are unable to work due to their medical condition. Many more don't even bother to apply because they do not understand that they can receive Social Security Disability in addition to other benefits.
The Claim Process Is Not Easy
Navigating your way through a Social Security Disability claim can be a confusing and frustrating task. Most applicants believe that just because they have worked long enough and paid their share of taxes, the government will take care of them. Furthermore, many more applicants have the misconception that by simply filling out Social Security Disability Forms in Glendale or another city, their benefit checks will automatically arrive within a couple months. Unfortunately, this is simply not true. A recent study by the Social Security Administration provided that 65% of all initial claims are rejected nationwide, that’s 2 out of every 3. Moreover, out of the 65% percent who are denied, less than half are appealed to the next level. That means that about a million people a year are so confused by the process or discouraged by their first denial that they give up!
In order to be eligible for Social Security Disability, you have the burden of proving that your condition is severe to the point that it does not allow you to do either your past work or other jobs in the economy. This means more than just showing that you cannot do your regular work. Social Security takes your age, education and past relevant work into consideration when deciding if your conditions prevent substantial gainful activity.
Professional Legal Representation is Key
As discussed above, Filing a Social Security Disability Claim can be confusing and time consuming for the average person. Although you can file your own claim, our many years of experience have showed us that when a claimant files his or her own application, often crucial information is left out of the claim. Sometimes, relevant medical problems are never entered into the application in the first place. Other Disability Claim Mistakes we often encounter are the claimant not being aware of whether his or her treating sources have provided the relevant medical evidence, leaving the claim incomplete. Lastly, as a layperson, claimants are unfamiliar with the rules and regulations the Social Security Administration utilizes in deciding a claim. This is where we come in.
Before starting your disability claim, or appealing a denied one, you may want to consult with one of our Social Security Disability advocates who will work tirelessly in representing your interests. Our advocates have decades of combined experience in representing clients before the Social Security Administration. Social Security Disability cases are all that we do, thus representing countless number of cases has allowed our firm to understand what is required to ultimately win. Our firm works on a contingency fee meaning we don't get paid until you win. So go ahead, give us a call or fill out the contact form for a Social Security Disability Free Evaluation of our case. Let us help you get the benefits you deserve.