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Timing is critical with Social Security Disability

Timing is a critical factor in seeking Social Security Disability because each step of the process is dependent on the step that comes before it. One of the foundation blocks of basic computer programming is the conditional construct. The creator of the program establishes the computer’s task with if-then statements. We use them in real life too. A simple example would be to say, if A equals B, and B equals C, then A equals C. There Are Many Factors Conditional statements are also part of applying for Social Security Disability Insurance. If an applicant fails to take specific steps, in the right order, then benefits are denied. Trying to trace all the possible if-then conditions can be dizzying. So, here’s one more for you. If this cycle baffles you, an attorney can help you get through the SSDI application maze. The SSD System is full of quirks One of the things that can catch many people in Indiana up short when it comes to claiming SSDI is that they find out the quirks of the system too late. In the simplest of terms, here is how it works. SSDI is insurance. Worker and employers pay the premium on the insurance through Social Security taxes. So what happens if the worker and his employer no longer pay the premium? Coverage fades away. When it disappears is called the date last insured (DLI). DLI might come weeks, months or years down the road. What can happen is that a disabled worker leaves his or her job, but doesn’t take immediate steps to start an SSD application? Coverage fades away. And if the disabled worker applies for benefits after the DLI expiration, application denial follows. It’s Possible to Prevent Thus But, it is possible to extend SSDI coverage beyond your DLI if you establish a “protective filing date.” To get more time, inform the Social Security Administration that you intend to file for disability benefits. You can do this in writing. Alternatively, if you start the online application process, the date of your application can serve as the protective filing date. The value of early notification is that an applicant remains eligible for SSDI even if the paperwork isn’t filed until after DLI expiration. If you doubted the value of early reporting of a disability, then this should clear it up: timing is critical! Gerling Law is a leading personal injury law firm dedicated to providing aggressive legal representation to individuals and their families.  With over 50 years of experience, Gerling Law has helped thousands of people in Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky recover hundreds of thousands of dollars in a wide variety of personal injury and consumer protection cases, including trucking accidents, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence and social security disability. Gerling Law takes pride in the fact that we have never represented insurance companies, hospitals or large corporations and that we fight against powerful companies for our clients. If you need an experienced, dedicated personal injury lawyer, Gerling Law is here to help.  You can always reach us at 888-GERLING (888-437-5464) or through our website at www.gerlinglaw.com.

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DENIED: Overcoming the Challenges of SSDI

Did you know that most people find getting Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) to be quite the challenge? Well, it’s no secret to our legal team, because we handle SSDI cases everyday. Unfortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies almost everyone the first time they apply. So, don’t feel too disheartened if the SSA sends back your first claim “denied.” How to avoid SSDI “denial” First, your disability must be on the SSA’s list of disabilities. Next, you must provide the right medical documents. In addition, you must prove financial need. Importantly, you must fill out every field of your application accurately. Truly, even the smallest mistake can cause a denied claim. For example, the SSA denies around 70 percent of all first-time SSDI applications. Also, the SSA denies most people for reasons unrelated to whether they are truly disabled or not. In other words, common reasons why the SSA denies people boils down to improperly completed forms or failing to provide necessary records. How Attorneys Help Obviously, to avoid these problems, you should turn to an attorneys with experience and dedication to getting the job done right. What will a Gerling Law SSDI attorney do? First, we present your disability in terms that comply with qualifying disabilities. Second, we ensure that your income meets SSDI requirements. Third, we put your application together properly and review it to avoid errors. As a result, when you work with a skilled attorney from the outset, you can improve the chances that you will be among the 30 percent that get approval on the first try. That being said, if SSA has already denied your claim, getting an attorney’s help can help you handle the complicated appeals process. Furthermore, it increases your chances of finally getting the disability benefits you deserve. If you need an SSDI attorney, Gerling Law is here to help. Gerling Law is a leading personal injury law firm dedicated to providing aggressive legal representation to individuals and their families.  With over 50 years of experience, Gerling Law has helped thousands of people in Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky recover hundreds of thousands of dollars in a wide variety of personal injury and consumer protection cases, including trucking accidents, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence and social security disability. In addition, Gerling Law takes pride in the fact that we have never represented insurance companies, hospitals or large corporations and that we fight against powerful companies for our clients. If you need an experienced, dedicated personal injury lawyer, Gerling Law is here to help.  You can always reach us at 888-GERLING (888-437-5464) or through our website at www.gerlinglaw.com.

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Get Results with an Indianapolis Disability Benefits Denial Lawyer

If you have applied for disability and been denied, you will probably need the help of a qualified Indianapolis disability benefits denial lawyer from Gerling Law to help you with your appeal. It is not uncommon for someone to be denied disability benefits upon the first application. One of our skilled lawyers will be able to help you gather the appropriate information necessary to win your appeal and start the process. He or she will work with you to determine what is needed and they will handle the contact with the appropriate departments to get the appeal going. We have the experience necessary to carefully handle the appeal. Be Prepared When Meeting with the Indianapolis Disability Denial Lawyer Taking the time to meet with an Indianapolis disability benefits denial lawyer from our Indiana law firm can provide you with the help that you need to get the benefits that you deserve. We will be able to pinpoint some of the problems with the original application and get you the best possible results based on the situation. Make sure that you are providing the lawyer with as much information as possible so that you have the best chance possible at getting positive results. Even the smallest bit of information could prove to be important in the appeal that the lawyer will file. The process is not simple, and you will need to be prepared by talking with a professional that has been there before. Hire an Indianapolis Disability Benefits Denial Lawyer Today There is no reason why you have to continue struggling with your disability benefits issues when there are attorneys who specifically specialize in these issues. If you have a disability benefits denial that you are struggling with, consider calling Gerling Law today at 888-437-5464 for more information on how you can appeal your case. We want to help answer your legal questions, so you don’t have to go through this process alone.

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Benefits of an Owensboro Disability Lawyer

The legal landscape surrounding disability claims can be overwhelming, and it can become even more overwhelming when you are denied a disability claim. If you have been denied, or you believe that you might be denied, and you don’t know what to do next, it might be time for you to consider hiring an Owensboro disability lawyer from Gerling Law to help you with your claim. There are many benefits to hiring an attorney from our law firm who can help you with your Owensboro disability claim, including having someone who understands the legal landscape who can advocate for you and answer any legal question that you have throughout the process. It is vitally important that you do not go through this process alone. Attorney Advocacy by an Owensboro Disability Lawyer An Owensboro disability lawyer who is representing you throughout your disability case can do more than just answer your legal questions as you are fighting through this. Although you may have a lot of legal questions, there is more to this process than just calling your lawyer for advice. Your disability lawyer in Owensboro will also be able to advocate for you at the negotiating table, help you with disability settlements, and help you ultimately win your case if it is possible for you to do so. The ultimate goal of your attorney is to help you win, and they will advocate for you through the entire process. Contact an Owensboro Disability Lawyer Today There are many benefits to hiring a disability lawyer if this is the type of legal issue that you are facing. If you believe that this is the type of attorney you might need, give Gerling Law a call today at 888-437-5464 to find out more about the legal services that we offer, and how we might be able to help you with your legal issue.

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