Aside from collecting regular benefits when you reach retirement age, Social Security also has two programs for people who need financial help as a result of being physically or mentally disabled. Social Security Disability Insurance is available for people who have worked and paid into Social Security through payroll deductions during their working career, and who have a disability that is expected to last at least 12 months or until they die. Supplemental Security Income is another disability-based program that is targeted for very low-income people who do not qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance.
Unfortunately, about 70% of people who apply are initially rejected for various reasons. Many times, they do not complete all the necessary forms, provide adequate documentation or do not meet the standards for what is considered a disability. This holds true in Evansville, and throughout the nation. It is also the reason why it makes good sense to seek out experienced Social Security Disability attorneys, such as those at Gerling Law.
Our Social Security Disability Attorneys Will Help You Get the Benefits You Deserve
The approval process can be intimidating because you must prove that you are fully disabled.
When you retain the services of a Social Security Disability attorney at Gerling Law, you significantly improve your chances for approval, whether it is on an initial application or if you must go through the various levels of appeal. The attorneys at Gerling Law understand how forms should be completed, what medical evidence you will need to provide to support your claim, and if you will need to do extra work to improve your chances for success.
Our Attorneys Are Experienced in the Social Security Disability Appeals Process
Because so many initial claims are rejected, many people must focus their efforts on the appeals process in the hopes of gaining benefits. Social Security offers four levels of appeals:
- Hearing from an Administrative Law Judge
- Appeals Council
- Filing suit in Federal Court
Each one of these requires knowledge about how that level of appeal works and what is required build a case that will turn a denial into an approval. Each of these levels can take many months before your case is heard, so it is in your best interests to work with our attorneys to reduce that amount of time by putting your best case forward. It also helps to educate yourself on various aspects of disability claims, which you can do by reading these resources:
Get Help with Your Social Security Disability Case Today.
Your financial security is important to us, and that’s why we want you to call Gerling Law today at 1-888-GERLING (888-437-5464) or complete our Social Security Disability case evaluation for a free, no-obligation initial consultation. Remember, Go with Experience. Go with Gerling.