If you have been hurt or have a medical condition that makes you unable do the job you once did, you may be entitled to Social Security disability payments. You should be aware, however, that it is not always easy to get the benefits you should be getting from the Social Security Administration. Sometimes it takes considerable effort and the help of an experienced Social Security disability lawyer to get the money you need to care for yourself and your family.
I help clients work through the sometimes confusing process of getting their Social Security disability benefits. With over 15 years of experience in this area, I have the expertise you need to successfully apply for benefits or appeal a denail of your benefits.
What The Social Security Administration Means By Disability
The standard understanding of disability does not always match up with what the federal government defines as “disabled”. For you to qualify for benefits, you must be unable to work the job you were working before your disability started. You must also be unable to work another job that would earn you a similar income to your previous job. Lastly, your condition must be expected to last for at least a year.
To demonstrate to the federal government that you meet all of these criteria will require you to collect substantial medical evidence of your condition.
You can apply for your benefits at www.socialsecurity.gov or the nearest Social Security office. You do not need an attorney to apply for social security benefits, but you should be prepared for a struggle after you submit your application. The majority of social security claims are initially denied by the Social Security Administration. You will probably need to appeal the decision, in which case the help of an experienced attorney can prove invaluable.
Why The Social Security Administration Denies Claims
The Social Security Administration is a complex organization that is focused on ensuring that all applicants meet the stringent requirements for benefits. It can deny your claim for numerous reasons, many of which you will be unable to predict until you are notified of denial. You may not provide what the organization considers sufficient medical evidence of your disability. The organization may mistakenly think that you can still do your original job or a similar job.
One of the greatest benefits to working with an attorney is that he can help you prove your eligibility – correcting any and all errors on the part of the Social Security Administration. It may take some time and several attempts, but your attorney can push through the resistance and get you your deserved benefits.
How Much Does Social Security Disability Pay?
The specific amount you will be paid from your benefits is determined by the Social Security Administration using a complex formula. Several things will be considered when determining your payments, including how much you have paid in Social Security taxes and how much you were expected to make over your lifetime based off of your previous earnings.
The Social Security Administration offers a benefits calculator, where you can input your information and get a general idea of what you will make should your application be successful.
Social Security disability benefits can easily be several thousand dollars a month, making it worthwhile to pursue your benefits – even if you have been initially denied.
Why Hire A Lawyer?
If you have been hurt or have a medical condition where you can no longer work your job, you have a tough road ahead of you. It will be difficult to ever make the kind of money you were making before, if you can even work at all. Social Security disability benefits may be the only reliable source of income you can depend on in the coming years.
As your attorney, I will do whatever it takes to see that you get your benefits. I have helped numerous clients in circumstances similar to yours. The Social Security disability system is complex and can often be frustrating, especially if you are not familiar with it. I can help you navigate the system and can do what is necessary to make the Social Security Administration see the truth – you have a right to your benefits.
Contact An Attorney Today
If you are interested in filing for SSD or you have been denied after your initial filing, please contact me now to discuss your situation. Initial consultations are free, so talking to me will cost you nothing. Once I understand your circumstances, I can tell you the next steps that need to be taken to ensure that you get the benefits you deserve.
Contact Paul Giannetti Attorney at Law now to schedule your free consultation.