You have been a hard worker for decades, but now a medical ailment has forced you from the workforce. You can no longer perform the job that you have been so proudly and steadily doing.
Now you must seek Social Security disability benefits. You never thought it would come to this. Who can best help you in securing those benefits? The answer: an attorney with experience and a go-getter attitude. This legal advocate will provide the guidance and direction you need.
Whether you qualify and during the appeals process
Here are some of the ways in which an attorney may help you when seeking SSD benefits:
- Assist you with the application process: Applying for SSD benefits may seem consuming to the average person. However, this task can be quickly and sufficiently accomplished by an attorney who ensures your documents such as medical records are in order and completes and submits the appropriate paperwork.
- Let you know whether your physical or mental ailment qualifies you: An abundant number of ailments qualify you for SSD benefits. They include blindness, loss of hearing, heart ailments, asthma, emphysema, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, cancer, autism, anxiety and depression.
- Tells you how much to expect in monthly benefits: In 2019, the average disabled worker got nearly $1,258 in monthly benefits. On average, men received $1,394 and women received $1,128.
- Provide leadership in the appeals process: Your chances of filing an appeal are good because the SSA rejects roughly two-thirds of all applications for disability benefits. An attorney will provide guidance and support in explaining your case and providing evidence before an administrative law judge.
These are just some of the ways that an attorney can help navigate through a process that has many twists and turns.
Providing peace of mind
Frustration and uncertainty are not uncommon for people who seek SSD benefits. You may even feel overwhelmed. However, working with a knowledgeable, competent and empathetic legal advocate can provide the peace of mind you need during a time like this.