Social Security Disability Application Lawyers
A disability that prevents you from working and earning a living frequently results in financial hardship. Although the Social Security Administration has two programs, Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income, offering monthly payments and medical benefits for people who meet the eligibility guidelines, it is anything but an easy process.
According to its own data, Social Security denies benefits to more than two-thirds of applicants at the initial determination stage. Many of these people who may be eligible for benefits give up while others must go through a long appeal process. Working with a qualified Social Security disability application lawyer or disability advocate can prevent some of the mistakes and omissions that lead to a denial of benefits.
Starting the process
The Social Security website makes the application process sound simple, but it takes an understanding of complicated and frequently confusing federal regulations to know how to file an application that contains enough information and medical evidence to be approved for Social Security Disability and SSI benefits. It takes more than making a telephone call to the SSA to complete an application or going to a website to fill out an application online.
You really need to know in advance what Social Security and the Disability Determination Services will be looking for in order to successfully apply for benefits. The Social Security disability application lawyers at London Disability know the regulations and laws, which immediately relieves you of the burden of trying to figure them out on your own. The disability advocates and disability lawyers at London Disability know from experience and training exactly what the SSA and DDS look for during the initial determination process
Social Security Disability FAQs
Hiring a lawyer to handle your Social Security Disability and SSI Disability claim starts by selecting someone who concentrates on Social Security Disability law. Lawyers with extensive SSD experience, such as the lawyers and disability advocates at London Disability, know and understand the federal laws and regulations the Social Security Administration must follow when processing applications for SSD benefits through the SSI and SSDI programs.
When you decide to hire London Disability as your SSD lawyer, we do not charge an upfront fee for our services. Instead, we work for you through a contingency-fee arrangement authorized by the Social Security Administration. Fees for our services are paid when your claim for benefits is approved with the rate of compensation set by the SSA.
Social Security administers two programs offering SSD benefits: SSI and SSDI. The SSI program provides a monthly payment to meet basic needs for food and shelter to non-disabled adults who are at least 65 years of age and to blind or disabled adults and children.
Federal regulations impose strict limitations on the income and financial resources that a person may have available to them and be eligible for SSI benefits.Some states supplement the monthly federal benefit with a state-funded payment as well as Medicaid coverage..
SSDI is a federal disability program providing benefits to people who have a disability that prevents them from working. To be eligible to apply for and receive SSDI benefits, you must have a qualifying work history of sufficiently long duration to meet the requirements to be insured under the program. A “qualifying work history” only includes jobs or self-employment where you paid Social Security taxes on the income.
An SSD lawyer helps you navigate through the federal regulations controlling the eligibility requirements for SSD and SSI.
The benefit of having an SSD and SSI lawyer handling an application for benefits or an appeal of a denial is having someone on your side who not only knows the regulations but also the exceptions to them that may allow you to qualify for benefits.
There are many exceptions to eligibility rules that may apply to your particular situation. Schedule a free consultation with a Social Security disability and SSI disability application lawyer at London Disability to learn how they may apply to your application or appeal.