Approximately 50 million Americans live with disabilities. Unfortunately, disabilities can cause physical, emotional and financial strains that are too much to handle alone. One of the most challenging aspects is that those who were once able to work and earn a livelihood find the pain to be unbearable, and can no longer complete the work they used to do, or cannot complete any other kind of work.
With their livelihoods stripped away, their entire lives are turned upside down, and they don’t know how to provide for themselves and their families or where to turn.
The Social Security Administration offers Social Security Disability (SSD) to those who meet its disability and work credit requirements. Applying for SSD can be overwhelming and complicated, and one mistake could cost a person who desperately needs benefits to start the process all over again, which could take months to years.
Let’s take a closer look at why an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer can make all the difference.
Hiring an Attorney to Help with Your Initial Application Can Improve Approval Chances
If you are disabled, navigating through the complicated process of applying for benefits, including all of the paperwork and medical evidence, can be daunting and confusing. You need to focus on your health, and you’re not expected to be an expert on applying for disability. You’ve likely never been through this before.
An experienced Social Security Disability attorney can walk you through the entire process, filling out necessary paperwork correctly and on time. An SSD lawyer with a proven track record of handling cases such as yours has an in-depth knowledge of the system and the skills to help you receive the benefits you deserve. They will answer all of your questions and provide compassionate and personalized attention to your case.
Turning to an experienced lawyer from the beginning can make the process smoother, eliminate errors and help you get accepted on the first try. An experienced SSD lawyer can help eliminate delays caused by inaccurate documentation and other common mistakes that could be costing you your benefits.
An SSD Lawyer Can Successfully Represent You in an Appeal Hearing
If you have applied for disability and were denied, you will need to file an appeal to continue your journey to obtain the benefits you deserve. At this stage, it is critically important to hire a skilled SSD lawyer to represent you and handle everything for your hearing. Experienced SSD lawyers will work tirelessly for you, and have experience representing clients just like you in court to make a thorough case for your benefits.
A skilled SSD attorney will answer all of your questions, gather crucial evidence for your case and prepare legal memorandums. They will also prepare opening and closing arguments during court, cross-examination of vocational and or medical experts and other filings.
It’s important to note that waiting for an appeal and waiting for a decision can be a very lengthy, drawn-out process. Some disability applicants wait years for an appeal. You have already invested a lot of time into applying for benefits, and with your health and future on the line, you can’t risk drawing out the process further. An experienced SSD lawyer can help bear your burdens and work to win your benefits.
A Law Firm That Specializes in Social Security Disability Provides You With a Unique Advantage
When looking for an SSD lawyer to help with your application or appeal process, look for an established firm that focuses on Social Security Disability. Through focusing solely on SSD, these lawyers know the complexities of the law inside and out and are uniquely qualified to represent you. When an entire law firm dedicates itself to practicing one type of law, they do it better.
We Can Help
If you are disabled and unable to work, call Disability Attorneys of Michigan for a free, confidential consultation. We’ll let you know if we can help you get a monthly check and help you determine if any money or assets you receive could impact your eligibility for disability benefits.
Disability Attorneys of Michigan works hard every day helping the disabled of Michigan seek the Social Security Disability benefits they need. If you are unable to work due to a physical, mental, or cognitive impairment, call Disability Attorneys of Michigan now for a free consultation at 800-949-2900
Let Michigan’s experienced Social Security Disability law firm help you get the benefits you deserve.
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