Every year millions of people seek out Social Security Disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. Sadly, over 70% of those people will be denied. A solid number of those people will go on to appeal the ruling and win, but even in those cases, the process can take years. That means years of going without the benefits you’re owed. Years without a source of income. This can lead to a seriously terrible financial situation. So, is there a way to avoid an appeal process that could last years? There are a handful of things you can do in order to increase your chances of avoiding a long appeal and getting the results you want. The best way to navigate the world of Social Security benefits and win your SSD case is to speak directly with a Social Security lawyer.
Do I Need to Speak to My Doctor Before Applying for SSD?
One of the best things you can do early on to increase your chances of winning an SSD case is to speak to your doctor about whether or not they will support your claim. If your doctor believes and understands how much your condition affects your ability to work, it could help you win your case. If your doctor doesn’t truly believe your condition is why you can’t work, it could result in you being denied the benefits you need. Speak to your doctor and then consult with a Social Security attorney before you submit your claim to the Social Security Administration.
Who Will Review My Case?
The Social Security Administration handles millions of disability claims every year. The claims themselves are handled by an examiner. The examiner’s job is to see the claim through from its inception to the final determination. Because these examiners are handling many cases at a time, they don’t have the ability to stay on top of each applicant. You will need to cooperate with your examiner and get any requested information or paperwork turned in as soon as possible in order to ensure the process goes smoothly. If a notice is sent to you, or they request you to go get a medical exam, you’ll want to do it right away. Not cooperating in a timely manner could result in a denial of benefits. The best way to make sure every detail is handled correctly is to work with a Social Security lawyer who can guide you every step of the way.
Do I Need to Hire an Attorney to Win My SSD Case?
An experienced Social Security attorney can help you file the right paperwork and get any medical evaluations requested taken care of right away. In the event your claim is denied, an attorney can quickly file an appeal. Your attorney can also stay on your case, making sure the process doesn’t last any longer than it absolutely has to. Call Walton Law LLC at 251-455-5819 today and get a qualified professional on your side from the start.