Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits? Our Attorneys Give You the Help You Need from the Start
When you apply on your own for Social Security Disability benefits, you’re asked to provide many pages of answers and documentation. Making even a minor mistake can ruin your chance of winning benefits. It’s extremely important that your form be filled out accurately and that you provide all the necessary evidence to support your case. The Packard Law Firm can help. We are happy to discuss the details of your disability claim. Call us free, (800) 738-4213.
What Is the Government’s Standard for Disability?
Knowing that you cannot work is not enough to win Social Security Disability benefits. You must legally prove that you are "disabled" under the standards established under the Social Security administration. Social Security considers you disabled under its rules if:
- You cannot do the work that you did before;
- They decide that you cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition(s); and
- Your disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or to result in death.
Why Do Many People Consider Applying for Benefits Difficult?
Many people believe if they simply explain their situation to Social Security, someone will understand and award them disability benefits. Unfortunately, that’s not the way Social Security’s disability program works.
Applying for Social Security Disability benefits is a complicated legal process. You must prove you are “disabled” according to the Social Security Disability Program (SSDP) legal definition, and this involves a Five-Step Process.
Why Are Most People Who Apply for Benefits Denied?
The Social Security Disability system involves thousands of complicated rules, regulations, and procedures. There are countless ways the Social Security Administration will deny your claim. If a Social Security employee fails to obtain all your medical evidence, or the government used the wrong legal standard when evaluating your claim, you’ll be denied. Sometimes the government will even deny your benefits because they “believe” you will have a miraculous complete recovery. You may also lose your case if an appeal is handled improperly.
We’ll Walk You Through the Initial Application Process by Helping You…
- Gather proof that you're disabled and cannot maintain work for one year or more
- Organize proper job history and records
- Obtain proper medical records to prove you meet the government definition of disability
- Apply as soon as possible. (There are time restrictions.)
By contacting The Packard Law Firm before you start applying, you’ll improve your chances of winning benefits.
How Likely Are You to Win Benefits?
The Packard Law Firm offers a free evaluation of your disability case. Contact us today to learn more by filling out the form here.