Social Security Disability benefits are meant to help qualifying individuals who are no longer able to work. The process of getting those benefits can be confusing, frustrating and slow. The truth is that most claims are denied the first time around. After a denial, you need to work with an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer.
At Hetrick, Harvin & Bonds, we have the experience and resources to help you fight for the benefits you deserve. Contact us online or call us at 843-549-6432 to schedule a free consultation.
How to Get Social Security Disability Benefits
To qualify for benefits, you must be able to show that you have a condition that the Social Security Administration (SSA) considers disabling. In addition, you must provide information and documentation that proves to the SSA that you can’t work, your disability will last at least one year and your income falls below certain limits. This often requires more than medical records and an affidavit alleging your inability to work.
Typically, Social Security Disability claims are denied at first because:
- The application was missing required information
- The medical records provided were insufficient
- The disabling condition was not sufficiently documented
- The inability to work was not adequately demonstrated
A denial does not mean that you don’t deserve SSD benefits. It simply means that there is more work to be done to prove it.
Appeal the Denial of Your SSD Claim
You have 60 days to file an appeal after you receive your denial of benefits letter. The sooner you get in touch with an attorney after you receive your letter, the better off you will be. In some cases, there is quite a bit of work to be done to fix the problems that led the first application to be denied.
Our attorneys will review your medical records, contact medical professionals and prepare a compelling case for your benefits. We do not collect any fees upfront and will only collect payment if you receive benefits as a result of our services.
Statistically, people who have attorneys working on their case have a much better chance of obtaining benefits than those who do not work with attorneys. We know how to prepare the complex benefit applications and what evidence you need to present for a successful claim.
If you are seeking Social Security Disability benefits, there is a good chance you are suffering. You may have been injured on the job or hurt in a car accident. You may be suffering from a serious illness or disease. The last thing you need is to have to fight for benefits you deserve and need to make ends meet.
We know the Social Security Disability process. We can help you get the SSD benefits you need. To schedule a consultation with our Walterboro, South Carolina, attorneys dial 843-549-6432.