If you are no longer able to work at your job because of a medical or mental condition, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can offer some financial help. Those approved for benefits from SSDI may receive a check each month based on how much money they earned in their most recent job. Unfortunately, being paid what you need can be challenging. Many SSDI claimants seek help from a lawyer. If you are wondering what legal help could do for you when you apply for SSDI benefits, read on.
SSDI Can Be Confusing
SSDI is run by a government agency. The Social Security Administration (SSA), like almost all government agencies, may not be as user-friendly as some would hope. The language in the materials can be filled with jargon and acronyms, for example, and be difficult to understand. Worse still, many SSDI claimants are suffering from and trying to deal with their conditions. They may also be financially stressed because they are unable to work.
You don't have to be alone during this time. You can get help from a professional that helps claimants get their applications filled out correctly and more. Social Security lawyers are vetted by the SSA, so they are approved to handle your needs. Better still, you don't have to pay the lawyer that handles your case unless you win the case and are paid back pay. The money to pay the lawyer comes from the back pay. You will form an agreement with the lawyer to pay them a certain percentage of the back pay. However, the SSA limits the amount you must pay them.
Get Help With an Appeal Hearing
In addition to helping SSDI claimants with their application for benefits, Social Security lawyers also help claimants that have been turned down for benefits. They use the denial letter and turn the problems with the case into a successful appeal. These lawyers understand Social Security law and know what it takes to gain approval.
In many cases, SSDI applicants fail to provide the SSA with evidence of their medical or mental condition. Medical and other records are key to a successful appeal hearing. Your lawyer will see to it that you are examined by a medical doctor and that your medical records are complete and ready to submit to the SSA.
Then, your lawyer will stand by your side at the hearing and refute bad information and wrong rulings for you. Speak to a Social Security disability lawyer to find out more.Share