How to Know it’s Time to Talk to a Social Security Lawyer
August 7, 2018
If either of these situations describes you, then it’s time to talk to a social security lawyer:
Has your application for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits been denied?
Are you applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for the first time?
Why You Need an Experienced Social Security Lawyer
- If you or another wage earner in your family is disabled, your household is likely depending on receiving Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits in order to survive. An experienced social security lawyer can make sure you receive the benefits you are entitled to under the law.
- Many people do not understand their legal rights regarding social security benefits. A good social security lawyer will explain which benefits you are entitled to and help you obtain them in the most expedient way possible.
- The Social Security Administration (SSA) often denies the claims of deserving individuals, even those who meet the eligibility criteria. A good lawyer will help you file an appeal if your initial claim has been denied.
- The volume of required forms can be daunting and confusing. A qualified social security lawyer will help you fill them out and also determine which medical records and other documents will best support your case.
- Appeals are more successful when handled by a lawyer who is well-versed in this area of the law.
- In case of a trial, you want an experienced social security lawyer representing you in court.
Type of Social Security Benefits
There are different categories of benefits, and it can be difficult for someone who is unfamiliar with social security law to determine which benefits they qualify for.
Social Security Disability (SSD) Benefits
Also known as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Retirement, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (RSDI) are designed for workers who have a long-term disabling injury or illness. There are several criteria an individual must meet to qualify for these benefits.
Supplemental Security Income Benefits (SSI)
are need-based programs for disabled children and adults with limited income. Like SSD, these benefits are only approved when specific requirements are met.
What to Look For in a Social Security Lawyer
- Look for a lawyer who will NOT require a deposit or retainer until your case is won.
- Make sure to choose a lawyer who specializes in social security disability law. The social security system is complex, with many rules and exceptions.
- Find a lawyer who will handle your case skillfully and compassionately. You want someone who understands how a disability affects the whole family as well as the individual.
“Our social security lawyers are specialists in this field,” said Mark Bernstein of The Sam Bernstein Law Firm. “They understand the complex rules and regulations and will fight to ensure every client receives the maximum benefits the law provides.”
The law is complicated, but finding the right social security lawyer is simple.
Call 1-800-CALL-SAM today for a free no-obligation consultation.