The United States was built on the principles of equality and fairness. Our Founding Fathers believed that every citizen of the United States of America deserved access to food, shelter, and the funds required to secure these necessities. These are honorable ideals, but unfortunately, today’s reality has strayed from yesterday’s vision. Fortunately, our social security attorney in Lebanon, MO is here to help you fight for your right to this American promise.
Social Security Disability
The Founding Fathers believed that every American has a right to work and earn a living. If certain individuals want to work but are unable to do so due to physical or mental disabilities, they should be granted funds to still support themselves and their families. Unfortunately, hundreds of individuals apply for social security disability benefits almost on a daily basis, and the government has had to become incredibly selective about who actually receives these benefits. Up to 60-70% of all social security disability claims are denied the first time around.
Social Security Disability Application Process
If you want to apply for social security disability benefits, it is important that you begin the process as soon as possible. The claims process can take a very long time – and as we just mentioned, the majority of claims are denied the first time around. You can do this by contacting your local social security office and stating that you wish to file an application. They will point you to the required paperwork.
If you claim is denied, you will have 60 days to request that your claim be reviewed again (a process called “reconsideration”). Unfortunately, the likelihood of your claim being accepted is still low at this point – but that doesn’t mean you should give up! You still have the opportunity to file an appeal.
The appeal process takes place in court before an Administrative Law Judge, and it is at this time that most social security cases are won. Keep in mind, however, that it may take several months (or even up to a year) before your hearing can be scheduled. This hearing is a vital moment in your application process, so it is critical that you be fully prepared.
Your Social Security Attorney
|Derek Brown, Attorney at Law|
Applying for social security disability benefits can be a taxing process, but your social security attorney at the Lake of the Ozarks can make the process easier. Your attorney will be able to help you evaluate your case so you can position your claim in the most compelling way possible. Because the approval rate is so low, having an experienced attorney on your side can mean the difference between failure and success.
Attorney Derek Brown has recently begun a very successful social security practice at the law firm of Deputy & Mizell, LLC. No matter where you are at in the application process, Derek would be happy to work with you to position your claim for success. For more information about Derek’s services, visit our website or contact Derek at 1-877-532-2191
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