Although the Social Security application process was initially designed to allow anyone to apply for benefits on their own, the path to approval has become more difficult, especially in the last twenty years. As the money available for Social Security continues to dwindle, it’s only reasonable to expect the approval process for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to continue to tighten. There are very specific thresholds and qualifications that need to be met in order to receive benefits and oftentimes, even if an application has a minor error, it could be delayed or denied. This is where the importance of a Social Security attorney can make all the difference.
The Pros of Working with a Social Security Attorney
Although Social Security at face value is mundane and technical, it’s still a benefits program and a lifeline for those who are unable to work. In many cases, those with ongoing, serious disabilities rely on the assistance of a Social Security claims attorney to greatly increase their chance of success when applying for SSI or SSDI.
Take this example: the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Listing of Impairments includes 14 medical subsections for adults and another 14 for children. While those who fall under one of these impairments can qualify, sometimes a disability isn’t as cut-and-dry. Evaluating whether a condition qualifies and pulling together evidence to get approved can be complicated. An experienced Social Security disability attorney can help you make the best case for an unlisted or unclear condition.
Social Security Disability Attorney Services for Applications and Appeals
When it comes to supporting your claim, the SSA requires extensive documentation from your doctor. Your attorney is extremely helpful, as they can help you get everything you need and ensure that all your records are correct. Problems with records are some of the most common causes of rejected Social Security benefits applications.
The Social Security application process can be perplexing and even qualified applicants often get rejected. Working with knowledgeable Social Security attorneys at Drew L. Johnson, Attorney, P.C., is the best way to maximize your chances of a successful application. If you’ve been rejected, we can also help you apply for a reconsideration. Call (541) 434-6466 or (541) 967-1045 today to schedule a free consultation.