Ocala SSD Benefit Claims Attorney
Suffering a disability that leaves you unable to work and earn an income is a frustrating experience that may lead to feelings of grief, depression, and anxiety about the future. While nothing can reverse the past or change what’s happened, receiving Social Security disability benefits can give a sense of relief. However, filing a claim for benefits is complicated and the Social Security Administration denies more than half of the claims it receives each year. At the Law Offices of Shea A. Fugate, P.A., our Ocala SSD benefit claims attorneys can support you as you navigate the process and will work hard to improve your chances of your claim being approved. Here’s what you should know about working with an SSD benefit claims attorney–
Why and When to Call a Social Security Disability Benefits Lawyer
If you’re like most people, you may assume that you don’t need an attorney, especially early on in the process. The reality is, though, that working with an attorney can strengthen your claim and improve the chances of your claim being accepted by the Social Security Administration the first time you apply. This is because an attorney knows how to best present a client’s case in a way that is favorable. For example, in order to receive disability benefits, you’ll need to prove that you have a disability that prevents you from doing the work that you did before and that is expected to last for at least 12 months or result in death. Your attorney can help you to gather (if you don’t already have it) and organize your medical evidence to support this requirement, and will know exactly what the Social Security Administration is looking for and the type of evidence to submit.
Of course, the earlier that you hire an attorney, the better, as an attorney can assist you with your initial application. If you have already filed an application without an attorney’s help and have received a letter of claim denial from the Social Security Administration, then you should not hesitate to hire a benefit claims attorney for the appeal process.
How an Ocala SSD Benefit Claims Attorney Can Help
Our Ocala SSD benefits claims attorney will help you by:
- Reviewing the facts of your case and advising you regarding whether you should file for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income benefits;
- Explaining the eligibility requirements for each disability benefits program and determining whether or not you satisfy those requirements;
- Ensuring that your application is filled out in its entirety, is accurate, and that all evidence necessary to support your claim is attached;
- Representing you in the hearings and appeals processes, including representation before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ); and
Throughout the entire process, our law firm will be available to answer your questions and advocate for you.
Call Our Ocala SSD Attorneys Today
To learn more about how we can assist you with your disability benefits claim, call our Ocala SSD benefit claims attorney today for a free consultation. We are here to help you!