Ready to apply for Social Security disability? Filing for disability with a disability advocate or lawyer greatly improves your chances for approval: Here are some benefits:
Having a professional file your claim is the best way to get the most SSD benefits you’re owed paid faster. SSD lawyers work on contingency, so you’ll pay nothing for professional help filing your claim.
Every year, the SSA denies 38% of applicants for making basic mistakes on the claim forms. If you accidentally leave a required field blank or write the wrong answer, it’s called a “technical denial.” However, a lawyer can help you avoid errors and file your claim correctly the first time.
Less than 1 in 4 people who apply on their own get approved for SSD benefits. In recent years, the SSA approved 23% of first-time applicants for SSD benefits. A lawyer can review your situation and find federal, state and local assistance programs to help you out right now.
If the SSA denies your claim, a lawyer can fight to win you benefits at your appeals hearing. Once your application’s denied, you have 60 days to appeal. Many initially denied claimants win SSD benefits on appeal, and those who do usually have a lawyer representing their case.