It’s an open secret that most people who apply for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits will be turned down the first time they apply – especially if they don’t have a lawyer. If you take the time to appeal with a lawyer, however, the chances of you getting benefits drastically increases.
More than 2 million SSDI applications are submitted each year, and about 65% of first-time claims are denied. Some are denied due to technical reasons – such as missing medical records – and some are denied due to income limits set by the Social Security Administration. More than half of the people whose initial claims are denied give up, but you shouldn’t! If you want to win disability benefits, it’s best to hire a lawyer and appeal the process all the way through.
By hiring a lawyer, you will have someone who is your advocate at every step of the appeals process. Your lawyer will be able to look over your appeal and make sure you have the proper medical records included. Your lawyer will also represent you at any hearings in front of an administrative law judge, which is the next step in the appeals process.
Most people are unable to adequately prepare for such a hearing. By hiring a disability lawyer, you will be working with someone who has a high level of expertise with working on SSDI cases who can properly prepare your case.
If you’ve been turned down for Social Security disability, call us today at 816-842-7100 or email us to set up your free consultation. We take all Social Security cases on a contingency basis, so we won’t get paid unless we win the case for you.