When You Should Hire a Disability Lawyer
Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Jan 05, 2017 in Social Security Disability
If you are filing a disability claim or are in the process of appealing a denial, consulting with a disability attorney may increase your chances of successfully receiving compensation.
An experienced disability attorney can assist you with your claim by ensuring deadlines are met, paperwork is accurately completed, and all necessary medical documentation is collected. A social security attorney can also help you re-open an old claim that was denied and had not been appealed.
Applying for Disability Benefits
The Social Security Administration (SSA) requires applicants have a disability that is expected to last for at least one year. However, this does not mean you have to wait 12 months to apply for disability benefits.
Applicants are encouraged to file a claim as quickly as possible after receiving a diagnosis. The SSA awards back pay and retroactive benefits based on the time period from the application date to the approval date.
If an applicant’s disabling condition improves to the point that he or she is able to return to work during the application process, they are allowed to withdraw their claim.
An applicant may also be eligible to receive disability for a particular time period if he or she has recently dealt with a disabling condition that lasted for 12 months before filing for the claim.
If you have been denied benefits, a qualified disability attorney can also help you file an appeal and build a case to help you get compensation for your disability.
We understand the difficulties having a disabling condition can create for an individual or family’s security. If you are attempting to pursue compensation by filing for disability or have been denied a claim, contact the Phoenix social security disability attorneys at the Phillips Law Group. Schedule a free, no obligation consultation to discuss how we can help you with your claim.