Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Jan 07, 2011 in Social Security Disability
There are some people in the United States who for many different reasons both physical and mental are simply unable to hold gainful employment. For these unfortunate people, there are programs in place designed to help them avoid becoming a burden on those around them and to keep them off the streets. One of those programs is known as Social Security Disability, or SSD. People can apply for these benefits, but they should only do so with the help of a Phoenix Social Security Disability lawyer, and you'll see why below.
The beginning of the pursuit of Social Security Disability benefits involves the completion of an application and usually a meeting with a representative of the Social Security Administration, or SSA to explain your situation. While this may seem like a straightforward process, the fact is that approximately two-thirds of all initial applications for benefits are denied by the SSA for varying reasons. Therefore, having a Phoenix SSD lawyer help you complete your application and meet with the SSA representative with you can only help to make sure that your application is properly done and that your in-person explanation is as persuasive as possible.
If the initial application for benefits is still denied even with the help of a Phoenix SSD attorney, the applicant still has an opportunity to appeal this decision. An appeal involves a hearing with the SSA so that an Administrative Law Judge, or ALJ can reconsider the case and the application. These hearings are much like any court hearing in that evidence is offered and arguments are made. Therefore, the help of an attorney can be critical in this regard, as the evidence that's presented needs to be clear and the arguments that are made need to be compelling.
Therefore, if you are someone who would be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits, you owe it to yourself to seek the help of a Arizona SSD lawsuit attorney who has helped many people obtain these benefits in the past. Contact Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.
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