When Is The Best Time For A Lawyer To Get Involved In My Case?
PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to provide Social Security Disability assistance to people who are currently employed, already receiving SSDI benefits, or have not been declared unable to work by a medical professional.
When considering when to bring an attorney on board in a Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claim, many people wait until the hearing. On movies and television, we don’t often see what the attorney does before the hearing. The first time we usually see the lawyer is when he or she walks into the courtroom. However, the majority of legal work is done behind the scenes, outside of the courtroom and before the hearing.
At Smith, Feddeler & Smith, P.A., we have been representing clients in all types of SSDI matters for 40 years. Our attorneys know the importance of preparation and research in helping clients obtain the benefits they need. We serve clients in Orlando, Tampa, Clearwater and other Florida locations. If you are trying to obtain SSDI benefits, our lawyers can help you.
The Importance Of Legal Help
Many people don’t realize how much goes into obtaining benefits.
Only about one-third of people who apply for disability benefits are deemed disabled. This means that upwards of two-thirds of people with viable claims for benefits are denied. And on reconsideration, only about 15% of people up for reconsideration are granted benefits.
This means that, without legal help, about half the people with viable disability claims do not get the benefits they need.
It is important to note that most of these cases proceed without a lawyer’s help. Although it is clear that many people can obtain benefits on their own, you never know. The process involves complex legal considerations. The medical reports need to have very specific language that the people in the Social Security Administration (SSA) are looking for. So many viable claims are denied due to simple clerical errors or lack of technical medical language.
Because so much of the success in SSDI claims happens before the hearing, we believe you should get a lawyer involved at the very beginning of the process. However, regardless of where you are in the process, our lawyers can help you. We are well-versed in the terminology and technical demands of SSDI claims, as well as hearings and appeals.