When you got hurt on the job, you initially thought that you’d be back to work soon. You didn’t realize how serious your injuries were or that they’d result in you dealing with a permanent disability.
Now, you’ve been unable to work for several months, and you need to look into a more permanent financial solution. Social Security Disability Insurance could be the right choice for you.
Do you need an attorney to seek Social Security Disability Insurance benefits?
It’s not required to have an attorney when you seek SSDI, but it is a good idea to have one on your side. Why? This process is complex, and many people have their claims wrongfully denied the first time they apply.
It is very simple to make mistakes that result in the Social Security Administration rejecting your claim. It is also possible that you could include all the information you think the SSA wants but miss important details or not include enough supporting evidence.
A disability attorney can help. They know how to fill out applications and to put together evidence to make a compelling case for you. They can help you gather the necessary medical records and evidence, guiding you through a process that you may not understand well.
They’ll also help by reviewing your application. If you already have one prepared, just having an attorney go over the application before submission could help you avoid a denial. Your attorney will let you know if there are additional pieces of information that you need to include but haven’t.
If you’re ready to seek Social Security Disability benefits, don’t be afraid to ask for help
This process of seeking SSDI benefits can be frustrating. When you’re dealing with so much in your life, such as going to medical appointments and trying to stay afloat financially, you may not want to add something else to your plate. Letting your attorney help with this claim can make your claim stronger and give you a better chance of an approval the first time you apply. Additionally, if you are denied the benefits you deserve, your attorney will be there to help you appeal.