Oklahoma City Social Security Disability Lawyer
Social Security Disability is a federal government program that provides financial assistance to those who can no longer work due to disability. However, the process of applying for social security disability benefits can be overwhelming and legally complex. Additionally, most Social Security Disability applications are initially denied. If your application for Social Security Disability is denied, or if you are in the process of starting your Social Security Disability application, contact an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer to help you get the benefits you deserve.
Our experienced Oklahoma City Social Security Disability lawyers will be able to help you start your application the right way or review the reasons why your claim was denied and submit an appeal with additional evidence. Contact our legal team at Entz Burton, & Associates in Warr Acres today to learn more.
Social Security Administration (SSA) Eligibility Requirements
There are very strict eligibility requirements in order to obtain Social Security Disability benefits. For example, you must have worked in the United States for a certain amount of time in order to qualify. Additionally, you must also have an impairment, injury, or condition that prevents you from working due to its severity. Your ability to sustain work must or be expected to last for at least 12 months.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) will deny a claim if you do not meet the eligibility requirements or you are able to perform certain work based upon your age, education, and experience.
Social Security Disability Application
The Social Security Disability application process can be a maze of legally complicated paperwork. In many cases, there are specific bureaucratic hoops that an applicant must jump through in order to obtain the benefits to which they have a legal right under the law. Some of the ways that our attorneys can help you through the Social Security Disability Application process include:
- Answering all of your questions specific to your background and your Social Security Disability application;
- Explaining all of the available Social Security benefits and relevant eligibility considerations particular to your personal situation;
- Assisting you with preparing, organizing, and submitting the correct paperwork necessary for a successful disability claim application;
- Reviewing your Social Security Disability claim and helping identify what needs to be corrected or supplemented in order for your claim to be approved; and
- Handling appeals on past denials and appearing with you at your Social Security Disability hearing before an administrative law judge.
Our Social Security Disability Lawyers are trained by a former Social Security employee – thus, we know what the SSA is looking for in a disability application.
Understanding the Social Security Disability Application Process
In most cases, the Social Security Disability application process will include these steps:
Step One – Initial application and organizing medical information and work records. As soon as possible, you should apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). This can be done through a local Social Security Office or by filing an online claim via the SSA website.
Step Two – The reconsideration stage. If your initial application is denied (it is important to remember most claims are initially denied), you will be given the ability to appeal for a reconsideration. If your reconsideration is denied (again, most are), you can appeal for a hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ) with the Social Security Office of Hearings Operations.
Step Three – A Social Security Disability hearing. These hearings typically occur either in person or via video conference. Our experienced attorneys help prepare for your disability hearing and are with you at the hearing itself. You should consider preparing for this with an attorney that has experience in these matters.
Oklahoma City Social Security Disability Denials and Appeals Lawyer
The Social Security Administration is notorious for denying claims outright because of simple errors or incomplete paperwork. At Entz Burton & Associates we have been trained by former SSA employees and know what a disability examiner or ALJ wants and needs to approve your claim. Our unique expertise allows us to understand how to take a denied Social Security Disability claim and work with you to obtain the benefits you deserve.
In many cases, our clients will have to go through the Social Security Disability appeals process. Our experienced attorneys have the experience and training to help you appeal a denied Social Security Disability claim. We know what is important for an appeals hearing, including which forms and medical evidence are necessary to submit to provide proof of your disability. Our expertise and diligence affords you an enhanced chance of approval for disability benefits.
Contact an Experienced Oklahoma Social Security Disability Attorney Today
If you suffer from an illness, injury, or disability that prevents you from working, you likely feel frustrated at your inability to earn what you otherwise could. Unfortunately, the Social Security Administration does not make applying for and receiving Social Security Disability benefits easy. If you are ready to fight for your Social Security Disability benefits and want help from an experienced Oklahoma City Social Security Disability attorney, please contact our office today. Our compassionate and dedicated attorneys can help ensure that you receive the benefits you have a right to receive under the law. Contact our legal team today in Warr Acres, Oklahoma, to learn more at 405-773-9800.