Obtaining Rightful Social Security Disability Benefits

If you are unable to work due to a disability, the financial burden it could have on you and your family may be devastating, especially if you are the sole provider and are without access to any other source of income. Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income disability programs provide assistance to people with disabilities. Both are administered by the Social Security Administration.

People who have a disability and meet specific medical conditions may qualify for SSI benefits under either program. In general, individuals must be affected with a long-term physical or mental condition that would prevent them from working for a period of at least 12 months to be entitled to Social Security benefits.

The process of obtaining Social Security Disability benefits starts with an application for SSI through the Social Security Administration. It is unfortunately not uncommon for those who are eligible to be denied benefits. Sources show that nearly 60 percent of first-time applicants for SSI benefits end up being denied. Having an experienced SSI disability attorney may be the most important decision you can make in your effort to garner approval for benefits. If you have been denied Social Security Disability benefits by the Social Security Administration, the experienced Social Security Disability attorneys at Casale & Bonner, P.C., may be able to help.

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If you have received a notice of denial for benefits, it is important that you act quickly because all appeals must be filed within 60 days of a denial. The SSD attorneys at Casale & Bonner, P.C., can gather all the information needed to file your appeal and handle the filing process for you. Depending on your specific circumstances, an appeal may involve collecting information and evidence, as well as contacting your doctor, to prepare a legal brief and other relevant documentation that would verify a definitive date for benefits. This will include reviewing your initial SSD application.

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We will represent you at the appeal hearing and help you prepare for any testimony you may need to deliver. This is important, especially considering that about 60 percent of appeals are won at the hearing level.

Too often, we have spoken to Social Security Disability applicants who have attempted to deal with the appeal process on their own with little to no relevant argument for appeal. Statistics indicate that applicants represented by a Social Security Disability attorney when appealing have a greater success rate than those who represent themselves. In most cases, applicants do not possess good knowledge of the system and many key aspects are overlooked.

If you have questions about Social Security Disability or feel that you have been unfairly denied SSI, call Casale & Bonner, P.C., today for a free preliminary consultation at 570-326-7044 or email us now.