Social Security benefits provide financial assistance to those who are retired, disabled, or otherwise unable to work due to a medical condition. If you are thinking about applying for Social Security benefits, hiring a lawyer is one of the best things you can do to ensure you get the benefits you need.
A lawyer can help you with Social Security benefits in the following ways:
- Determining eligibility. A Social Security disability lawyer can help determine eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). They can evaluate your case, gather medical evidence, and assess your work history to determine if you meet the eligibility requirements.
- Filing your application. Your lawyer can assist you in filing your application for SSDI or SSI benefits. They can help you complete the paperwork, submit the necessary documentation, and ensure the application is filed correctly and on time.
- Representing you in appeals. If your application for Social Security benefits gets denied, your lawyer can file an appeal on your behalf, prepare you for a hearing, and present your case to the judge. They can also help you compile evidence and testimonies to support your claim.
- Maximizing your benefits. A Social Security disability lawyer can help you get the most from your benefits by ensuring you receive everything you are entitled to under the law. They can also help you develop a strategy to ensure you keep them.
- Legal guidance. Your lawyer can provide valuable legal advice, answer your questions, and help you understand your legal rights and options. Social Security benefits cases are notoriously complex, but a lawyer can help ensure you have the best possible chance of success.
Hiring a lawyer to help you with Social Security benefits can be incredibly beneficial. If you want to apply for Social Security benefits, our team at Koontz & Smith, Attorneys at Law can help.