Bethlehem Social Security Disability Lawyer
For those who become disabled and unable to work, there is a program called Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) that can help you financially. The SSDI program pays benefits to you and certain family members if you have worked long enough and recently enough, as well as paid Social Security taxes on your earnings.
Social Security Disability benefits are available to those who are unable to work because of an injury or medical condition that is expected to last for one year or longer or result in death.
You can apply for Social Security Disability benefits online, over the phone, or in person. These benefits are not easy to get, though. There are a lot of requirements involved and most people are denied the first time around.
Many people need lawyers to guide them through the process. See how the Bethlehem Social Security disability lawyer at The O’Donnell Law Offices can help you get the benefits you need and deserve.
What Documents Are Needed?
The Social Security Administration needs to confirm that you are truly disabled and qualify for benefits. Before you can be approved, the agency will check to see if you meet the basic requirements by evaluating any work activities and confirming you worked enough years to qualify.
This means you will need to provide documents such as:
- Birth certificate
- W2 or self-employment forms
- Medical records, test results, and other medical evidence
- Settlement agreements or proof of workers’ compensation
You will also need to provide personal information about yourself, such as date and place of birth, Social Security number, names and birth dates of minor children, bank information, employment and salary information, and information about your medical condition. You will also need to provide information about current and former spouses.
Why Hire a Lawyer?
You have the best chances of getting approved for your Social Security Disability case if you have a lawyer on your side. While some people who apply on their own are approved for benefits, statistics show that the Social Security Administration is more likely to approve someone who has a lawyer than someone who doesn’t.
That’s because disability attorneys understand the entire process, from the initial application to an appeal. They know how to present the strongest case possible so you get a favorable outcome. They know which facts will be most persuasive to the Social Security Administration. Your lawyer knows the appeals process and will work hard to collect and submit relevant medical evidence, obtain an opinion from your doctor, draft a detailed brief, and prepare you for the judge’s questions at the hearing.
Contact O’Donnell Law Offices Today
The process for getting approved for Social Security Disability benefits can be lengthy and frustrating. Many claimants experience financial hardship because of the frustrating process.
The Bethlehem Social Security Disability lawyers at O’Donnell Law Offices can assess your case and help you get your claim approved quickly. Fill out the online form or call (570) 821-5717 to schedule a free consultation.