Social Security Disability Help in Aiken, South Carolina
If you have a medical condition that is expected to be long-lasting or result in death, Social Security will pay you disability benefits while you are not able to work. Unfortunately, not everyone who applies is able to receive these benefits. If you hire an attorney specializing in Social Security, the likelihood of you receiving these benefits multiplies exponentially.
Why Hire a Social Security Lawyer?
Your chances of being approved for benefits increase significantly with the help of a skilled lawyer. At SMBG&M, we actively fight for your right to receive the benefits you deserve for being unable to earn money. Even though some people apply on their own and are approved, our legal professionals know how to present your situation in a favorable way that ensures your success.
Additionally, many people are unsure of how to complete the paperwork needed to apply for benefits. In this case, having us as your Social Security attorney is not necessary, but having us on your side can quickly resolve the process and get you the funds you need sooner.
How to Qualify
At the time of your application, you must have had your condition for an entire year or are expecting it to last for the duration of a year. You should not be employed and must meet earning requirements at the time of becoming disabled. The earning requirements are to determine your employment for five out of 10 years before becoming disabled and establish that you were properly insured.
You must also provide medical evidence supporting your claim. The expenses necessary to obtain medical records from a doctor are the only expenses you pay. Otherwise, there are no additional fees or costs accompanying the application.
When You Are Denied Benefits
If you are denied benefits, you have 60 days in which to dispute the court ruling; the dispute is carried out in a way similar to the application process. Most people will be denied on their first application, and upon the second rejection, you will have another 60 days to reapply. If you are once again denied, you will have a hearing, which is one of the most important phases of the application process.
Upon your third denial, you will take your appeal to an appeals council. Losing at this level grants you the right to take your case to federal court, for which you will require our services. Fortunately, our skilled lawyers want to make it easy and affordable for you.
We love our clients and want to help you obtain the security necessary to have peace of mind. Contact us today to consult with an attorney and to get started on the application process.