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Getting disability benefits can be a difficult process. The very first step in the process- submitting an application- can be a challenge on its own. Fortunately, there are multiple options available to people that need to apply.
Using A Forney Attorney To Apply For Social Security Disability Benefits.
The best option to get disability benefits is to use an attorney to assist with your application for disability benefits. There are a few reasons for this. For starters, using an attorney increases your chances of getting approved. Little mistakes in the application process can lead to your claim being denied even if you meet the Social Security Administration’s definition of disabled. A qualified disability attorney can make sure you do not make these simple mistakes with your application.
Also, you do not have to pay a disability attorney to file your application. Our Forney Social Security disability attorneys only get paid if we win, and our fee only comes out of any back pay benefits owed to you. Moreover, the Social Security Administration has strict rules on the fees attorneys can charge disability applicants. Generally, fees are capped at 25% of any back pay benefits you are entitled or $6000, whichever is less. So, if your case is approved at any point from the application through hearing stage of your disability claim process, you know your fee will never exceed $6000, and that fee will only be paid out of disability back pay benefits you are owed. You never come out of pocket to pay our disability attorneys.
So, considering that your chances of receiving benefits increases greatly with an attorney along with all the protections in place limiting the amounts and ways an attorney can charge you, there simply is no reason not to call our Forney Disability attorneys today to start your application.
Filing Your Application Online.
If you chose to fill out the application on your own, you are able to do it online. If you have a good internet connection, this is probably the second best option. You will be able to set up an account and enter the needed information at your convenience. Once you submit the application, a Social Security representative will contact you to request any additional information they might need. You will also be asked to submit a signed release allowing the administration to get your medical records. It is important to remember, however, that Social Security employees are not your advocates. They are not trying to make sure you win, so keep that in mind at all times. The process for filing an application online can be found at this link: Online Application
Going To A Social Security Field Office to File Your Application.
A final option for filing your Social Security Disability Application is to go to a Social Security field office and apply in person. The down sides to this approach are many though. For example, you must schedule an appointment, which can take weeks or months. If you do not have the correct information when you appear for your appointment, you may need to schedule another appointment to finish the application. And lastly, there may not be a field office close to you. However, if this is the option that is best for you, click the following link to find the nearest filed office to you: Field Office Locator.
Important Steps To Take Before Beginning the Application Process
However you decide to get your Social Security disability application filed, you need to take a couple of steps before you begin this process. First, make sure you meet the basic requirement for Social Security disability. There is simply no reason to go through the difficult claims process for Social Security disability benefits if you do not even meet the basic requirements. A basic description of the requirements you need to meet to be considered disabled can be found here: Basic Requirements for Disability benefits.
Second, make sure you have all the information necessary to thoroughly complete the application. Remember failing to thoroughly and accurately complete the application can hurt your chances of receiving benefits. Click the following link for a quick checklist of the information you will need to complete you application: Checklist for Disability Application.
Get Help Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits. Call Our Forney Social Security Disability Attorneys Today.
Using a qualified and experienced Forney Social Security disability lawyer from the beginning is the best way to increase your chances of receiving the benefits you need. We are ready to help you form the application process through hearing and appeals, if necessary. Call us today at 972-487-8223 to get the quality representation you need.