Our Cincinnati Attorneys are here to help you get the Social Security Disability benefits you are entitled to
Many people can file the application for their Social Security disability claim on their own. However, if that claim is denied then it becomes important to have an experienced Indiana, Ohio, or Kentucky Social Security lawyer helping you deal with the Social Security Administration for your appeal.
Having a Social Security disability lawyer improves your chances of success
Statistics developed by the Social Security Administration, in a study by the Social Security Administration Inspector General, have demonstrated that people seeking disability benefits who have a Social Security lawyer representing them at the hearing level have a better chance of getting disability benefits than people who do not have lawyers.
A Social Security disability lawyer will check your Social Security Administration file
It is extremely important to be sure that the Social Security Administration file on your case has all the helpful material that it should have. The file should have documents about your work history and your medical condition.
The Social Security disability examiner should have all the right documents in the file before making an initial determination on your application. However, sometimes the Social Security files are incomplete and important and helpful items are missing.
An experienced Social Security disability lawyer will know what to look for and will make sure that the records are complete and up to date. The Social Security Administration wants extensive medical documentation before awarding disability benefits, and a Social Security lawyer will help by assuring that the needed documents are available.
A Social Security disability lawyer will work with your doctors
Some of the most important evidence at your hearing consists of the written reports from your treating doctors. These reports explain your disabilty and prognosis. Unfortunately, some doctors are not used to dealing with the Social Security Administration and do not understand what information the Social Security Administration needs.
An experienced Social Security disability lawyer will work with your doctors and help them provide the type of information that the Social Security Administration requires for your particular case.
Furthermore, an experienced Social Security disability attorney may consider whether you might benefit from further evaluation by a specialist. Sometimes people have symptoms that are not explained by their treating doctor’s diagnosis and need further investigation to explain them.
A Social Security disability lawyer will prepare you for the appeal hearing
Testifying about your condition in front of a judge can be intimidating for some people. You know what your disability has done to you, but the importance of explaining it to a judge who will make a decision about your disability benefits makes some people nervous.
An experienced Social Security disability lawyer will help you through this process in several ways. The lawyer will prepare you ahead of time by explaining the process in detail, and telling you the kinds of questions that the judge might ask you. The lawyer may even demonstrate the difference between a helpful answer and a poor answer, helping you learn how to describe your limitations so that a Judge will understand how your disability prevents you from working.
Similarly, a Social Security disability lawyer will identify helpful witnesses who might also testify at your hearing. Helpful witnesses might be family members, friends, co-workers, or work supervisors. Testimony from these people can help explain how your impairment affects your ability to work.
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The Social Security Administration has a lot of complex regulations, and pursuing a disability claim can be both frustrating and confusing. The process is much more comfortable when you have an experienced Social Security disability lawyer helping you.
If you are not already represented by an Indiana, Ohio, or Kentucky Social Security disability lawyer, consider getting an evaluation from us about your claim. Give us a brief description of your claim using the form to the right, or e-mail or contact one of our five offices in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky.