How Can A Disability Lawyer Help You?

by | Aug 12, 2015 | Attorney

People living and working in the United States are extremely fortunate to have a government program which provides monetary support once they retire from actively working as well as support for those who are physically or mentally disabled. Applying for retirement benefits is very easy and very straight forward as all the necessary support information is readily available. The same cannot be said unfortunately when one is applying for disability benefits, statistically about three quarters of all first time applicants have their application rejected. When this happens it is time to turn to a disability lawyer in Aurora to assist with the appeals process which can be very complicated.

For those that have yet reached retirement age and can prove beyond doubt that they suffer from a physical or mental disability that makes it impossible for them to provide themselves and their family with a meaningful income they may be eligible to collect a monthly cash benefit known as SSDI, Social Security Disability Insurance. The amount of the benefit is dependent on the applicants earned income while he or she was employed, the whole thing is based on “work credits” and the applicant must prove that they have accumulated or amassed enough credits to qualify. For those that cannot meet this requirement Social Security does have another program called SSI, Supplemental Security Income. The amount one can expect to collect from SSI is considerably less than that available through SSDI.

Very rarely would an applicant for disability benefits know the rules, regulations and laws that apply, this is one of the reasons why so many first time applications are denied. This is ample reason to hire a disability lawyer in Aurora, a skilled legal professional who does know and can help with the application and the appeal process. The numbers actually speak for themselves; first time applicants are denied about 75 percent of the time, when the appeal reaches the stage where it is in front of an administrative law judge about two thirds are granted benefits when accompanied by a disability lawyer while those facing the judge without counsel fair far worse.

For those that are disabled it makes a world of difference to their lives if they receive disability benefits. Once a person is approved for disability benefits they not only become recipients of cash on a monthly basis they also can take advantage of Medicare and Medicaid if their disability persists for a long time.

If you are denied Social Security disability benefits then you should hire a disability lawyer in Aurora to help you with the appeals process. You are invited to contact the Law Offices of Rabin, Kodner & Brown. Click here to contact us.

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