Make sure you get the Right Amount in Benefits
The term disabled can mean many things. For most of us we think about people who have to use a wheelchair or are suffering from something like blindness. However, there are other things that mean you will be categorized as disabled. It could be that you’ve had an accident and you’ve been signed off from work for a good number of months, or it could be that you’ve developed a disease that means you can’t work until it’s under control.
The fact is the State is there to help you whether you need months or years to recover from being disabled; and for those of you that are permanently disabled, help should be at hand for the rest of your life.
Unfortunately, many of us think that using a lawyer who specializes in disability benefits in Kent County is outside of our financial capabilities, and this couldn’t be further from the truth. Sure, there will be fees involved, but a good attorney will make sure you receive the correct amount you need each month, and this could be a lot more than you will receive if you were to apply on your own.
Any fee that’s due to your lawyer will be a carefully worked out plan that suits your budget. And aside from the obvious reason for this, the firm your lawyer works for will want to make sure you consistently use their service until you don’t need disability benefits in Kent County anymore.
Your chosen lawyer will always be there should you need any help, even after you’ve started to receive your benefits. The duration or term of handling your case will depend on the type of disability you have. In most instances, you will be assigned a case worker by the Social Security Department, and this person will make regular checks to see if there are any changes in your circumstances.
This is when things can go a bit wrong. Your case worker may feel you don’t need the level of financial support you were receiving before, and they will seek to have it reduced. If you think this isn’t the case, your lawyer will get involved for you. A disagreement with the Social Security Department can get very complicated and, as with many Government departments, the people that work for them can seem a little stubborn.
The expertise your lawyer has will come in very handy if you’re told your benefits will be reduced, and you think this shouldn’t be the case. Instead of you having to work your way through all the red tape that can be associated with an issue like this, your lawyer will know exactly where to go within the department and could have the matter cleared up almost immediately.
If they can’t, they will know ways to make sure you still receive the same level of financial support you always had before a decision is made. This is a trying time in anyone’s life, but with the right expert by your side, you shouldn’t have to worry about how to pay your bills.
Should you have a need for the, hiring a lawyer is the best way forward and Bleakley Law Offices, P.C. will do all they can to help you.