It is not easy to receive Social Security benefits.
If you are considering applying for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, the application process can be overwhelming. All of the forms, questionaires and terms used by the Social Security Administration can lead to confusion or mistakes. It is no surprise that the denial rate for initial applications is very high. Only about 35% of applications are approved at the initial application level and only 10% of applicants are approved at the reconsideration level. The appeals process is so backlogged that it can sometimes take 14 months for an appeals hearing to be scheduled.
The Social Security Application Process
Applicants for Social Security can apply in one of four ways: in writing, by phone, online or in person. Each of these methods has advantages and disadvantages. We recommend that you apply for Social Security as soon as your doctor determines you are unable to return to work. How you complete your Social Security application can make the difference between approval and denial. Mistakes in filling out the paperwork can result in delays or outright denials. The failure to provide enough documentation to support your claim can also result in the denial of benefits.
After you complete your application, you likely will be required to complete at least two questionnaires--Form 3369 - Work History Report and Form 3373 - Function Report. Again, both of these forms are an important part of the application process. Mistakes or incomplete responses can cause you to lose your case.
Let The Law Office of Robert J. Hunt, LLC Deal With The Government So You Can Focus on Yourself and Your Family
When an accident, illness, or disease prevents you from working, everyday life can be very stressful. Rent, mortgage payments, and bills still come due every month. You and your family still need to eat. On a daily basis, it seems like some new problem or issue is thrown at you. On top of all this, you are trying to cope with your health issues. Do you really want to deal with the frustrating government bureacracy that controls the Social Security application process?
As a cancer survivor who endured six-months of chemotherapy treatments, Attorney Rob Hunt understands the financial and health worries that you are facing. Let us handle your Social Security application. You will have one less thing to worry about and you may improve the chances of winning your claim. At The Law Office of Robert J. Hunt, LLC, our purpose is to make a difference in the lives of each of our clients. You can be confident that our legal team will fully and completely represent you at all stages of the Social Security process.
The Social Security Process Takes A Long TIme - But Don't Quit!
The Social Security Administration processes more than 2 million disability claims each year. To receive benefits, most people have to request a hearing before an administrative law judge, which can take an additional 17 months of longer to schedule. It is not surprising why so many applicants become frustrated or even give up.
If you are legally entitled to benefits, don't quit. Contact Rob Hunt for help today. It is important to consult with an attorney because the federal goverment administers other programs that you may qualify for even if you do not qualify for Social Security disability. We offer a free telephone evaluation of your case. Our fee is usually 25% of the past due benefits (not to exceed $6,000.00) but we only get paid if we are successful.
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