When To Apply for Social Security Disability or SSI


About 70 percent of benefit claims get denied during the initial application. Applying for Social Security Disability benefit is a legal process. You have the right to seek help from a Social Security Disability benefits attorney to help you get that benefit you need.
Your attorney will help you file the application, and make sure that the strict deadlines set by the Social Security Administration (SSA) are followed. They will also help you collect important evidence and medical records. They will also assess if the details of your case based on the SSA’s regulations. An attorney may also suggest that the administration sends you to a doctor for a proper consultation.

Is Your Case Denied and Needs to be Appealed?
A disability benefits attorney is especially important if your initial claim got denied. Your lawyer will help you file a successful appeal through the appeals process. A request to reopen your application will be made by your lawyer. Your lawyer will also protect your right to a fair appeal before an administrative judge.
The most important part of the appeals process is the hearing stage where your lawyer has to be present for a proper representation of your case. The SSA hires a vocational expert (VE) to testify and give his/her opinion about your disability and ability to work. The VE’s opinion about your ability to work will make or break your case. Your lawyer can cross-examine the VE. He/she can lead the VE to agree that your medical or physical impairment can no longer let you perform your job or any type of work at all. It may be difficult to overturn the appeal if you are not represented.
Your lawyer can suggest changes or make legal objections if the judge sends your doctor any question after your hearing.
If you are granted the disability benefits, your lawyer can make calculations to make sure the monthly benefit is computed correctly. If it’s the other way around, your lawyer may request a decision review with the Appeals Council. Your disability benefits attorney can also appeal your case to the federal court for the fourth and final appeal if necessary.

Upon receipt of the notice of denied claims, contact an experienced Social Security Disability benefits attorney to help you appeal for the disability benefit you deserve.

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The Social Security Disability Advocates

Somerset Disability is the national social security advocacy firm with local presence.  Our experience helping good people navigate the bureaucracy of the Federal Government.  The Social Security Administration or SSA is a government program that begins at birth, registering your birth record. SSA is there when you get your first job and receive a Social Security Card that is you government ID and allows you to pay taxes and into social security for retirement benefits.Social Security Administration - Card The SSA also is there for you when you become disabled and they are there for you as a safety-net.

Should you ever become disabled and require the help and assistance of the SSA, be warned – claiming social security benefits is typically a long and drawn out process of applications, hearings, appeals and in the most difficult cases you will fight your case at the Federal courts.

At Somerset Disability we are here for you every step of the way.  From your first call to our Social Security Intake Center, we will help you with a free no obligation assessment of your case.  Our intake agents are experts in assessing your details and if your have a claimable disabling medical condition they will start the paperwork for you and we can start working on your case.

Somerset Disability LLC is headquartered in Atlanta north with a caring team of attorneys, case managers, specialist ssa claim agents and paralegals in all 50 states.   Call us today and experience the southern hospitality that has made Georgia famous. At Somerset we will treat your social security disability claim with experience and an ongoing commitment to constant communications, and when you need an update on your case, remember we are just a call away.

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