If you are enduring a severe illness or injury, the last thing on your mind is grappling with the Social Security Administration over the payment of your benefits. Fortunately, by working with an attorney through this process, you can focus on adjusting to life with a disability as opposed to worrying about whether you will receive the benefits you need. Whether you are ready to file your initial claim or you recently received a denial, a Decatur Social Security disability attorney can help.
Filing Your Initial Application
If you are ready to file your first application, you will need to gather plentiful medical evidence to support your claim. The Social Security Administration will only award benefits if it is clear that you are unable to continue in your current job position directly due to your illness or injury. Your treating physician may submit an affidavit detailing the extent of your limitations, but the SSA will use this as circumstantial evidence only. However, the longer your physician has been working with you and the more involved he is with your medical treatment, the more weight the SSA will give your doctor's opinion.
Facing a Denial
Receiving a denial of benefits is extremely frustrating. However, we encourage you not to give up. If you recently received a denial of benefits letter, a Decatur Social Security disability attorney can help you refile your claim within the appropriate deadline and with the necessary paperwork. Many times, an appeal is due within 30 days of your receipt of the denial letter, so do not delay in contacting us as quickly as possible.
Call a Decatur Social Security Disability Lawyer Today
The disability laws are complex and you should not navigate the process alone. By calling a reputable disability attorney like those of the Law Offices of Louis B. Lusk, you can rest assured your claim is handled with accuracy and attention to detail. To make an appointment, call 1-800-833-7043 today.