If you are applying for Social Security Disability benefits, you should have a lawyer help you with the process. There are many key reasons why it makes sense for you to have a Los Angeles Social Security disability benefits attorney providing you with assistance as you apply for benefits. Some of the following are key reasons why having a lawyer is important:
1. An attorney can help you to put together the strongest possible application: Most applications for Social Security Disability benefits are denied when first submitted. This makes the process of getting benefits take much longer if you must appeal. And, in some cases, you will not be able to get benefits at all. To reduce the possibility of your claim being denied, you should work with an experienced attorney throughout the application process.
2. A lawyer can make the application process easier: Applying for Social Security benefits can be complicated as there is a lot of different information you need to submit. You also need to determine if you should apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). An experienced attorney can take care of many of the technical steps involved in applying for benefits for you and can guide you through the process of submitting the most complete application possible with the least stress possible for you as you cope with your disabling condition.
3. A lawyer can provide assistance with appealing a denial of benefits: If your application for benefits is denied, you have a limited time to act. An experienced attorney can help you to act within the deadline to appeal the denial so you can try to get the benefits that you may need to support yourself and your loved ones.
To find out more about how a Los Angeles Social Security disability benefits attorney can help you, give us a call today.