Being unemployed is scary enough, but being unable to work due to a disability is even scarier. Not only do you have to deal with physical or psychological pain, you also have to pay for treatment and feed your family even as no income is forthcoming.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers a safety net in the form of social security disability benefits. The benefits come in the form of monetary support intended to keep you financially afloat while you cannot work. As you might expect though, the claims process can be complicated, which is why many people hire a social security attorney to help them out. Before you reject the idea though, consider these facts first:
What Are the Chances?
While people do file disability applications themselves, not very many are successful. According to statistics gathered from 2001-2010, over half (53%) of claims were denied. Furthermore, only 28% of claims were approved at the initial claims level. Given how stringent the SSA rules are, every little bit helps.
Almost a third of claims were rejected due to technical reasons in 2010. A social security lawyer will ensure that all the required paperwork are properly filled out and submitted for the SSA to properly decide on your case based on medical facts.
Pay When You Win
Social security disability lawyers work on a pro bono basis, meaning you only pay them if they win your case. Cost, therefore, should not be a barrier to filing or appealing your case.