Many Aurora residents find themselves disabled and unable to work. You may take time off work through FMLA for physical and mental therapy, but that may not be enough time to get back to your routine. In some cases, no amount of physical therapy will help, which means you could be permanently disabled or long-term disabled. Many people believe that a disability lawyer can only help once you’ve been denied your claim.
However, the sooner you hire an attorney during the application process, the better chance you have of success. The SSA claims that more than 70 percent of all the claims they see are denied. Some claims are denied because of technicalities, such as forgetting to sign or date the form. Others are denied because the SSA doesn’t believe you are disabled, or you don’t have enough evidence supporting your case. Either way, an attorney can help you go through the process easily.
Hire Before Applying
Hiring an attorney before or during your application for disability has many advantages. For one, they can help you fill out your application and help with other paperwork. They also know which forms to send in as supplemental information to help you ensure success the first time.
They also know what channels to go through to follow-up with the SSA to ensure that they’re evaluating your claim and processing it quickly and correctly. Studies have shown that people with an attorney have a better chance of getting their claim approved because the SSA knows they are serious about getting a fair chance.
You don’t have to wait to hire a disability lawyer until you’re denied. Visit The Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. near Aurora at https://www.rabinsslaw.com for a free evaluation. Like us on our facebook page.