And welcome back to “Do I Need A Lawyer?”
Jason, thanks for being here.
Let’s go to a question from one of our viewers regarding social security disability and I’d like to get your assistance in helping answer their question:
Do I need a Lawyer – S.S. Disability Benefits
I am 55 years old and I have been doing construction work all of my life.
Thanks for the question.
Jason, let’s start with the question “Do I need a lawyer?” What do you think?
Jason: I’m sorry to hear about his situation. I would highly recommend he contact an attorney to help him with his claim. The application for social security disability is a complicated process, especially if you have been denied benefits.
Gary: Well let’s talk about the process. I know the social security administration has a 5 step process they follow to determine if a person is disabled and eligible for disability benefits.
Are you working?
The social security administration wants to know if you are working. Explain that for us.
Gary: Step # 2:
Is your condition severe according to the Social Security Administration Guidelines?
What does that mean?
Gary: Step #3:
Is your condition listed in the Social Security Administration’s list of disabling conditions?
Explain this step for us.
Jason: Sure. The social security administration has 2 lists of conditions that it considers disability. One list is for kids, the other is for adults.
Gary: Step #5:
Jason: Then you start the appeals process. There are various time deadlines that apply to these appeals. If you don’t file the appeal within the deadline, you have to start the process all over again.
Jason: In my opinion, from the very beginning. We assist our clients in the initial application in hope of giving them the greatest chance of being declared disabled sooner in the process.
Gary: Jason, thank you. Folks, if you or a family member is in the process of applying for social security disability benefits, I highly recommend you speak with an attorney as soon as possible regarding the application process.
If you would like to speak with my law firm about your claim, we make it easy for you.
The consultation is FREE and completely confidential.
And I encourage you – if you don’t call us, please call someone to help you with your claim.
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