Wherever you are in the application process, a local Social Security Disability Lawyers In Ann Arbor can help you maximize benefits.
Over half of all first-time applicants applying to receive social security disability benefits are denied coverage and almost 90% of all applicants get legal advice at some point in the process. If you are unable to work because of a medical condition, you probably qualify for these benefits, but the application process is complicated, and for a layperson, it can be extremely confusing and frustrating.
There are several government programs available to provide you with benefits if you meet the medical, financial, and other criteria. These programs are administered by the Social Security Administration. The two largest programs are:
The most important aspect of the SSDI application process is the applicant’s medical records. These records should provide a complete and accurate picture of your medical condition. When they do, this can often eliminate the need for a government disability examiner to request a meeting or ask for more information before approving your application.
Most claims are initially denied because the applicant has not submitted requested medical records or other documentation. The Social Security Administration may request an examination from one of their doctors, for example, and when you miss that appointment or refuse a consultative examination, then chances are your claim will be denied.
Finding a social security disability attorney to assist you doesn’t need to be an overwhelming task — but there are several important things to consider before you decide to work with someone.
In most cases, you don’t need any money upfront. Your attorney won’t get paid unless you receive your benefits.
The professionals at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. are familiar with Michigan and federal disability laws, SSI regulations, and all the details involved in making a successful application. We’re ready to help you understand the details and make decisions that can maximize your benefits.
Contact us today at 866-MICH-LAW or use our convenient online contact form to set up a free consultation.
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