Velma believed she was eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). But the government denied her claim.
Even when she asked for a reconsideration, she couldn’t get what she deserved.
Her story isn’t unusual: About two-thirds of people who apply for SSDI benefits are rejected by the Social Security Administration (SSA). The denial rate increases to about 85 percent on the second attempt.
Besides the long odds, the appeals process is tedious and difficult. Velma realized she needed help, so she called me and my team at Johnson & Biscone.
She soon learned how helpful and responsive Johnson & Biscone was to her needs.
“I was a little intimidated by Emily at first,” she said. “But then I saw how helpful the firm was whenever I called, and I realized it’s Emily’s job to fight for me!”
Velma’s exactly right. Sometimes lawyers have to be tough when fighting for their clients. In the appeals process, a law firm can make the difference between winning and losing. Johnson & Biscone helped Velma gather information to support her claim and navigate the bureaucracy.
We were glad to get Velma the benefits she deserved, and it might not have happened if she tried to fight the system alone.
If you have applied for SSDI and been denied, please give us a call so we can help.