The Social Security Administration (SSA) denies most initial claims for disability benefits. Fortunately, working with an experienced Social Security benefits lawyer can significantly improve your chances of being awarded Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) if you are eligible.
The Problems Facing Federal Disability Programs
The Social Security Administration has been underfunded and understaffed for years. These constraints negatively impact people who depend on social security benefits to cover their expenses because they are unable to work. In fact, over 1 million Americans are currently awaiting decisions on their SSDI applications.
SSDI decisions are not always favorable. Most applicants are initially denied and left to navigate the lengthy appeals process.
What a SSDI Lawyer Can Do For You
Working with a skilled attorney from the start to avoid common application pitfalls can significantly improve your chances of being awarded benefits.
An attorney experienced in SSDI claims can:
- Guide you through completing the application paperwork
- Gather the required supporting documentation
- Provide clarity on how previous injury settlements impact your claim
- Review details of your personal injury settlement and determine if it may affect your SSDI payments
- Represent you if your claim gets denied
Our attorneys will help you navigate the first level of appeal known as reconsideration. A hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) may also be needed.
Contact Johnson & Biscone Today
Our team of experienced lawyers will work hard on your behalf to help you get the disability benefits you need to live comfortably. Please contact the law offices of Johnson & Biscone today at 405-232-6490 for a free SSDI claim review.