Have you been denied the social security benefits to which you are entitled? At our office, we provide a free consultation so that you can learn your rights to appeal.
Understanding the Process for Seeking Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) Benefits
The process for obtaining an award of SSDI can be complex. There are numerous requirements that must be proven in order to obtain benefits. Unless all of these requirements can be proven in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Social Security Administration, the administration must deny an application for benefits.
The benefits process then is set up to ensure that no one who does not deserve benefits is awarded benefits, as awarding benefits to a non-deserving person is a misuse of taxpayer dollars. However, in seeking to not award benefits to those who do not qualify, many people who do qualify for benefits are denied such benefits. This is where our firm can help.
At the Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we have more than 25 years of experience helping injured and disabled people. We have dedicated our careers to obtaining benefits for those who have been injured by others through civil actions against those responsible, and those who are entitled to social security disability benefits because they are unable to work due to a health condition. As Bristol social security benefit lawyers, you can count on us for knowledgeable, compassionate representation as we work toward seeking to obtain for you the benefits that we believe you are due.
Why Do You Need a Social Security Disability Attorney?
People at all stages of the SSDI application process can benefit from legal help. At the Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we advise people who are filing initial applications as well as those who have had a claim denied. Our firm can work with you from the initial application to reconsideration, the disability hearing and, if necessary, appeals.
When or if your claim is denied
If your disability claim is denied after the hearing with the administrative law judge, we will request a review of your case by the Appeals Council. Appeals are largely based on the existing case evidence in your file. Therefore, it is important to have all of the necessary evidence included prior to the appeals process.
We represent clients on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we are only compensated for our time and efforts based upon any additional award of compensation that is received for back pay (we are not compensated for future awards).
In representing clients in social security benefit matters, our fee is calculated as 25% of the amount received for back pay, up to a maximum of $6,000 (there are some exceptions to this cap ). Our fee is generally paid directly by the Social Security Administration directly to our firm. Clients are responsible for paying all related costs for their case, such as the costs to obtain medical records. These matters are set forth in our fee agreement (which solely governs our representation) – we can discuss these matters with you in a free consultation.