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In addition to providing retirement benefits, a major role of the United States Social Security Administration (SSA) is to provide disability benefits for those who are unable to work due to injury or medical illness. The benefits that can be provided are substantial; however, the process for obtaining a favorable benefit determination can be complex. Often, claims are initially denied, not because the person does not medically qualify for benefits, but rather because the necessary requirements for a favorable determination have not been satisfied.
As social security benefit lawyers, we help clients seeking social security disability benefits, starting with the initial application through any appeals that may be necessary. If you cannot work for a living due to a physical or mental impairment, The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt can assist you to seek Social Security Disability benefits. For over 25 years, our law firm has been dedicated to seeking full compensation for clients who have been injured by others, as well as those who qualify for benefits due to accident or disability under insurance policies. Our social security benefits practice is centered on helping clients get the governmental benefits to which they are entitled.
What Our Firm Can Do For You
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a narrow definition of “disability.” Our firm can gather medical evidence which establishes that you meet this definition and assist you with filing your application for benefits.
It is important to understand that being medically disabled and meeting the other requirements necessary for benefits does not, by itself, result in a favorable determination for benefits. Instead, a person seeking benefits (called a “claimant”) must prove that they are entitled to benefits through a very rigorous process. Even relatively minor matters in the claims process can lead to benefit denial. As a result, we believe that it is usually beneficial for those seeking benefits to retain a social security disability benefits attorney who is familiar with the benefits process at the outset so that a claim can best be presented in a manner intended to result in a favorable determination quickly, rather than having a claim denied and having to wait and go through the appeals process before benefits are awarded.
The “What If” Scenario if Your Claim is Denied
If the SSA denies your application or grants a monthly benefit amount that is less than you believe you are entitled to collect, our SSD benefits lawyers can help you with pursuing an appeal, including representing you in a hearing.
The disability benefits appeals process can be lengthy. Our firm will explore all options for fast-tracking a decision on your claim such as requesting an on-the-record review.
If you meet the SSA’s definition of “disability” but do not meet the work requirement, we can assist you with seeking other forms of assistance such as Supplement Security Income (SSI) benefits.
At the Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we can also help you with managing your benefits. In some situations, a child or spouse may be eligible for benefits based on your disability.
Call Us for a Free Consultation to Learn How We Can Help
We offer a free consultation, so that you can learn about how we may be able to help you get the benefits that you deserve. We can also explore whether any of your family members will also be entitled to social security benefits based upon your disability.
We charge no fees unless we are able to obtain the benefits you need.
Contact the Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt today to see how we can help.
Once we have had a chance to learn about your situation, we can explain the best options available.
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