A lawyer from the Ginarte law firm can help you get SSD benefits faster and with less of a burden on you. If your claim is initially denied, it will be more than a year before you can appear at an appeals hearing.
Applicants for SSD must present medical evidence of a severe medically determinable impairment. The applicant must also show that they cannot hold a job of any kind because of the disability.
You could wait six months to hear about your initial SSD application. If it is denied, as about half are, your wait will be longer as the Social Security Administration processes your request for reconsideration. If that appeal is denied, it may be a year or more before your next appeal, a hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ), is even scheduled.
There are many ways an SSD claim can go wrong. If, for example, you miss a deadline for filing the claim, submitting information or filing an appeal, your claim may be closed. You would have to start over to have a chance to obtain benefits. At an appeals hearing, the SSA will likely present its own experts to argue that you do not deserve benefits.
The Ginarte law firm can help with an initial SSD application to make sure it is complete, accurate and submitted on time. If your claim has been denied, we can help you secure additional medical evidence to strengthen it on reconsideration. If necessary, a Ginarte law firm SSD benefits lawyer can prepare you for an appeals hearing and represent you during the hearing.
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