Do I Need an SSDI Lawyer?
Throughout the entirety of the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims proceedings, you have the right to be represented by an attorney. Enlisting the services of a knowledgeable legal professional may be useful for a number of reasons. At Grimes Teich Anderson LLP, our Social Security lawyers have extensive experience helping applicants throughout North and South Carolina. We understand the importance of presenting your benefits claim in a compelling manner to the Social Security Administration.Advantages of Attorney Representation
The SSDI eligibility requirements are relatively complex and technical, so you may find it useful to have a thorough explanation of the claims process before you begin your application. One of the most common reasons that an initial SSDI claim is denied is due to a lack of documentation that is relevant in making a determination as to whether the applicant is entitled to benefits. An attorney can be helpful in ensuring that all of the required information and documentation is promptly submitted and properly completed in order to avoid these issues. Your attorney can also follow up with the claims examiner and keep in contact with that person in order to make certain that the examiner has all of the information that he or she needs.
Government benefits attorneys have a comprehensive understanding of SSDI law, as well as experience in handling these kinds of claims. Under the SSA regulations, an individual is considered disabled if he or she is unable to engage in any manner of substantial gainful activity as a result of a severe, medically determinable physical or mental impairment that is expected to last for a year or longer, or result in the claimant’s death. Since an individual’s disability status is determined by reviewing the medical evidence provided with his or her claim, there are certain medical sources that may not be considered acceptable, such as acupuncturists and massage therapists, while others tend to carry more weight. A capable attorney will be aware of these subtleties, as well as other ways in which to present your claim more persuasively to the examiners.
During the SSDI appeals process, an attorney can identify the issues that caused a claim to be denied, prepare for the review of a claim, and obtain additional, relevant evidence, such as recent or updated medical records. In addition, if an appeal proceeds to a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge, an attorney who is familiar with SSDI claims will have experience presenting a case to the judge and can advocate for an applicant throughout the process. Your lawyer can ensure that you comply with procedural requirements, call witnesses helpful to your case, and cross-examine other witnesses logically and persuasively.Knowledgeable Carolina Lawyers for Government Benefits Applicants
At Grimes Teich Anderson LLP, we understand that your SSDI benefits claim may have a significant impact on your ability to provide financially for you and your family. You deserve a dedicated and hardworking lawyer to advocate on your behalf before the SSA. Residents of North and South Carolina can contact the SSDI attorneys at Grimes Teich Anderson LLP for diligent legal representation. We serve individuals in Asheville, Franklin, Waynesville, Spruce Pine and Rutherfordton, North Carolina and Greenville, Spartanburg, and Gaffney, South Carolina. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call us at (800) 533-6845 or Contact us online.