If you are between the ages of 50 and 65 years and suffer from a disability that prevents you from working, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits
Filing a Social Security Disability Claim During COVID-19
COVID-19 has impacted us in different ways. From health issues to the economic downturn, every person has felt the effects of the pandemic in different ways. For some, that means that getting a needed Social Security disability claim paid can go from being a routine matter to a life-threatening endeavor if one needs to go to the Social Security office to clear up any misunderstanding. This can add a layer of difficulty that goes beyond paying for medical expenses, rent, and food. If you or your loved one is having trouble getting a Social Security disability claim approved, fill out our free evaluation form to be connected with a local lawyer immediately. Below are the answers to some common questions during COVID-19 regarding Social Security disability claims.
What can I do online for my Social Security claim?
For so many, the process of even applying and getting a Social Security disability claim paid is bewildering and overwhelming. It’s hard to fit it into a busy schedule. Applicants can apply for their benefits on the Social Security website. Still, some applicants find the questions confusing and may make a mistake costing them thousands in benefits or a mistake that can even lead to a denial. The best thing to do is to consult with an experienced Social Security disability attorney. You can schedule a free consultation by filling out our Free Evaluation Form. You will be in contact with a lawyer who can make sure your application is correct and complete, so you’re in the best position possible for the maximum benefit due to you.
What if my Social Security disability benefits claim is denied?
Don’t despair. By filling out our Free Evaluation Form, you will be connected with a local attorney who has experience with denied claims. Your attorney will escalate the denial of Social Security disability benefits reconsideration to what is referred to as an appeal so that you have a better chance of getting your Social Security disability claim approved. If you’re still not sure about the appeals process, it’s best to speak with an attorney so that they can answer all your questions and clarify any concerns.
Are Social Security offices open?
For most individuals looking to get their Social Security disability claim paid, officials will handle a previously scheduled appointment over the phone. However, for individuals with difficult cases or cases that, for some reason, need an in-person appearance, there may be a small number of Social Security caseworkers present at the office and able to handle these cases on an emergency basis. However, even an in-person appointment is no guarantee of a successful outcome. Complete our Free Evaluation Form to speak to an experienced local attorney before you talk to a Social Security representative, so you can have the best chance of getting your Social Security disability claim approved.
What if I have an appeal hearing pending?
It’s no secret that COVID-19 has upended a large part of what we used to consider regular processes. For those who are appealing a claim denial from the Social Security office, the need for an appeal can be disheartening, and determining how to cope with a virtual or telephonic hearing can be crushing when all you want is your Social Security disability claim paid. By filling out our Free Evaluation Form, you will have the opportunity to discuss your claim with an experienced Social Security disability attorney. If you decide to hire a lawyer to represent your claim, your lawyer will help with the logistics, scheduling, and making sure every piece of supporting documentation has been submitted on your behalf demonstrating that you’re qualified for and deserving of having that Social Security disability claim paid.
What do I do if I have questions about my Social Security disability claim?
Fill out our Free Evaluation Form for a free consultation with a local Social Security disability attorney. You will have the chance to ask questions about the claims process, timelines, documentation, and any concerns you may have. The consultation is commitment-free and you aren’t obligated to hire the attorney if you don’t want to. Schedule a consultation today.