Why Use A Disability Lawyer?
Are you wondering, do you need a disability lawyer to get Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits? No. You can go through the entire process on your own. But, statistically, applicants represented by a lawyer will win much more often than those who are not represented.
In fact, you can increase your chance of success by 75 percent and get benefits faster by working with a disability representative such as Crest SSD.
Applying for benefits is a complicated process. Whether it is your first time filing a claim or if you have previously been denied, a disability lawyer can help you in many ways. It would be in your best interest to use a disability lawyer, especially to provide you with legal representation during the appeals process.
At Crest SSD, we will represent you throughout the entire disability application process, with $0 out-of-pocket expense for you. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means we only receive a portion of your backpay if we help you win your case. $0 in fees for you!
Continue reading to discover the benefits of hiring a disability representative. If you are unsure whether you should hire a disability lawyer, reach out to us for a free benefits case evaluation.
When Can I Use A Disability Lawyer?
The disability legal process is full of complex legal terminology, medical stipulations, strict criteria, and demanding Social Security Administration (SSA) deadlines. Crest SSD specializes in helping people like you navigate the entire Social Security disability process.
We know the process inside and out and have experience with a broad range of disabilities, both physical and mental. You can hire a Social Security disability lawyer at any time to help with your claim. We will guide you through the application, appeals, and finalizing a claim.
If you have an application or appeal pending, Crest SSD can help you right away. Your well-being and future are our priority. To learn more, call us at the number above to speak with a helpful member of our team ready to help you.
A Disability Lawyer Can Help With The Application
A disability lawyer can prepare your claim and apply on your behalf. This way, you will not have to go to the Social Security office and wait in line or spend hours on hold on the phone.
The SSDI application involves a lot of paperwork — forms, medical records, and other documents about your physical or mental condition. Hiring a disability lawyer will help you cut down on the amount of time required to fill out extensive paperwork and alleviate the headache of trying to understand SSA language.
Determining which information is required for your claim can be difficult, but a disability representative can take care of everything. We know what medical evidence is necessary to submit to the SSA based on your specific medical condition. We will work with you to gather detailed medical records, referrals, and medication history needed to substantiate your claim.
Crest SSD provides professional services for Social Security disability applicants. Contact us to find help with your disability application.
How Crest SSD Can Increase Your Chances of Approval
Our experienced disability lawyers have experience meeting the strict criteria of the SSA and can help ensure your claim satisfies their requirements. They know how to avoid a claim denial based on a bureaucratic technicality and help expedite the application process.
At Crest SSD, we understand that many applicants are going through a hard time. You may still need to care for your family while battling your condition and you may not have the time needed to deal with the SSA. A Crest SSD representative will keep track of your claim’s status and make sure you meet all the deadlines. We will alert you of any SSA requests and speak with the SSA representatives on your behalf to answer questions that may arise regarding your application.
A Disability Lawyer Can Help At The Hearing Stage
In the event that your claim is denied or has already been denied, a disability lawyer can identify the problem and appeal the decision. This will greatly increase your chances for success once your case is in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) or at any other appeals stage.
The hearing can be a nerve-wracking experience for any individual, but having an experienced disability lawyer by your side will give you greater peace of mind. A disability lawyer will represent you at a court hearing, help you prepare, and advocate for you during the hearing. For example, a lawyer can:
- Prepare you to testify.
- Object to improper evidence at the hearing.
- Cross-examine any witnesses.
- Deliver a closing statement.
- Write up a summary of the evidence and argument.
Statistics show that applicants who hire a disability lawyer are twice as likely to win a disability case compared to individuals who go through it alone. Hiring a lawyer could make the difference between winning and losing your Social Security disability appeals hearing.
Finalizing a Claim
After your disability claim is approved, your attorney will review the calculations presented by the SSA when determining your disability pay. The attorney will determine if any errors were made or if any information was missed to work toward making sure you receive all benefits you are eligible for.
You can also ask questions and express any concerns about the details of receiving your new benefits. Then, if everything is in order, your first check will be paid for the sixth full month after the date your disability was found to begin.
How Is a Social Security Disability Lawyer Paid?
The SSA has regulations that establish how a disability lawyer is paid. When you hire a disability lawyer for your disability claim, you will not need to pay anything upfront or even out of pocket. Disability lawyers take claims on a contingency basis, which means that we don’t get paid until you are awarded benefits.
Once we are successful at making sure your benefits approved, we will receive a one-time fee that equals 25% of the past-due benefits you are awarded, which is often referred to as backpay. The fees are tightly controlled and mandated by the Federal Government to ensure fairness to the applicant. Then, all of your future monthly payments are entirely yours.
Why Use A Disability Lawyer From Crest SSD?
You are entitled to the benefits you earned through your years of working and paying into the system. We believe that you and your family deserve these benefits as long as you meet the SSDI requirements. That’s why Crest SSD will not give up on your claim and we will continue to fight for you to receive all available benefits.
The Social Security disability lawyers at Crest SSD have successfully helped thousands of individuals make it through the appeals process to receive benefits. Let us help you, too. We only get paid if we win benefits for you.
All you have to do is contact us at the number above to speak with a live representative. You can also complete this free case evaluation form on your own time to get started. We look forward to helping you!