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Grand Rapids Social Security Disability Claims Lawyer

Disabled men and women who cannot work often turn to the Social Security Disability (SSD) program for benefits. To the surprise of many, they are quickly denied benefits even though they are in considerable pain. At Nationwide Disability Law, we have assisted countless disabled workers navigate the claims process. The numbers are daunting. A majority of applicants are denied benefits, at least initially. Helpfully, disabled workers have a right to bring an appeal, and our firm can help you. Contact our law firm today to speak with a Grand Rapids Social Security Disability claims lawyer. We have obtained benefits for hundreds of people over the years and are eager to learn more about your situation.

Steps in the Claims Process

Disability benefits are administered by the Social Security Administration. Our firm can help guide you through the process and even fill out your application for you. The steps to a successful claim include:

Compiling Medical Evidence

Disabled workers need to convince SSA that they have a sufficiently severe disability. Consequently, we will gather medical records, test results, and statements from your medical team. This evidence is crucial for convincing SSA that you have a qualifying disability.

Submitting an Application

The form is complicated, and entering inaccurate information will only delay approval of benefits. Our firm can ensure your application contains required information. Once you apply, it takes roughly 3-6 months to receive a determination.

Reviewing a Denial

More than 70% of applicants are denied SSD benefits in any given year. There are various reasons why. Our law firm can review a denial notice and check whether you should appeal. If necessary, we can bolster your application with additional medical evidence to show the severity of your medical condition.

Appealing a Denial

Being denied benefits is not the end of the road. As a first step, we might request reconsideration. A different examiner will look at your application and possibly approve you for benefits. If not, then we might request a hearing before an administrative law judge. Many applicants receive benefits at that stage.

If you don’t have a lawyer yet, contact one as soon as possible. You have tight deadlines for filing an appeal which you do not want to miss.

Representing You at a Hearing

At the administrative hearing, we will present evidence to the administrative law judge showing why you qualify for disability benefits. Nationwide Disability Law has handled countless hearings, and we understand what evidence and arguments improve your chances of success.

Continuing Forward

A hearing before an ALJ is not even the final stage in the process. If denied benefits, we might bring another appeal to the Appeals Council or file a lawsuit in federal district court. Let us explain whether these are appropriate steps in your case.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

Social Security Disability benefits have helped keep many families afloat when a devastating medical condition sidelines a worker. Sadly, the claims process is full of pitfalls, and many people with meritorious claims end up denied. Get the legal help you need. Call Nationwide Disability Law today to schedule a free consultation with a Grand Rapids Social Security Disability claims lawyer.

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