Michigan Social Security Disability Claims Lawyer
The Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits program provides crucial support to individuals who are unable to work due to a disability. However, the claims process can be complex and overwhelming, often leading to initial denials. In such challenging times, having an experienced SSD claimant’s attorney by your side becomes invaluable. Nationwide Disability Law, a trusted law firm with locations in Mt. Clemens and Traverse City, Michigan, assists disabled workers throughout the state of Michigan and across the nation to obtain the Social Security Disability benefits they deserve.
See below for an outline of the major steps involved in the Social Security Disability claims process, and learn how Nationwide Disability Law provides critical support at every stage. For help with an initial application or claim denial, contact us at our offices in Mount Clements or Traverse City for a free consultation with an experienced, dedicated and successful Michigan Social Security Disability claims lawyer.
Start on the Right Foot With an Initial Consultation With an Experienced Social Security Disability Attorney
The fastest journey to securing Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits begins with an initial consultation with a skilled and knowledgeable SSD attorney. Nationwide Disability Law offers just such a free consultation, where a dedicated claimant’s attorney evaluates your case, discusses your eligibility, and assesses the strength of your claim. This initial step helps determine the best course of action and sets the foundation for a successful claim.
Gathering and Organizing Medical Evidence
An essential aspect of the SSD claims process is compiling comprehensive medical evidence to substantiate your disability. An experienced attorney at Nationwide Disability Law will work closely with you and guide you in collecting relevant medical records, doctor’s statements, test results, and other crucial evidence required to support the claim. This meticulous approach ensures a compelling and well-documented case.
Preparing and Submitting the SSD Application
The next step involves the preparation and submission of the SSD application. Nationwide Disability Law has extensive knowledge of the complex application process, ensuring that all necessary forms are completed accurately and all required information is provided. This attention to detail minimizes the risk of application errors or omissions that could potentially delay or jeopardize your claim. It’s estimated that more than two-thirds of all SSD applications are initially denied. Most of these were not prepared with the help of a skilled disability lawyer.
Handling the Review Process
After the application is submitted, the Social Security Administration (SSA) reviews the case. Unfortunately, initial claims are often denied due to various reasons, including insufficient evidence or technical errors. However, having an experienced attorney at Nationwide Disability Law can make a significant difference. Attorneys carefully review the reasons for denial, identify areas for improvement, and develop a strong strategy for the appeals process.
Filing an Appeal
If your claim is denied, it is crucial not to lose hope. The appeals process offers multiple opportunities to present your case to the SSA and demonstrate your eligibility for benefits. An attorney from Nationwide Disability Law can guide you through the complex appeals process, including filing a Request for Reconsideration, attending hearings before administrative law judges, and, if necessary, filing an appeal with the Appeals Council or federal court.
Representation at Hearings
One of the most critical stages of the appeals process is the administrative hearing before an administrative law judge. Nationwide Disability Law has substantial experience in representing clients at these hearings. We will prepare you thoroughly, gather additional evidence if needed, craft persuasive arguments, and advocate on your behalf to maximize your chances of success.
Pursuing Further Appeals
In case of an unfavorable decision at the administrative hearing, an attorney from Nationwide Disability Law can guide you through the subsequent stages of appeal. We will determine if pursuing a review with the Appeals Council or filing a lawsuit in federal court is the most appropriate course of action, always prioritizing your best interests.
Help at Every Step With Your Michigan or Nationwide SSD Claim
Filing a Social Security Disability claim can be a complex and challenging process, particularly in the face of denials. However, with the assistance of Nationwide Disability Law, disabled workers in Michigan and across the nation have a dedicated ally to help them navigate every step of the claims process. From the initial consultation to gathering evidence, preparing the application, handling reviews, filing appeals, and representing clients at hearings, our firm is committed to fighting for the benefits our clients deserve. Call us today at our offices in Mount Clemens or Traverse City for help throughout the state of Michigan or beyond. Your call is free, and there’s no fee unless and until we recover retroactive benefits on your behalf.