Our government has a Social Security Disability program designed to assist individuals who are unable to work due to physical or mental limitations. However, the application process for SSD is complicated and a majority of applications are initially denied. This is where an experienced SSD lawyer can come in handy.
Social Security Disability is an intricate and multi-faceted area of law. For the scores of people who apply with little to no outside help, the process can be frustrating and overwhelming.
The first point that I like to emphasize to people is, Social Security Disability is an insurance policy. On your paycheck stub you have the FICA line. Part of that is an insurance premium that gets paid into the government for their disability system. This isn’t a give away. It’s not a handout.
The Social Security Disability program is supposed to help people who can no longer support themselves because of serious health problems. However, a large number of applicants each year are wrongly rejected — in fact, the majority of claims are denied. Appealing that rejection can take months or years, and during that time, applicants must make ends meet on their own. Social Security Disability attorneys help applicants get these needed benefits more quickly, by representing them throughout the application and appeals process, up to and including a federal lawsuit, if necessary.