Social Security Disability Lawyers
For those who are unable to work or generate income as a result of a disabling injury, illness, or mental incapacity, and for their dependent children or surviving spouses, the government offers relief through monthly cash payments. Social Security Disability insurance (SSD or SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are designed to provide financial assistance to those who qualify. Unfortunately, applying for these benefits can be a daunting process. It is estimated that 70% of SSD applications are rejected; frequent causes of rejection include misunderstanding of qualifying guidelines and confusion over properly completing the application process. If you think you are eligible for SSD or SSI benefits, contact an experienced Washington DC disability lawyer to help you receive the benefits you need and deserve.
Most people who have become disabled and are unable to work, need immediate assistance with medical bills and daily living expenses. Unfortunately, the Social Security disability claims process can take several months or more. Even when a claim is ultimately approved, the delay in receiving benefits can be a financial hardship. A Maryland Social Security lawyer can help expedite the process, making sure paperwork is handled efficiently and all deadlines are met.
Why Hire a Lawyer to Handle Your Social Security Claim?
While hiring a Maryland disability lawyer is not required to apply for disability benefits, the Social Security Administration's own statistics demonstrate that those who apply with the help of a qualified DC Social Security lawyer have an increased chance of having their claims approved. Social Security Disability benefits are too important to gamble; hire an experienced attorney who understands the complicated bureaucracy and knows the necessary procedures to help you get your claim approved.
Social Security Disability Programs
Both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD or SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provide monthly cash payments to qualifying disabled citizens. SSI is available to individuals with limited income and resources who are unable to work due to a qualifying disability, regardless of work history.
Social Security Disability Insurance is available to disabled workers who have paid enough into the program through FICA taxes and payroll deductions. Through SSD, also called Title II benefits, surviving spouses and dependent children may also qualify for benefits through the following Social Security programs:
- Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB)
- Disabled Widow's/Widower's Benefits (DWB)
- Surviving Child's Insurance Benefits (SCIB)
- Disabled Adult Child Benefits (DAC)
For more information on these specific benefits programs, please see our SSDI Programs page. A detailed comparison of Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs is available on the SSD v. SSI page.
If you have questions about Social Security benefits, the Social Security Disability application process, or which programs for which you may qualify, contact an experienced Maryland Social Security attorney. Our disability lawyers can help you understand the claims process, even if you have already been denied benefits. We can explain your options, from requesting a disability hearing through the appeal of an Administrative Law Judge's decision to deny disability benefits. While you may proceed without a DC disability attorney, you are statistically more likely to have a successfully approved benefits claim with legal representation from a qualified, experienced Social Security disability lawyer.
Social Security Disability Lawyers Serving Washington DC and Maryland
Our lawyers in Washington, DC and Maryland can help you determine if you are eligible for SSD or SSI benefits. We handle the complex filing of your claim so you can focus on taking care of yourself and your family without worrying whether you are making a mistake that can jeopardize your approval and lead to the rejection of your SSD application.
The firm's attorneys understand that the process of gaining disability benefits does not end with filing a claim. The application process can be quite extensive, and includes disability hearings, request for reconsideration, attorney appeal of denied benefits (also known as an Administrative Law Judge, or ALJ, appeal), and continuing disability hearings. Why risk your claim by attempting to handle this complicated process alone? Call a lawyer who is experienced in handling SSD cases and who is committed to achieving the best result from your claim.
Contact us today to speak with an attorney who can answer your questions and can offer you the assistance necessary to receive your Social Security Disability benefits.