Roger Johnson Attorney at Law
Social Security Disability
Are you disabled? Is your condition expected to last for at least 12 continuous months? Does your condition keep you from working or performing “substantial gainful activity”? If you answered yes to the questions above, you may qualify for assistance through the disability programs administered by the Social Security Administration. Having the help of an attorney when applying for Social Security Disability benefits may increase your chances of having your claim approved. The Law Office of Roger Johnson will help you file your claim, process complicated paperwork and handle your appeal, if necessary. The Social Security claims process can be confusing and frustrating, and the endless paperwork and denials from the Social Security Administration can be discouraging.
If you are disabled and unable to work, Social Security Disability may be a lifeline for you and your family. Social Security disability isn’t welfare; it is something you’ve earned by working. It’s like an insurance policy that the government forced you to buy. Applying for Social Security disability is the process of collecting the benefits of this insurance program that you paid for through your prior work history.
Retaining the services of an attorney early on in the process will ensure that you have the best chance possible to receive the benefits to which you are entitled.
The application process for Social Security Disability is lengthy and frustrating. It can often taking six months or longer for an initial approval or denial. If you are denied and need to appeal the denial, you must do so within a specified time period or you will lose your right to appeal. If you are ultimately approved, you will receive a monthly monetary benefit that is based on various factors. You may also be entitled to retroactive benefits.
If you’re unable to work and want help with your Social Security Disability claim process, contact the Law Office of Roger Johnson and let us begin helping you.