Your SSD application and you right to legal representation
Terry Katz & Associates | March 4, 2015 | Last modified on October 17th, 2018 | Social Security Disability Benefits For Injuries
As we have said before on this blog, the application process for Social Security Disability Insurance is an exhaustive one filled with requirements, steps that must be followed meticulously, and a complex system of federal laws that may not be obvious to the average person. If we’ve said it once, we’ll say it again: you never have to go through the application process for disability benefits alone. A lawyer can help.
If you’re just starting the process of applying for disability benefits, a lawyer can be an important resource because they can not only explain what documents you will need for your application, they can also help you obtain the right records and files as well. When it comes time to go to your interview or hearing, they can accompany you, answering any and all of your questions along the way.
Did your application get denied? A lawyer can be of help here too. Using their knowledge of the law and the court system, a skilled attorney can help you present your appeal more effectively than if you were to try to do it on your own. They can also help prepare you and any witnesses you may have for the questions oftentimes asked during the appeals process.
Simple mistakes on an application can result in major delays during the review process and may even cost you a chance at the benefits you deserve. These mistakes can be avoided though with the help of a lawyer who understands the law and your right to benefits. At Terry Katz & Associates, P.C., we promise to provide the quality representation you need to present your claim effectively and promise to stand by your side if you need to appeal your claim later o