Assisting with Applications and Appeals for Social Security Disability Benefits in Dunnellon, Beverly Hills, Homosassa, Lecanto
If you have applied for Social Security Disability Benefits and have been denied, we understand your disappointment, but you are certainly not alone. The majority of people that apply are denied on their first round, but are successful on appeal.
Do you have health problems that make it impossible to work? Being able to collect monthly disability can bring you and your family much needed relief. Sadly, the Social Security Administration (SSA) does not approve everyone. In fact, their own statistics show that they approve less than 40% of the people who apply for these benefits.
Due to the complexity of winning benefits, your best chances of being successful are by hiring a Social Security Disability Attorney like us at Whittel & Melton.
At Whittel & Melton, our Citrus County Social Security Disability Lawyers understand the pain and suffering you are dealing with on top of the stress of not being able to claim your disability benefits. The time and effort it takes to file for Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income can be exhausting, and we can help you through any stage of this process. We also won’t charge you a dime until your benefits are approved.
What Do I Need to Apply for Social Security Benefits in Citrus County?
If you plan to apply for social security benefits, you must show the following:
1. Your physical or mental conditions are preventing you from working.
2. You cannot just switch to a different line of work.
3. Your medical conditions will keep you from working for at least one year.
You may be wondering how you are expected to prove this. You will need to fill out forms, submit medical records, get statements from your doctors and others who know you, and more.
What Happens After I Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits?
You will have to play the waiting game. It can take 3-5 months for the Social Security Administration to review your claim and make their decision. If for some reason your application is not complete, then this decision could be delayed even longer or just denied. Our Citrus County Social Security Disability Insurance Attorneys at Whittel & Melton will help you through this process by completing the necessary paperwork for your new application or filing an appeal if your original request has been denied.
What Do I Do If I Have Been Denied Social Security Disability Benefits?
Like we stated previously, most people are denied their rightful disability benefits initially. The next course of action is to file an appeal. Our Citrus County Social Security Disability Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help you through the steps of the appeals process, such as:
● Filing a request for reconsideration of disability benefits
● Seeking a hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ)
● Prepping any witnesses for your hearing
● Preparing your testimony for the hearing
● Presenting your case before the ALJ, including handling all questioning and closing arguments
If we think you have been wrongly denied disability benefits through the Social Security Administration, then we will make it our mission to file legal action in federal civil court. We will fight for what is fair and will do everything we can to make sure you receive the benefits to which you are entitled to.
Why Hire Whittel & Melton to Help You?
The paperwork you must complete for disability insurance can be quite frustrating, not to mention very complicated. This added stress can further complicate your medical condition. Our Citrus County Social Security Disability Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help you with your Social Security Disability Insurance application and appeals processes by handling the burden and fighting for what is fair. We want to help you get your monthly cash payments from the Social Security Administration so that you can focus your energy and efforts on getting better and recovering from your health condition.
Citrus County Social Security Disability Appeals Lawyers at Whittel & Melton Can Help
If you or a family member has been denied their Social Security benefits, please contact our Citrus County Social Security Disability Lawyers at Whittel & Melton at 352-726-0078 for a free initial consultation. We will assess your claim and determine if it’s valid, and then help you through the appeals process should you choose to work with us. We routinely handle Social Security Disability claims and appeals for clients in Citrus County, including Crystal River, Beverly Hills, Inverness, Lecanto, Dunnellon, Homosassa, Hernando, Citrus Springs, Floral City, and Sugarmill Woods.
Contact us now for a free case review to determine your eligibility for Social Security Disability Benefits.