Social Security is an important source of income for many people. Tens of thousands of disabled individuals rely on these payments to cover the cost of medication, medical care or everyday expenses such as food.
Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, many first time applicants are denied and as it can often take years for an approval, many eligible applicants lose hope and abandon the application process.
If you have been denied Social Security, consider seeking the assistance of an attorney in order to increase your chances of receiving benefits when you reapply.
At the law offices of O’Connor, Acciani & Levy, our Social Security Disability lawyers have extensive knowledge of the entire application process and can help you guide you through each step. For more information, call us today at (877) 288-3241.
Application Processing Times Explained
The Social Security application process can be very long and complicated. In fact, a report by the Social Security Inspector General states that 78% of applicants have difficulty correctly completing forms.
Furthermore, Social Security Administration (SSA) can take up to 3 years to evaluate each individual case.
During this evaluation process the SSA looks at many different aspects of a case.
For example – SSA considers an applicants age, work or military history, and medical condition in order to decide whether the applicant is eligible to receive benefits.
Once the case has been evaluated it is heard by an administrative law judge. The process is often delayed if the applicant has missing records or an incomplete application.
The Social Security attorneys at O’Connor, Acciani & Levy Co., LPA can eliminate much of the waiting involved with applying for Social Security.
You also greatly increase your chances of receiving Social Security benefits if you seek the assistance of an experienced attorney.
How Our Social Security Disability Lawyers Can Help You
Our attorneys use their knowledge of the Social Security process to ensure that your application is completed correctly.
With more than 3/4 of applications being denied due to documentation errors, you can avoid this problem by leaving your application in the hands of an attorney who can ensure that it is completed according to the SSA’s standards.
An attorney can also help your case by making sure that every aspect of your situation is submitted for consideration. Many Social Security applicants are rejected because they don’t include every disability within their application. An attorney will make sure that all impairments are taken into account, which will increase your chances of acceptance.
The Social Security attorneys at O’Connor, Acciani & Levy offer free evaluations to assess your Social Security and Disability case.
We offer our legal expertise to SSD and SSI applicants throughout Ohio.
If you have been denied Social Security benefits, then take advantage of this service to explore your legal options and ask any questions which you may have about the process.