Hillsboro Social Security Disability Attorney

Each time that you get a paycheck from your employer, you get a pay stub with it. On that pay stub is the information about which taxes were taken out of your check. And, from the first day that you begin working … no matter what age that is … you pay social security taxes.

Social Security is a Federal program, and it is required that all employees pay a portion of each of their paychecks into the Social Security account. In other words, some of the money in that fund is yours. You worked for it, and you handed it over to the government when they asked.

Under the umbrella Social Security program is a program called Social Security Disability (SSD). The purpose of the SSD program is to provide certain benefits to employees who become too injured or sick to continue working and earning a paycheck.

When you file for SSD benefits, you are essentially asking the government to return a portion of the money that you have paid into the fund. Unfortunately, the Social Security Administration doesn’t make it that easy and the process of applying can be extremely overwhelming for people.

When you are too sick or injured to work, your life has been completely turned upside down. The stress of not being able to earn a paycheck and provide for your family can be severe. And, the pain and struggle of learning to cope with a life-altering disability is more than enough to have to deal with.

If you find yourself needing to apply for Social Security Disability benefits to protect your and your family’s future – don’t hesitate to contact our office. We handle more than 1,000 Social Security Disability cases each year, and we know first-hand the ins and outs of the whole process.

Not only can we make the process of applying for your benefits infinitely easier but, we can dramatically improve your chances of being approved by submitting a complete and accurate application.

Your application for Social Security Disability benefits must be supported by an exhaustive list of medical records and personal information. And, if even one of those forms is missing from your application – it could be denied.

Our Hillsboro team has years of experience putting together accurate and thorough Social Security Disability applications, and we will make sure that every box is checked.

The Social Security Administration will often deny an application the first time that it is submitted, and then provide a very strict window of time for appealing the decision. If you have received a denial, make sure that you call us right away.

The sooner you have us in your corner, the sooner we can help you to get your benefits approved and started. Call us today to get your complimentary consultation scheduled, and let us fight for you!

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I file for disability benefits?

Contact Social Security for an appointment. The toll free number is 1-800-772-1213. To find your nearest Social Security office, click here

 

I just received a denial notice. What should I do?

It can be disheartening to receive a denial notice from Social Security. This happens to most people when they apply. It is important to file an appeal within the 60-day time limit, and to seek legal advice from a qualified and experienced attorney.

 

Do I need a lawyer to represent me for disability?

Claimants are not required by Social Security to have an attorney. Individuals can go through the process alone, but it is not advisable. An experienced attorney fighting for you can make all the difference.

 

I requested a hearing months ago. Why is it taking so long?

There is a backlog of claims at the hearing level all across the country. Average waiting times are around 16 months. Even though it may seem like nothing is happening, this waiting period is an important opportunity for you to improve your chances at hearing. There are things you could be doing right now that might help your case.

 

How much do attorneys charge to represent me for my Social Security disability claim?

Attorney fees are only paid after being approved by the Social Security Administration and only if you are approved for benefits. Fees are paid out of your retroactive benefits. Currently, federal law allows attorney fees of up to 25% of your retroactive benefits and a maximum of $6000, whichever is less.

 

Helpful Links:

Social Security Website: www.ssa.gov

National Institute of Health: www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/