DANGERS OF HANDLING YOUR SSD/SSI CLAIM WITHOUT AN ATTORNEY
Filing for Social Security Disability benefits is a personal process; you deserve to be represented by a local attorney who will provide you with personalized attention throughout the process.At the Law Office of Kathleen L. Day, we have been helping South Texas residents navigate the Social Security Disability process for almost 20 years. Because we are a local firm, we have personal connections with local Social Security Administration (SSA) staff, attorneys and administrative law judges. Together, we will guide you through the Social Security Disability (SSD) process in the most efficient manner possible so you get the benefits you need.
Filing An SSD Claim In South Texas
The SSD system exists to provide benefits to disabled Americans who are no longer able to work. However, for many, obtaining these benefits is an uphill battle.
The Social Security system is complex. The application process often takes years and many times results in claims for disability benefits being denied.
If you are disabled due to a physical injury or disease, or a mental or emotional impairment, you may already be facing daily mental, physical and emotional challenges. The last thing you need is the frustration of dealing with an administrative system that is full of red tape.
Avoid The Dangers Of Handling Your SSDI/SSI Claim Without An Attorney
At the Law Office of Kathleen L. Day, we guide our clients through the SSD system in the most efficient manner possible and avoid the common pitfalls experienced by many trying to navigate the system without legal representation, including:
- Applying for the wrong type of Social Security benefit
- Incomplete Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) applications
- Missed deadlines
- Incomplete medical evidence that fails to show proof of impairment
In order to obtain your SSDI or SSI benefits, it may be necessary to appear at an administrative hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ). These hearings are akin to mini courtroom trials, involving witness testimony, exhibits and expert evaluations. The SSA will have an attorney who will cross-examine you and your witnesses, downplay the severity of your disability and attack your credibility.
It is important to have an experienced lawyer who understands how these hearings work, knows how to effectively present your case to the ALJ and who can protect your interests during these hearings.
Contact the Law Office of Kathleen L. Day at (361) 888-4342.