Do I Need Representation?

Do I Need Representation?

Denied SSDI claim

Claims for benefits through the Social Security Administration often involve numerous forms and reports, mountains of records, and stringent deadlines. The whole process of filing a claim for benefits can overwhelm many claimants.

The Social Security Administration follows a complex set of rules and regulations based on Title 20, Chapter III of Code of Federal Regulations. The SSA uses them to make decisions regarding a person’s eligibility for benefits. Understanding these rules and regulations is necessary to the success of any claim. Failure to adhere to these strict rules and regulations, however, may not only result in a denial of your claim but also in prompt investigation into potentially fraudulent claims.

Did You Know…?

  • Failure to appeal your claim within the time limits will result in that decision becoming final. It may also potentially bar you from additional recovery.
  • Denial of your claim does not mean you must file a new application. You may file an appeal to your denial within applicable time frames, or you may have your original claim denial reopened under special circumstances.
  • Only the adjudicator or Administrative Law Judge assigned to a claim has the authority to determine disability of a claimant. Your doctor has no authority to make such a determination.
  • Failure to provide evidence or appear at special appointments as requested by the Social Security Administration may result in an unfavorable decision on your claim.
  • Nurse practitioners, chiropractors, educational personnel, licensed clinical social workers, naturopaths, rehabilitation counselors and family members cannot establish the presence of a medically determinable impairment in a claim for Social Security benefits.

Claimants Should Seek Help to Understand Information

Information such as this, as well as additional questions about Social Security rules and regulations, is not easy for claimants seeking benefits to understand. Qualified representatives, however, do have knowledge of this information. Additionally, they know information about the specific details outlined by the Social Security Administration.

Employing the services of a competent and experienced representative specializing in Social Security Administration claims can significantly improve your chances of obtaining a favorable decision for benefits. With a representative in your corner, you’ll have peace of mind. You can then rest easy knowing that your claim meets the filing rules and regulations set forth by the SSA.

Representation will also help ensure that your claim is filed in a timely manner within strict deadlines. In addition, it helps ensure that your claim is documented appropriately and accurately. Which presents your claim in the best light.

A successful claim with the Social Security Administration does not require the use of representation. But, you are strongly encouraged to obtain representation from an experienced disability professional to help you get the benefits you deserve.

For more information about how representation may benefit your claim, please request a free consultation today! We can connect you with an attorney who focuses on claims/appeals/hearings for Social Security Disability benefits. They can explain the process in detail and assess your eligibility for Social Security benefits.