Do I Need Representation?

Do I Need Representation?

Denied SSDI claimClaims 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 be overwhelming and mentally taxing.

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

Did you know…?

  • Failure to appeal your claim within the time limits will result in that decision becoming final and may potentially bar you from additional recovery.
  • A denial in your claim does not require a new application. You may file an appeal to your denial within applicable time frames or your claim may even be reopened under special circumstances.
  • The only authority who can determine whether or not you are disabled is the adjudicator or Administrative Law Judge assigned to your claim – not your doctor.
  • Failure to provide documentation 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.

Information such as this, as well as additional questions about Social Security rules and regulations, is not easily understood or known to claimants seeking benefits. Qualified representatives however, do have knowledge of this information as well as additional 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 the peace of mind knowing that your claim will be filed in accordance of the rules and regulations set forth by the Social Security Administration.

Representation will also help ensure that your claim is filed in a timely manner within strict deadlines, and that your claim is documented appropriately and accurately to reflect 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 a Social Security representative who can explain the process in detail and assess your eligibility for Social Security benefits.