Help For Disabled Workers From A Social Security Disability Attorney
A Social Security disability attorney can assist you with filing your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) application and represent you at your hearing, increasing the chances of your SSDI claim getting approved. If your claim is denied, a lawyer can help you appeal the decision. Attorney Gilbert E. Fisher, in Fresno, CA, has been helping clients make claims, take necessary steps after a denial, and appeal SSDI cases since 2000. The process can be intimidating, but with Mr. Fisher by your side you can feel confident in knowing you have a qualified attorney fighting for you as a disabled worker. Call today to learn more about the social security benefits available, whether you qualify, and how to apply. We can help even if you have already made a claim and been denied; including resubmitting your case, attending the hearing, or filing an appeal.
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Why You Need a Social Security Disability Attorney
People who have been hurt or disabled sometimes try to take matters into their own hands and file an online claim or speak with a Social Security Administration (SSA) representative without legal counsel. Doing so may seem like a good way to save time or money, but important pieces of the puzzle can be overlooked which can be far more time consuming and costly. A knowledgeable social security disability attorney who understands how the forms should be completed, what type of medical evidence the SSA looks for when evaluating a claim, and how to qualify for benefits puts you a few steps ahead when you are in need of SSDI payments.
Gilbert E. Fisher in Fresno, CA, pursues benefits for disabled workers. Contact our office to find out more about the processes and procedures involved.
Gilbert E. Fisher will make sure the forms are completed properly, that your doctor has provided a detailed report not only of your disability but how that disability prevents you from working, and submit your case for review. In many instances, the initial application for benefits is denied and it is at this point where having a qualified attorney is even more beneficial. Gilbert E. Fisher will make a timely request for reconsideration or hearing, present the evidence at the hearing, and handle an appeal if the SSA continues to deny your request for benefits.
Qualifying for Social Security Disability Income
To qualify for Social Security disability income you must meet certain eligibility requirements. These include:
- Suffering from a disability listed by the SSA as a qualifying disabling condition.
- Providing robust medical evidence to show that the disability prevents you from engaging in substantial gainful activity. This element requires a claimant to prove that not only are they suffering from a disabling condition, but that the condition does not allow the claimant to work. The condition can be physical, emotional, or mental, but must be supported by reliable medical proof.
- Accumulating enough work credits to qualify, which depends on the length of time you have worked. If you have not built up enough work credits for benefits, the SSA may deny your claim.
If you are denied you do have certain rights, including asking that your case be reexamined and that a hearing be granted. The time period from filing to final approval can be held up at each stage of the process, making it imperative to put your best case forward from the start. Complete information and reliable evidence make it more likely that your case will proceed through the system in a timely manner.
In the meantime, you can look at other benefits such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI), certain food and health programs, and other benefits offered in your area. For a complete list of the benefits available to you and to find out what to expect when you decide to file a claim, call our office.
Contact Gilbert E. Fisher Today
For help with SSDI and other benefits, contact us online or call the office of Gilbert E. Fisher at (559) 447-1210. We offer a free initial consultation to new clients. During this visit your options will be explained so you have a full understanding of your choices.