Social Security Disability
Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) provides income for people with documented medical issues that affect their ability to work. SSDI benefits are monthly payments, based on many complex factors, which help recipients replace income lost due to their disability. In order to maximize SSDI benefits, applicants must present thorough medical documentation to their local Disability Determination Service. The Service will review and either approve or deny the application. Overturning a denial of benefits may involve two levels of appeals and could drag on for months, or even years.
Many people apply for SSDI benefits on their own, however the assistance of an experienced attorney can help you them get better benefits, faster. In most cases, people seeking SSDI benefits will not need to make any up-front or out-of-pocket payments to their attorney — instead, the attorney will be paid out of the benefits, once they are awarded. Exceptions to this general rule occur in connection with “overpayment” and “continuing benefits” cases because there are no retroactive benefits from which to pay the fee. All attorneys’ fees in Social Security matters must be approved by the Social Security judge.
Silverman Thompson’s experienced attorneys have the knowledge you need to make the best possible case for your SSDI application. Contact us today to discuss your case.