The process of applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits can be long, confusing and frustrating. A high percentage of applicants who apply for social security disability benefits or SSI benefits are denied after their first attempt. Often times, benefits are denied during the first hearing with an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) because the person filing failed to follow a few basic steps.
There are many reasons why a disability claim may be denied. Often times, it can be something small that an experienced Social Security Disability Attorney can figure out and fix. That is why it is important to hire an experienced attorney during the process of applying for SSD benefits.
Below are two major problems that could potentially derail a disability claim.
Failure to Disclose Potentially Relevant Information to your Representative
When claimants withhold information, either positive or negative, from their representative, it can quickly derail even the best of SSD or SSI claims. Be prepared to fully disclose everything to your representative prior to your hearing with an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).
This gives your representative the opportunity to bolster the positive aspects of your claim and have counter arguments prepared regarding any negative aspects.
Failure to Keep in Contact with your Representative
It is important for you to keep your representative informed if you move, change addresses, get a new telephone number, or move out of state. If your representative cannot find or get in touch with you, it can negatively impact your claim and may even cause your representative to withdraw as your attorney.
If your representative cannot talk or meet with you at various points throughout the life of your claim, the result is often disastrous.
Henson Fuerst is Here to Help
If you are unable to work due to a chronic illness, mental health issue or permanent injury or disability, call the experienced North Carolina Social Security Disability attorneys at Henson Fuerst for help. At Henson Fuerst, our dedicated, compassionate attorneys will work with you every step of the way and fight hard to ensure that you get the SSD or SSI benefits you need.
Call Henson Fuerst at 919-781-1107 or fill out a free consultation form online. When you call, you will receive a FREE, confidential consultation about your situation with an experienced North Carolina Social Security Disability attorney. Even if you have already applied and your benefits were denied, Henson Fuerst may be able to help.
At Henson Fuerst, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front and you owe us nothing until we recover the disability benefits you deserve.
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