Filing Claims and Appealing Denied Claims
The process of applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits often seems relatively straightforward. For this reason, many people choose to do this on their own, without the assistance of an attorney.
At Fischer, Bessette, Muldowney & McArdle, LLP, with offices in Malone, Tupper Lake, and Saranac Lake, New York, we are available to help with all phases of your SSD application process, including the initial application. Careful presentation of your claim from the beginning often leads to a much earlier and often fully favorable outcome.
Why It Helps to Enlist a Lawyer as Soon as Possible
We encourage you to get us involved as early in the process as possible. Having one of our experienced lawyers on your side will give you the confidence that comes with knowing that your application was completed correctly and that nothing was overlooked.
Furthermore, getting us involved early allows us more time to get to know you and understand your case, and that may become more important as the matter progresses.
What Happens If Your Claim Is Denied?
We know what the Social Security Administration looks for in SSD and SSI applications. However, it is necessary to understand that most initial applications are denied, even when completed by a skilled attorney. While having us complete your application may improve the chances of your claim being accepted, there is still a strong possibility that it will be denied. That is simply the nature of the process.
If we have been working on your case from the start, if your claim is denied, we will have no catching up to do. We will be able to move forward quickly to the appeals process. We will be able to gather any supplemental information that we deem necessary as we file a request for hearing or prepare for the hearing itself.
If you filed your claim yourself and receive a denial, we will appeal the denial of your SSD or SSI claim. We will assemble and present the medical and other proof of your claim. If a hearing is necessary, we will be with you to present evidence of your disability and argue in favor of you getting the benefits you need.