Social Security has been an integral part of the US social safety net from the time of President Roosevelt, over the years it has changed very little. The program still provides monetary benefits for retirees and those that cannot work due to a physical or mental disability. The initial application for disability benefits is not overly difficult and many applicants take care of it themselves. The same cannot be said for the appeals process, in the event their application is not approved, and most aren’t, this is the time the disabled applicant turns to legal assistance. An Aurora disability lawyer is intimate with the complex rules and laws and knows from experience what the Administration requires in the form of supporting evidence.
Disability benefits are not automatic:
Many people believe that because they have been paying Social Security taxes that the application for benefits is little more than a formality and benefits will be granted as a matter of course. This is far from the truth. The applicant will have to substantiate his or her application with sufficient information to prove beyond doubt that they are not capable of working and earning a living. Once the application is received by the Administration it is scrutinized, the greatest majority of applications are rejected.
Perhaps twenty five percent of the applications will be approved, the remainder is denied. It is at this time that that the unfortunate individual who is in the majority will turn to an Aurora disability lawyer. These lawyers are aware of the steps that must be taken to appeal the decision to deny benefits. The lawyer will usually make an immediate request to have the application reconsidered, rarely does this change things. At this stage the lawyer will prepare for a formal hearing along with the client where substantiating documents, evidence and witnesses can be presented, proving the existence of a disability that meets all the requirements as laid down by the Administration.
A seasoned Aurora disability lawyer can help a disabled individual get the benefits that are deserved. If you are disabled and need legal assistance you are invited to contact The Law Offices of Rabin, Kodner & Brown, Ltd.