You have certain rights as a citizen of the United States. The Social Security Administration must pay benefits to disabled workers and their dependents under Title II of the Social Security Act. A type of benefit known as Supplemental Security Income may be available to disabled children or those who have not worked enough to be insured and whose assets and income fall below certain poverty levels. At Campbell & Associates, we can help you understand if you might qualify for benefits under either or both of these programs.
Social Security defines disability as the inability to do substantial work because of a severe medical condition (or a combination of conditions) which is expected to last at least 12 months or result in death. The definition of disability is much more complex than it appears on the surface. A claimant’s age, education, and past work experience can play a significant role in the outcome of a case, and a letter from your doctor that says you are “disabled” may not be enough to convince Social Security that you are entitled to benefits.
Most cases are denied in the initial stages and a claimant must appeal. In many cases a claimant will need to appear and testify before an Administrative Law Judge before their case is approved. If you have been denied at any step of the process, you should seek legal assistance immediately. Studies show that a represented claimant will have a much better chance of being successful than a claimant who chooses to proceed without representation. We only charge a fee if your case is won* and the fee is based on a percentage of your back benefits.
At Campbell & Associates, we can help you understand the many forms that Social Security will send you, we can work with your doctors to document your disability, and we will be at your side as your advocate at the hearing to ensure that you receive a full and fair hearing with the Administrative Law Judge.
Call Campbell & Associates now for a free consultation to discuss your Social Security Disability claim at 704-333-0885.
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*The contingency percentage attorney’s fee will be taken from the total recovery before costs and expenses are paid or reimbursed.