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How We Can Help

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Statistics show that claimants who are represented by a professional are much more likely to have their claim approved.

Our professional Social Security representatives will help you through each phase of the administrative process. This can include assistance with your initial application, with filing your request for reconsideration, requesting a hearing before an administrative law judge, and filing an appeal with the Appeals Council.

We are experts at dealing with all aspects of the Social Security Disability claim process.

Statistics show that claimants who are represented by a professional are much more likely to have their claim approved.

Our experienced professionals know what proof the Social Security Disability system requires at each step.

If you are denied a Social Security Disability or an SSI claim, it is often because there was a lack of medical evidence in support of your claim, the Administration did not consider all your impairments, or the Administration failed to apply the correct legal rules.

Some of the many ways that we can help include:

  • Analyzing your case with respect to Social Security Regulations.
  • Obtaining a copy of your file from the Office of Hearings & Appeals to ensure that it reflects all your past medical treatment and that all records and documents contained therein are admissible as evidence.
  • Effectively requesting that any prior applications for benefits be reopened.
  • Protecting your right to a fair hearing.
  • Making any necessary appeals.
  • Giving you advice based on our experience about what you need to do to prove your disability, as well as help you gather the necessary medical evidence.
  • Requesting copies of your medical records and making sure these records are included at all of the critical phases in your claim process.
  • Requesting that your treating doctor provide a detailed report of what you can and cannot do because of your impairment.
  • Eliminating the necessity of waiting in long government lines.
  • Minimizing the chance that a government clerk's mistake will jeopardize your claim.
  • Professionally handling all aspects of your case, including filing complicated paperwork.
  • Ensuring that any necessary appeals are timely filed.
  • Assisting you in the preparation and submission of additional evidence to have your claim reconsidered for approval.
  • In addition, if the application for reconsideration is denied, we can then file a request for a hearing before an Administrative Judge of the Social Security Administration.

Your representative can assist you throughout the hearing stage by:

  • Preparing you to testify effectively at the hearing
  • Presenting evidence in support of your claim through medical records, reports and expert witnesses
  • Cross-examining adverse medical or non-medical advisors called by the judge.
  • Assisting you in the event that you are not successful at the hearing stage by appealing the Administrative Judge's decision to the Appeals Council.

The sooner you contact our Social Security professionals, the sooner we will be able to take the steps necessary to develop your case.

If you have already received notice from Social Security advising that your claim has been denied, you have only 60 days to file your appeal. Do not wait until the last minute to contact a SSDI representative. Once this 60-day period has expired, you may lose your right to appeal.

Remember, no fee is collected if your Social Security Disability claim is not approved, and fees are only collected after you have benefited from our services.

If you, or a friend, or loved one needs to file a claim for social security disability, please contact the lawyers at Jacoby & Meyers today. We have offices nationwide.