Are you unable to work because of a serious physical or mental impairment? You may be entitled to financial benefits through a Social Security disability claim. As SSDI disability claims and SSI disability claims can be complicated, there are advantages to working with an experienced Arizona Social Security disability attorney. In this article, you will find an overview of four key reasons why you should retain a lawyer to help with your disability claim.
Four Benefits of Hiring a Top Arizona Social Security Disability Attorney
1. You Will Have Access to Proven Experience and True Legal Skill
The Social Security disability claims process is notoriously complex. No matter if you are seeking your disability benefits through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), it is imperative that you know how to effectively navigate the legal process. An experienced Arizona Social Security lawyer can review your case, answer your questions, and help you determine the best course of action to maximize your financial benefits.
2. You Can Get Help Preparing Your Initial Claim
A significant number of SSD claims are denied. According to data provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA), more than 60 percent of initial disability claims are rejected by the agency. However, some of those denials are eventually approved on appeal. Even a relatively minor mistake on your initial application for SSD benefits could lead to a delay or denial. An attorney will ensure that your Social Security disability claim is properly prepared and well-supported.
3. Your Social Security Disability Lawyer Will Proactively Challenge a Denial
Were you denied Social Security disability benefits? If so, you should consult with an experienced attorney immediately. You can challenge an SSDI denial or SSI denial—but you must initiate the appeal before the deadline expires. You generally have 60 days to submit a request for reconsideration. An attorney can help with all aspects of the Social Security disability appeals process, including reconsideration, the administrative hearing process, and, if necessary, court.
4. You Do Not Have to Pay Unless a Lawyer Wins Your Case
While it is understandable to be concerned about the cost of legal representation, you do not have to worry when you work with the Arizona Social Security disability lawyers at Pekas Smith. Not only does our law firm offer free, no obligation initial consultation, but we provide legal representation on contingency in Social Security disability cases. There are no legal fees unless we help you secure disability benefits.
Schedule a Free Consultation With an Arizona Social Security Disability Attorney
At Pekas Smith: Arizona Disability Attorneys, we are devoted to providing the top level, fully individualized guidance and support to people and families who need help the most. If you have questions about the Social Security disability claims or appeals process, we are here as a resource. Contact us today to set up a no-cost, confidential consultation. Our Social Security disability lawyers serve all of Arizona, including Phoenix, Mesa, Flagstaff, Gilbert, Temp, Tucson, and Scottsdale.