Social Security Application

The Help You Need, When You Need It

The Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) processes are complicated, to say the least. Even if your injury is obviously serious and keeping you from working, and even if seems like there is no question as to whether you qualify, one simple clerical error or filing mistake can cause your claim to be denied.

Our attorneys have a thorough understanding of the intricacies and complications involved in all stages of the process, including the initial application phase.

Important Dates For The Application Process

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Helping You Avoid the Common Errors in the Social Security Application Process

We can help you avoid some of the common mistakes that people make at this stage:

  • Incomplete record collecting: The Social Security Administration (SSA) is not necessarily on your side. They have a lot of claims to process, and they will not take the time to personally request any information that might be missing in your application - they will simply deny your claim.
  • Medical and legal terminology mishaps: A common problem in the Social Security process involves the gap between the medical language of the doctor and the legal language required by the SSA. A doctor could diagnose you as being totally unable to work or even get out of bed, but if he/she doesn't use the exact legal language for the restrictions, the SSA will deny your claim.
  • Clerical errors: The SSA requires a lot of paperwork and documentation, and something as simple as a typo somewhere in all of this documentation could cause the denial of your claim.

We have more than 50 years of experience handling SSD/SSI cases. We know the pitfalls that cause people to have to go through a much more difficult process than necessary or have their claims denied altogether. Let us help you avoid these pitfalls to get the financial help you need to recover from your injuries or illness.

Make Your First Step the Right Step

To learn more about the initial application for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income, see the Social Security Disability Information Center and FAQ sections of this Web site. Contact us online or call our offices directly at 888-351-0427 for a free case evaluation and consultation with one of our attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through the Social Security process.