The attorneys at Powell Law have represented the disabled in Social Security Disability cases since President Eisenhower made disability insurance available in 1956. At Powell Law, we effectively assist clients throughout the entire Social Security Disability claims process.
A large number of applicants who apply for disability benefits have their claims denied because the Social Security Administration (SSA) presumes that there is some type of employment for which they are qualified. An experienced disability attorney can help every applicant for disability benefits overcome this negative presumption.
Any application for benefits involves the gathering, processing, and analysis of information for submittal to the SSA. The seasoned staff at Powell Law can assist al claimants in organizing all of the necessary and required forms, documentation, records, and medical evidence necessary to support a claim. Our attorneys will analyze your case and formulate the best strategy moving forward.
A majority of claims for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are denied at the first stage of the process, thus making it necessary to appeal a claim many times, typically to a stage where a hearing is held for a determination regarding claim eligibility. An experienced disability attorney often acts an additional element of persistence in the process for claims approval, using his or her experience to persist and make the adjustments necessary to move the process forward and closer to success.
Social Security primarily establishes eligibility for disability benefits under a listed impairment or medical condition listed in a manual for evaluating medical conditions known as the Bluebook, which utilizes guidelines established by the SSA. If you have an impairment covered by a listing, an experienced Powell Law disability attorney will ensure that the SSA properly takes notice of your condition and helps your claim is approved and you are deemed eligible for benefits.
If the listings do not contain nor establish an impairment with potentially disabling conditions, the SSA next examines the effect of the alleged impairment on the applicant’s capacity to perform daily activities and function in the workplace.
Once Social Security determines the applicant’s remaining capabilities and that there is no work that an applicant may be expected to perform based on his or her age, education, and skills, Social Security will grant eligibility for disability benefits based on a “medical-vocational allowance.” An experienced attorney can gather, collect, and present the necessary evidence to receive claim approval based on a “medical-vocational allowance.”
Applicants for disability benefits thus typically engage and participate in an extended and arduous journey for claim approval. This long process requires applicants to possess a certain amount of fortitude, perseverance, and determination to endure any pitfalls they encounter to continue this journey and ultimately receive benefit approval. An experienced and knowledgeable disability attorney can provide these valuable traits.
Applicants for social security disability benefits require the assistance of an experienced social security disability attorney to help navigate the paper trail generated by the disability application process. Contact Powell Law at (570) 961-0777. The consultation is FREE and you don’t pay unless we win!