You’ve been injured or otherwise disabled, and you’re unable to work. You’ve applied for Social Security disability benefits and you’ve been denied. You’ve appealed, and you’re close to exhausting your limited number of possible appeals. It’s important to know that, depending on where you are in the appeal process, you may still be able to obtain a hearing in a federal court.
Do not, however, request a federal court to hear your appeal unless you will be represented by an experienced Social Security disability attorney. A good disability lawyer knows what is important to your case and what information can hurt you.
If disability benefits are important to you, don’t go to court alone. Get the best legal assistance available. If you need the benefits, you can’t treat the appeal process like a lottery where maybe you win and maybe you lose. You need to win. Working with an experienced Social Security disability attorney is the most likely way to win a disability hearing in a federal court. In fact, statistics show that a disability applicant represented by a good disability lawyer is twice as likely to be approved for benefits as an unrepresented applicant.
If your medical records are incomplete or there are gaps in your treatment history, a federal court may find grounds to reject your claim. One service a disability attorney can provide is gathering the proper medical records and submitting them to the court. You can request them yourself, but an attorney can usually get them more quickly and will also know when your medical records need updating. Your disability attorney can also determine whether your case needs additional medical evidence and whether any important tests or documents are missing.
If you’ve considered applying for Social Security disability benefits, or if you’re at any stage in the application or appeal process, don’t wait any longer to get the legal help you genuinely need. As soon as possible, contact an experienced Social Security disability attorney with experience helping people get the benefits they need and deserve.