Have you suffered a physical injury or illness that prevents you from working? At the Hunter Law Firm, P.A., our attorneys have helped victims of head injuries, neck injuries, back injuries, repetitive motion injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome and more. We have helped victims of heart attacks, stroke, cancer and other debilitating medical conditions. No matter what physical disability is preventing you from earning an income, we can help.
DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY AND SUBMIT AN APPLICATION
Our Jonesboro physical disability claim lawyers will start by helping you determine whether you are eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Then we will assist you in submitting an application.
WAS YOUR CLAIM DENIED?
Perhaps you have already submitted an application for Social Security benefits and it has been denied. You may be confused. You know that you cannot work with a head injury, neck injury, back injury or whatever other type of physical disability you may suffer from. Why would your claim be denied? It makes no sense.
Be aware that most claims are denied at first. This is simply because, in the matter of minutes that the person at the Social Security Administration has to review your application, he or she did not see everything he or she needed to see. What did he or she need to see? You may think that a note from a doctor saying you are physically disabled would be enough, but that is not the case. Our attorneys know exactly what the Social Security Administration needs to see, and we will pursue your case through an appeal hearing to help you get benefits.
If you suffer from a mental health issue that prevents you from working, you may be able to obtain Social Security benefits. At the Hunter Law Firm, P.A., our attorneys have helped people with depression, anxiety and other mental conditions. Regardless of your mental disability, we will stand by your side.
MENTAL DISABILITY CLAIMS ARE CHALLENGING
These Social Security claims tend to have a higher rate of rejection, simply because mental conditions are more difficult to prove. Victims of physical injuries can present X-rays, CT scans and MRIs to demonstrate the severity of their injuries. There is no such hard proof for sufferers of depression, anxiety and other mental disabilities. It becomes much more important to have a Jonesboro mental disability claims lawyer by your side to help you present a strong case to the Social Security Administration.
START TO FINISH REPRESENTATION
Our attorneys will start by helping you determine whether you are eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Then we will assist you in submitting an application for benefits.
Have you already submitted your application and been denied? This is common. It is also not the end of the road. We will pursue your case through an appeal hearing. Our experience has taught us how to build strong cases to obtain benefits for victims of mental disabilities. While there may be no X-rays or other hard evidence to present at the hearing, we know how to work with your psychiatrist and other medical experts so that the severity of your condition is properly conveyed and understood by the administrative judge at the hearing.
Denied disability claims are common. In fact, most initial applications are denied. If your claim has been denied, it does not mean you are not eligible and it is certainly not the end of the road. There is a disability appeals process. At the Hunter Law Firm, P.A., our attorneys can guide you through this complex process to help you get the benefits you need.
THE SOCIAL SECURITY APPEALS PROCESS
You may be wondering why your claim for Social Security Disability was denied. In most cases, it is simply because the Social Security Administration did not see the information it requires to approve a claim. For example, a note from your doctor stating that you are disabled may not be enough to get your claim approved. The Social Security Administration may be looking for more concrete evidence that you are disabled and unable to work.
Our lawyers will review your claim. We will determine what is missing and we will fill in the blanks. The first step in the appeals process is to submit a request for reconsideration. These requests are often denied, even when they are completed by a skilled lawyer, so we always prepare for the next step: the administrative hearing.
We have earned an impressive record of success obtaining benefits for people like you at administrative hearings. This is because we go into these hearings well-prepared with all of the information the administrative law judge will need to understand that you truly are disabled and unable to work. We know the ins and outs of these unique hearings, so you can be confident in our ability to successfully represent you in this stage of the appeals process.