Can An Attorney Speed Up Approval Of A Disability Claim?

by | Jan 29, 2018 | Lawyers and Law Firms

Being approved for Social Security disability benefits can be a long, drawn-out process, but hiring an experienced Social Security attorney in Tennessee may result in earlier approval of your claim.

There are no hard guarantees that an attorney can fast-track the claim for benefits; however, there are things that an attorney can do that may result in earlier approval.

 First-round approval:

There is no doubt at all that the fastest way to be approved for disability benefits is to ensure that the content and detail of the initial claim is accurate and complete. If the initial claim is rejected, it can easily take upwards of a year to be invited to a hearing. A Social Security attorney in Tennessee knows this. The attorney also knows that his or her experience and understanding of the laws, rules, and regulations can increase the likelihood of submitting a successful claim. When you engage the professional services of a skilled attorney when you are getting prepared to submit your claim, the attorney can:

   * Ensure that the claim is prepared properly, ensure that sufficient medical evidence is submitted, and demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Social Security Administration how you qualify for benefits and cannot perform any gainful activity.

   * Your attorney will gather supporting evidence from your last employer as well as your current doctor or doctors.

At the hearing stage:

Even the best-prepared claim can be rejected; if it is, an administrative law judge will hear the case. If your disability has put you and your family into a difficult financial position, your attorney can often bring forward the hearing date. Before you go into the hearing, your attorney will brief you on what questions to expect and how best to convey the details of your specific disability and its effects to the judge.

Although there is no way to guarantee that your claim will be approved faster, a Social Security attorney in Tennessee can certainly help.

The quickest way to get your disability benefits is to have your initial claim approved. A Social Security attorney in Tennessee can work closely with you to improve your chances of first-round approval. To discuss your claim, contact the Law Offices of Miller & Drozdowski, P.C.

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