- Date 06 Sep 2016
- Category Social Security Disability
ABOUT THIS PROJECT
If you want to experience one of the leading examples of a dysfunctional government program, try filing a Social Security Disability claim. No matter how legitimate a disability claim may be, and no matter how much substantial medical evidence you may have proving your inability to work anymore at any job, 99.999% of everyone who applies for disability gets turned down at the initial review level. And, even if you understand that a denial is likely and that you must keep your disability claim alive by appealing the original denial to the second level of the claims process, you will again most likely be turned down there as well. Additionally, even if Social Security sends you for a medical examination by one of their doctors, and even if that doctor were to agree that your medical conditions prevented you from working, you would still almost certainly receive a denial letter regardless of their own doctor’s opinion on your disability. Sadly, but predictably, most people who don’t understand how Social Security disability works give up after one or more denials. This is exactly what Social Security disability wants you to do – give up and go away – and it is why the people who work for Social Security and are reviewing your file are conditioned, if not taught, to deny virtually every case which comes before them. You must not take “no” for an answer, and you must keep fighting by appealing each denial until you get your day in court before a Social Security judge. If you have a chance of winning your disability claim and you have the medical evidence to prove disability, the Hearing in front of a judge is where that will happen. And a Hearing before a judge only becomes possible if you appeal each denial on time. The whole disability process is deliberately complicated and confusing in order to discourage you from proceeding. An experienced Social Security disability attorney can answer your questions and help you navigate the pitfalls of the process.
Before you even begin the Social Security disability process, however, you need to know what it takes to win a disability claim. A lawyer who is familiar with disability can help you analyze your potential for success and explain all of the many factors, including supporting medical evidence, which are necessary to be successful in your claim. It may be that, after discussing the elements of your particular claim with you, a disability lawyer may conclude that you do not have the evidence to prove disability or to meet the criteria under the Social Security regulations in order to win. Even in such a situation, however, that is information you need to know.
The lawyer’s fees for handling a disability claim are contingent in nature, meaning that you do not pay the lawyer out of your pocket for his time in representing you. A lawyer’s fee to pay him for his work comes out of the money you get for a Social Security disability claim, but only if the case is successful. You and your lawyer work together and share both the success of winning your claim, and as well the risks of losing. Brad Bledsoe has been navigating the Social Security minefield for over 20 years, and he looks forward to hearing from you and discussing your claim with you.