When you have a chronic illness or disability your life can be filled with stress. It can affect you physically, mentally, and emotionally and make dealing with everyday issues more difficult than normal. One of the main everyday issues a chronic illness or disability can complicate is your finances. Because of your health related issues, you are likely no longer able to work as much as you have in the past causing a significant decrease in income.
So, you are unfortunately faced with not only having to deal with your health issues but also having to figure out how to pay the bills, buy food and etc. with less than seems possible.
Fortunately, there may be some help that you can receive by filing for Social Security Disability. If you qualify, then you could receive benefits that would help ease your financial stress.
However, filing for SSD benefits can be a complicated and stressful process within itself.
That is if you try doing it on your own. You would have to figure out what forms to file, how to fill them out correctly, what documentation you would need to go with it, and how to go about getting the documentation. Chances are great that your lack of knowledge could cause you to make a mistake in the process that would in turn cause you to be denied benefits which would then lead to you needing to go through an even more complicated appeals process. There is a way to possibly avoid this stress.
Seek the help of an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer.
An experienced SSD lawyer knows more about what paperwork needs to be filed and the proper way to do it. In addition, they would know what documentation would be needed to better substantiate your claim and know the proper channels to go through to get the documentation.
Statistics show that claims filed with the help of counsel are more likely to be accepted the first time. But, if the claim is denied having an experienced lawyer guide you through the process and prepare you for the appeals hearing can make you more confident and lead to better end results.
At Brock and Stout, we understand how stressful your life can be when dealing with a chronic illness or disability and we know that filing for Social Security Disability can seem like just another added stressor. That is why we would love the chance to help take that burden from you and use our years of experience to try and help you get the help you need. Contact us today for a free consultation, so we can determine if and how we can help you. Our Andalusia attorneys have years of experience to help you with your case – call today at (334) 222-5600.