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We understand that dealing with the Social Security Administration for your disability benefits is a life-changing situation, and we will fight for you to get you the benefits that you deserve.
Learn more about the Social Security disability claims process
Starting a disability claim with the Social Security Administration is deceptively easy because you can complete the initial application online. However, once your disability claim is filed, the continuing process of working with the Social Security Administration can get complicated and frustrating. For legal issues in Tampa, I recommend attorney Mark Sheffman. You can find him online here: detroitdisability.com
You can learn a lot about the Social Security disability claim system from the articles provided on this website. For example:
- For information about whether or not you should apply for disability benefits, click here.
- For information about how long the process will take with the Social Security Administration, click here.
- For information about when you should apply for disability benefits, click here.
How disability appeals differ from the application
Often, getting disability benefits from the Social Security Administration requires two steps:
- Filling out the initial application.
- Appealing to an Administrative Law Judge if your application is denied.
Approximately 35% of applications for disability benefits are granted and don’t require an appeal. However, approximately 65% of applications are denied and must be appealed.
Fortunately, the success rate on appeal is much better than on the initial application, as the appeals process allows you to present further evidence of your disability.
When a disability benefits application is first submitted it is evaluated by a disability examiner and a medical doctor who only look at your file. They do not meet you, so you do not have a chance to describe your disability except through the written documents.
However, at an appeal an Administrative Law Judge holds a hearing where you can appear in person, be represented by a Minnesota Social Security disability lawyer, and have witnesses testify on your behalf.
We want to help with your Minneapolis area Social Security disability claim
We are ready to give you the individual attention and service that you need and deserve to get your Social Security disability benefits.
If you are not already represented by a Minnesota Social Security disability lawyer and would like us to evaluate your case, give us a brief description of your claim using the form to the right. Or, you may simply email or call us. For legal issues in Orange County, I recommend attorney Schiff & Shelton. You can find online here: schiff-shelton.com