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Do You Need Social Security Disability Benefits?

You've paid into the system. An attorney can help when you're in need.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a government program that provides income for people who are no longer able to work due to a disability. In principle, the system is simple. If you've worked in jobs covered by Social Security, you should be covered under Social Security Disability when you become disabled. All you need to do is apply.

In practice, it's much more difficult. The majority of initial applications are denied, often for arcane reasons. You'll have to go through a complex appeals process with strict deadlines, and one mistake can make it impossible to receive the benefits you need. However, with an experienced social security disability lawyer on your side to help you through the process, your application is much more likely to succeed.

Schweickert & Ganassin, LLP has extensive experience handling these complex cases, and we're committed to helping you get the disability benefits you need to move forward. If you're in need of disability benefits, we would be happy to provide a free consultation in person or via telephone.

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The Social Security Disability process is complex. Here's what we can do.

There are major pitfalls at every stage of the SSD process. Our attorneys know how to handle every one of these issues.

  • Initial application: In order to receive benefits, you need to apply for them. Unfortunately, most initial applications are denied - but with an attorney with experience in SSD claims on your side, you are much more likely to succeed.
  • Appealing denied claims: The Social Security Administration (SSA) denies so many claims that an appeal is almost a routine part of the process. There are strict deadlines associated with appeals. Our attorneys know how to meet these deadlines and ensure the paperwork is filed properly.
  • Proving your disability: Your lawyer is familiar with the criteria for proving disability and will present the facts of your case in the right manner to persuade the SSA.
  • Going before a judge: If your case needs to be decided by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), an attorney from our firm will draft a detailed brief, obtain and submit medical evidence for the hearing and prepare you for the judge's questions.

We understand that dealing with the Social Security Disability process is a great challenge, especially when you're already coping with your disability itself. No matter how long your case takes to resolve, we'll be with you every step of the way.

Call today for a free consultation. No up-front fees.

If you're wondering whether you can afford to hire a disability lawyer, the answer is simple: You can. We handle SSD cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay nothing up front. Our fee is set by the Social Security Administration as 25 percent of your past-due benefits, up to a statutory maximum - and we won't collect that fee until after we've successfully resolved your case.

The earlier in the process you get an attorney involved, the faster your case will take to resolve - and the better your outcome will be. That's why it's so important to contact us right away. Call (866) 604-9075 for a free consultation.

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