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When Is The Right Time To Call A Social Security Disability Lawyer

Maybe you’ve worked hard your whole life when suddenly there is an accident that is preventing you from being able to fulfill your everyday tasks. Or maybe you’ve been diagnosed with a severe medical condition that has slowly gotten worse and is now expected to continue to last, inhibiting you to go to work. The Social Security Administration admits that more than 1-in-4 20-year-olds becomes disabled before reaching retirement age. As a result, they turn to Social Security disability benefits for financial income support.

You realize that you need the assistance of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). SSDI is an insurance program that provides benefits to disabled workers and to their dependents. This program is for those that can no longer work due to a disability and replaces some of their lost income.





To receive disability benefits, a person must meet the definition of disability under the Social Security Act (Act). A person is disabled under the Act if they can’t work due to a severe medical condition that has lasted, or is expected to last, at least one year or result in death. The person’s medical condition(s) must prevent them from doing work that they did in the past, and it must prevent them from adjusting to other work.




Hire A Disability Lawyer Right Away

The SSDI program doesn’t limit you in terms of unearned income or assets. However, there are rules regarding wages earned through work and if you’re not careful, you risk losing your eligibility. The process is long, intimidating, and confusing. The three phases of applying for disability insurance or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are the initial application, the appeal, and the hearing.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) only accepts an average of 22 percent of initial applications, and the process gets much more complicated after that. This is when hiring a disability lawyer is at your advantage. A disability lawyer knows exactly what paperwork needs to be submitted and helps you accurately complete the forms required to build your case. An attorney also distinguishes the proper medical evidence needed to show what conditions prevent you from working.

Don’t wait until after you submit your application for SSDI to hire an attorney. Just because you then decide to hire a lawyer, the SSA will not speed up your claim process. Applicants tend to decide to hire an attorney if their claim gets denied. It’s imperative to engage in a disability lawyer before you submit your application to avoid your claim getting denied. Nevertheless, appointing an attorney after your claim is denied will be helpful in fixing the issues with your forms and ensuring efficient medical evidence is offered.

In our recent article What Does A Disability Lawyer Do, we detail out the benefits of hiring a disability lawyer. These factors include how attorneys:


  • Understand the medical evidence needed. Disability applicants don’t typically have all the appropriate paperwork and medical records they submit over to the SSA. Subsequently their claim gets denied and they must start the timely process all over again. SSD attorneys are aware of the crucial pieces of medical information, scans or images, and test results that are needed to prove the disability claim.
  •  Communicate with medical providers. Disability lawyers converse directly with the medical professionals that are involved with a patient in order to address concerns associated with your claim. Doctors do not usually hand over important data or materials freely. They are hesitant to give out these personal details and are unfamiliar with the disability process.
  • Provide support during legal hearings. It’s more probable to win your disability appeal if you have a lawyer. Your lawyer is the expert when it comes to the complexities of the appeal process and submits a more persuasive appeal for reconsideration, in addition to the familiarity in how this heading is conducted.
  • Cross-examine the vocational expert. Vocational experts are present in hearings to present “hypotheticals” to which you may be able to still work given your circumstances. Though, disability lawyers know how to persuade the vocational expert to support your disability claim.
  • Have track records of winning appeals. Disability attorneys are specialists and win their disability appeal cases due to their vast knowledge of the Social Security Administration’s rules and regulations. Your lawyer gets to know you and the medical evidence that will be arguable facts for your case.


The Lowery Law Group To The Rescue

The Lowery Law Group understands how to present your case and provides you with the greatest chance of winning your claim. Preventing mistakes in the disability claims process becomes a very timely concern. Hiring an expert like Lowery Law Group to streamline the process gives you all the necessary proficiencies to achieve your Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income financial assistance. We work hard to voice the proper theory and present the needed facts for your appeal, which makes the difference in getting your claim approved or receiving a rejection letter.

We help you collect what medical information is needed, present the relevant documentation, and communicate with your physicians on your behalf to collect supportive statements. In the event that your case does go to a hearing, we prepare you for the hearing well in advance to help you feel at ease and know what to expect.

Contact Lowery Law Group at info@lowerylegal.com or call (843) 991-0733. There is no fee for a free consultation regarding your claim. Lowery Law Group is experienced in handling cases in South Carolina as well as Georgia.