Every case is different, but some of the ways a attorney can help you in filing for disability and proceeding through the process include:
- Gather medical and other evidence.
- Answer all questions about applying for disability and how to win disability benefits.
- Analyze your case under Social Security regulations.
- Come with you to any disability hearing you have with the Social Security Administration.
- Contact your doctor and explain Social Security regulations to obtain a report consistent with the regulations.
- Refer you to specialist for further medical reports to answer questions raised by the Social Security Administration.
- Suggest that the Social Security Administration send you to a doctor for a consultative examination.
- Obtain documents from your Social Security file.
- Review actions taken by the Social Security Administration.
- Ask that a prior application for benefits be reopened to obtain more retroactive benefits for you.
- Seek a waiver of a time limit.
- Request subpoenas to assure the appearance of crucial witnesses at your hearing.
- Help you and your witnesses (if any) prepare for a hearing and file disability forms.
- Protect your rights to a fair hearing by objecting to improper evidence and procedures.
- Present a compelling closing argument at your hearing.
- If you win, make sure that Social Security Administration correctly calculates your disability payments and benefits.
- If you lose, requesting an appeal of your case to the Appeals Council.
- When necessary, represent you in a federal court review of your case.
With over 20 years' experience in Social Security disability law, Greg Marks can safely guide you through the maze of Social Security disability claims and benefits.