Social Security Disability Claims Lawyer in Glen Burnie, MD
Representing You with Social Security Disability Claims
Jack J. Schmerling, Attorney at Law is here to help you find out if you qualify for Social Security benefits. I’m prepared to assist you if you’re wondering if you are eligible for Social Security disability claims in Glen Burnie or Baltimore, MD. There are many physical and medical conditions that may qualify you for benefits individually or together. However, there are other factors such as age, education, and work history that can be important in obtaining benefits. A thorough analysis of each individual must be completed. You may qualify for an exemption if you are blind or have low vision, a parent who has a disabled child, a worker’s widow or widower, or a wounded warrior. Under these exemptions, you are entitled to Social Security disability claims in Baltimore. I can help you get your benefits and start living again. If you are searching for an attorney to help you with Social Security, I’m your man. Having a disability is challenging and should not be overlooked by anyone. Don’t hesitate to get the benefits you need today by contacting me for your free consultation.
When Should I Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits?
In most cases, you can file for Social Security disability benefits the day after you stop working. If you believe that you’re unable to work or disabled, you should minimize your waiting time by filing your Social Security disability application as soon as possible. It can take three to five months to process an application for disability benefits.
When Am I Eligible to Receive Benefits?
You must be totally disabled in order to qualify for Social Security disability benefits. This means that your injury or illness does not allow you to perform any substantial gainful work and is expected to last for at least one year or to result in death. You must have also earned wages and paid into the Social Security system for at least 20 of the previous 40 quarters.
What Can a Social Security Disability Claims Lawyer Do for Me?
The Social Security disability claims process is not easy to go through on your own. A Social Security disability claims attorney will ensure that you have all the necessary materials and assist you in completing all the forms required for a benefits claim application or approval. A Social Security disability claims lawyer can also provide assistance at any point during the application or appeals process, freeing up your time and relieving your burden.
My SSD Application Was Denied. Can I Apply Again?
Yes, you should apply again. It’s common to be denied for Social Security disability benefits, but many applicants are accepted after they apply again with the assistance of an attorney. If you receive a “Notice of Disapproved Claim,” you are able to appeal the decision. There are four levels of appeal, and you must complete them in the appropriate order. After your initial denial and for any subsequent claim rejections, you have 60 days to file your appeal. The final level of appeal is taking your case to federal court. Jack J. Schmerling, Attorney at Law is here to help throughout all stages of the application or appeal process.
How Do I Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits?
There are multiple ways to apply for Social Security disability benefits. You can do so online at www.socialsecurity.gov. You can also walk into the Social Security office with no appointment necessary. Another way to file is by calling the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213. You can make an appointment to file at their office or set up an appointment to file a claim over the phone.
Do I Need a Lawyer to Represent Me?
It’s not required, but it’s strongly recommended. You can represent yourself in all phases of the Social Security disability benefits application process. But, it’s generally not a good idea because claimants represented by an experienced Social Security disability benefits attorney prevail in their cases more often than those who are not represented. Only 30% of initial Social Security disability claims are approved, which is why it’s so important to have an experienced attorney on your side. Jack J. Schmerling, Attorney at Law has more than 35 years of experience representing people just like you. I offer free consultations and know the ins and outs of Social Security disability law. Contact me today, so I can get started helping you obtain the benefits you deserve.