If you want to apply for Social Security benefits, finances are probably tight, and hiring a disability attorney is likely the last thing on your mind. However, these lawyers understand such troubles and fight relentlessly to secure all the benefits for which their clients are eligible—which is often more than just disability. Below, the compassionate team at Bronnberg & Henriquez PC, serving Bayside, Garden City, and the surrounding areas, explains how a Social Security attorney will help at every stage of the application process.
3 Ways a Disability Attorney Can Help
1. Determine Eligibility
Because the application is fairly demanding, a disability attorney will ensure you meet the minimum requirements before starting the process. This will prevent you from wasting your time or energy on pursuing a dead-end. Your lawyer will also review any eligibility for other government programs, so you can ultimately secure the maximum compensation possible.
2. Gather Evidence
The application calls for various types of supporting documents, which an attorney will gather on your behalf. Seasoned lawyers know what the Social Security Administration (SSA) considers adequate proof of a disability, and they will ensure clients submit official documents that meet the SSA’s exacting standards. This might include medical records, witness statements, and expert testimony from health care professionals.
3. Prepare for the Hearing
An attorney will ensure you are prepared to answer questions the SSA is likely to ask during the disability hearing. Since it will determine the outcome of your case, it is essential to take advantage of all the resources at your disposal when preparing, which includes quality legal counsel.
If you want to apply for benefits or file an appeal, turn to the talented team at Bronnberg & Henriquez PC, proudly serving clients throughout Nassau County, including those in Queens and the Bronx. With over 30 years of combined experience, they’ll provide you with the personalized service you need to get the compensation you deserve. Follow them on Facebook for news and updates, visit them online to learn more about their expertise in this practice area, and call (718) 714-8542 to schedule an initial consultation with a disability attorney today.