Social Security Disability Lawyers in Albuquerque
Have you recently sustained a serious injury or been diagnosed with a disability that impacts your employment? If so, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits.
Even if it appears that you are eligible, however, the complex web of regulations and administration involved in the approval process can be overwhelming and obstacle-ridden without the help of our Albuquerque Social Security Disability lawyers.
Unfortunately, many applicants are surprised to be denied the first time they submit an application. Working with an experienced disability attorney can help increase your chances of being approved so that you can begin receiving benefits sooner rather than later.
We offer a free consultation for individuals who need help with their first application or handling the administrative process if you have already been denied. Since we work on a contingency fee basis, we are not paid unless you receive your benefits.
Call 1-800-503-2000 to speak with a representative about your claim.
Disability Benefits Qualification
The Social Security Administration manages two types of disability benefit programs: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). There are different requirements for eligibility for each of these programs, but in general, applicants must meet the requirements of being disabled.
In order to be classified as disabled, the applicant must meet the following qualifications:
- Have an illness or disability that makes him or her unable to do the work he or she did before
- The nature of the disability is such that the applicant cannot do another type of work
- The disability has already lasted 12 months or is expected to last a minimum of 12 months
The major distinction between SSDI and SSI has to do with your work history. Those individuals without a work history will generally only be eligible for SSI benefits. The Social Security Administration evaluates your medical records and your work history to determine your benefits.
The Administration realizes that there are particular conditions that are nearly always debilitating and the agency maintains a list of impairment listings of many of these conditions. If you have a medical condition outlined in this book, you have a strong chance of having your SSDI application approved.
Our Albuquerque Social Security Disability lawyers will gather documentation and review your medical records to demonstrate how your medical condition prevents you from working.
Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits
It can be tedious or even confusing to put together a disability application. Even one missing detail or small mistake can compromise your chances of having the application approved. This is why you should work with a disability attorney from the outset to increase your chances of success. Submitting your paperwork properly on the first application can help you receive benefits sooner.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.
What to Do if Your SSD Claim is Denied
Most people might give up after hearing that their claim has been denied, but it is a better idea to speak with our Albuquerque Social Security Disability lawyers immediately. Reviewing the denial and obtaining additional medical records may be essential for strengthening your claim. Many people who apply for benefits might be denied immediately but may be approved in the appeals process.
Hiring the right Albuquerque Social Security Disability lawyers to help with your appeal is critical so that you can increase your chances of being approved and getting your benefits. If you do not move forward to appeal your claim immediately, you may lose out on essential benefits. Our law firm has been helping individuals with appeals for years and we understand the common reasons that claims are initially denied and what needs to be done to rectify your application.
The appeals process can be confusing because there are four different levels of appeal. Without the insight of our Albuquerque Social Security Disability lawyers, it can be challenging to figure out your next steps.
That is why our lawyers work hard to assist you with each stage, including:
- Reconsideration review
- The administrative law judge hearing
- The Appeals Council hearing
- A federal district court lawsuit
Our Albuquerque Social Security Disability Lawyers are Here to Help You
No matter where you find yourself in the process, an experienced disability attorney can help you put together a compelling case. We give each case our personal attention and work hard to get you the benefits you need. Contact our office today for your free consultation.