It’s no surprise that your Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits were denied – did you know that the government automatically denies most applications for disability benefits?
Whether you are about to apply for benefits or they have already been denied, odds are you will need a South Carolina Social Security Disability lawyer to help you cut through the red tape and claim the benefits that you are entitled to receive.
How Can a SC Social Security Disability Lawyer Help Me?
Without question, the best time to consult a disability lawyer is before you file the application. Your South Carolina Social Security Disability attorney at Axelrod and Associates can help you to make sure that there are no unintentional mistakes on your application and that your application is completed to the government’s satisfaction.
Even if you have submitted the application and it was denied, however, your disability attorney in Myrtle Beach can still help you to claim your benefits. Your lawyer can help you to:
- Fill out and submit your benefits application.
- Appeal a rejected application by asking for reconsideration.
- If your application is rejected a second time, appeal by getting you a full hearing with a social security administrative law judge.
- If the judge still denies your benefits, appeal to the Appeals Board.
- If the Appeals Board does not grant your benefits, file suit in the federal court to overturn their decision.
Your disability lawyer at Axelrod and Associates will help you to complete the necessary paperwork and gather the evidence that you need to prove your claim to the Administrative Law Court or the Appeals Board.
We will help you to get the medical opinions that you need from your doctors, obtain your medical records, and present your case to establish your disability and why you are entitled to benefits.
What Other Benefits are Available?
Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are available for workers who have been employed for the minimum amount of time but who have become disabled.
What if you have not worked long enough to be eligible? If you do not qualify because you have not worked and contributed to the system long enough, you may still be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits if you have become disabled and if you meet the income requirements.
If your spouse was killed and they were eligible for SSD, you may also be eligible for survivor’s benefits.
Myrtle Beach and Rock Hill SC Social Security Disability Attorneys
If you have become disabled and believe that you are entitled to Social Security Disability benefits, contact a disability attorney as soon as possible. If you have already applied on your own and it was denied, contact a disability lawyer immediately to find out how to appeal the decision.