Social Security Benefits Often Denied
If you are disabled and have been unable to work for at least a year, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits if you have worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes during your years of employment. Unfortunately, what many Coloradans have discovered is that determining their eligibility for benefits often can be a long and frustrating process.
Typically in Colorado about 70 percent of individuals who apply for Social Security Disability the first time are denied. It usually takes around 100 days to receive a decision on whether or not you will be awarded benefits from your first application. In general appeals for reconsideration after you’ve been denied take another 60 days. The longest wait is for your appeal before an administrative judge, which on average takes about a year in most areas of the country.1
While it is possible to apply for benefits on your own without the help of legal counsel, what many people are finding out is that the most effective way to obtain the benefits they deserve and need is to consult with an attorney experienced in the workings of the Social Security Disability process.
A knowledgeable attorney will gather the information you need to make your case effectively, file your paperwork with the Social Security Administration on your behalf, and present your case to best advantage. The attorneys at Bachus & Schanker, LLC also are experienced at cross examining physicians and other expert witnesses and are adept at articulating the details of a case in a way that makes the most compelling argument in their clients’ favor.
Better Success With Social Security Disability Applications
Your best opportunity to win Social Security Disability is to have your application made correctly the first time it is sent in to the government. Bachus & Schanker, LLC will give your case the best presentation. We will guide you every step of the way through the process of dealing with the government so you have the best chance of receiving the maximum benefits to which you are entitled. We also have great success working with disabled Coloradans on their legal appeals.
For more information about filing a Social Security Disability claim or appeal with the help of the experienced attorneys of Bachus & Schanker, LLC, call 866-277-6711 for a free consultation.
Social Security Disability Resource Center, http://www.ssdrc.com