Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are a vital safety net for thousands of Americans with injuries or disabilities. Yet it’s no secret that getting approved for Social Security Disability benefits (SSD) can be challenging. There may be many steps in the process.
A hearing before an administrative law judge is a critical part of the administrative appeals process. If your initial application was denied, the hearing is likely your best shot for getting a favorable outcome. In fact, according to data from the Social Security Administration, well over 50 percent of applications get approved at the administrative hearing level.
The SSD hearing is your opportunity to present evidence and make a compelling case as to why you are eligible for benefits. Not only must you establish that you meet the threshold eligibility criteria — that you have the required work history, for example — but you must also show that you have a qualifying disability. Putting forth a strong effort at this stage of the proceedings can help you avoid further delays and potential denial.
At the Law Office of Morrin & Sands, we will help you put your best foot forward. Our legal team has more than three decades of experience handling Social Security Disability hearings. We understand the intricate legal standards involved, and we know what types of evidence administrative law judges look for when deciding these cases. Above all, we enjoy making a difference in the lives of people like you.
Many SSD law firms function like a mill, churning out one case after another. At many of these firms, you will not even get to meet your lawyer until moments before the hearing. Such an arrangement can be unsettling and stressful for you.
Our firm does things differently. We will take the time to get to know you personally so that you feel comfortable with our lawyers. You can rely on us to thoroughly prepare your case well before the hearing. You will also meet with our attorneys one-on-one before the hearing so that you know what to expect. With our firm on your side, you can rest assured that your case is in the hands of a trusted professional.
You have nothing to lose by contacting our office in Westbury, New York, to arrange a free consultation. Because we handle SSD cases on a contingency fee basis, you will pay nothing upfront and owe no attorney fees unless we win your case.
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