The short answer is: No, you are not required to hire an attorney to apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) or disability benefits administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
But having an experienced disability lawyer on your side has advantages. The application processes for SSD and veterans disability benefits can be confusing, and a majority of applicants who are otherwise eligible for benefits are denied upon their initial application due to procedural mistakes. Continue reading “Do I Need a Lawyer to File for Disability Benefits?”
Has the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) denied your claim seeking veterans disability benefits?
If you’re a disabled veteran who believes your benefits application was wrongfully denied, you have a right to appeal. Continue reading “Appealing a Denied Veterans Disability Claim”
The Social Security Administration oversees two programs that provide benefits to disabled individuals: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Continue reading “What’s the Difference Between SSD and SSI?”
The Social Security Administration’s budget hasn’t grown for nearly a decade, but the number of Americans receiving retirement or disability benefits is at an all-time high and continues to rise. Continue reading “The Growing Social Security Disability Backlog”
The majority of Social Security Disability applicants are denied benefits upon their initial applications. Rejected claims are common and often the result of missing records, improper filling, or lack of legal advocacy. Continue reading “What if My SSD Claim was Denied?”