You Need Every Advantage to Win Disability Benefits
If your claim for Social Security Disability or SSI is denied, it is a good idea to consult an attorney with experience in this area of the law. In fact, it is a good idea to talk to an attorney before you file your claim to help you protect your rights and improve your chances.
You have the right to be represented by legal counsel at all levels of the administrative process. But do you need legal counsel? Technically, you can file and appeal your own claims. Statistically, claimants represented by attorneys have been more successful in winning benefits than claimants who chose to represent themselves.
An attorney is able to:
- Gather medical records and other evidence to support your claim
- Review and analyze your case under Social Security regulations
- Obtain your Social Security Administration file to ensure the agency has a complete record of all your impairments
- Reopen prior applications
- Ensure you have a fair hearing
- Appeal all denials in a timely manner, including federal court appeals
We aim to lower your stress level and raise your chances of success. Our goal is to take away your worries and take on the details of getting you qualified for disability benefits.
Experienced Ohio Social Security Disability Lawyers
Hoglund, Chwialkowski & Mrozik, PLLC (formally known as Northwest Disability Services), has represented over 20,000 clients at all administrative levels. Our Social Security Disability lawyers practice exclusively in this area of the law, so we can capably review your case and put you in the best position to get approved for benefits and back pay.
We are ready to discuss your case with you at no charge for the initial consultation. This includes assisting you in all claims and appeals, including initial filing of your application, submitting claims for reconsideration, preparing you and representing you in your administrative hearing, or appealing an adverse ruling to the Appeals Council or federal court.
You generally have 60 days at each stage to file an appeal. Once this window closes, you may forfeit your rights to appeal. It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible after your claim is denied or to give your attorney the adequate time to prepare your case.
Most claims are rejected because the claimant did not provide enough medical evidence or omitted information, or because the SSA failed to apply the correct legal standards. This is one reason why you need a Social Security Disability lawyer.
Convenience, Compassion and Competence in Disability Law
You can call us day or night at 855-513-4844 (toll free) or contact us to arrange a free consultation. With 35-plus offices around Ohio, we have a convenient location near you. We also offer free in-home consultations within 50 miles of our office locations.
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