If you have applied and been denied or are thinking of applying but aren't sure how to apply or are not familiar with the process you need representation. Unfortunately more than 68% of claims are initially denied. For this reason you need expertise on your side.
Disability is practiced on a contingency fee bases. Meaning, there is no cost to the claimant unless the representative wins the claim on your behalf and backpay is awarded.
Social Security is set by statute. It is currently capped at 25% of any backpay awarded up to $6000.00 of that award.
Veterans Disability Compensation claims are capped at what is considered to be reasonable and customary. This is 20% of any back pay awarded in the claim and cannot be more than 25%.
There may be fees that the claimant is responsible for during the process. These fees would include things like the cost of purchased medical records or travel and lodging if incurred by the representative. You should be notified of any qualifying fees in advance and usually but not always these fees are minimal.
You can apply for disability benefits if you:
Here is what you need to do to apply for benefits online:
Information About Your Medical Condition
We may ask you to provide documents to show that you are eligible, such as:
SSA will accept photocopies of W-2 forms, self-employment tax returns or medical documents, but we must see the original of most other documents, such as your birth certificate. (We will return them to you.)
Do not delay applying for benefits because you do not have all the documents. We will help you get them.
If you do not live in the U.S. or one of its territories you can also contact the nearest U.S. Social Security office, U.S. Embassy or consulate.