New Lenox Social Security Attorneys
What You Need to Know About Social Security
Like most government programs, the Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income programs are difficult to understand. Likewise the process of applying for benefits, and appealing your claim if it's denied, is also difficult to grasp. These challenges are often made more difficult because claimants are often in pain, limited in their mobility, or caught off-guard by serious medical problems.
At the New Lenox, Illinois, law firm of Marshall W. Conick, Attorney at Law, we help claimants: 1) understand Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income, and 2) pursue benefits.
If You Are Disabled, You Have a Right to Benefits
The laws that created Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income also protect the rights of claimants suffering from illness and injury. If you have been gainfully employed, you have been paying into the Social Security Disability system and have a right to draw benefits from this pay-in, draw-out system. If you have not been gainfully employed, you may still have access to some benefits through the Supplemental Security Income program, which provides benefits even for those who have not contributed to the program.
Delays and Rejections Are Normal
If you have applied for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits and have had your claim denied, there is no reason to assume you won't be approved later. The vast majority of claims are denied at the time of application. Later, at the administrative hearing and appeal, you can present your case with all accompanying information to support your claim that you 1) are disabled and unable to work, and 2) are owed benefits.
The Law Firm of Marshall W. Conick, Attorney at Law, Can Help
The claims process for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits doesn't necessarily follow the procedures, rules of evidence and proof that apply in other legal situations. The Social Security Administration and administrative law judges look for very specific information to support claims of disability. Witnesses, testimony and documentation must all be presented correctly or they will have no affect. Claimants are almost always frustrated that their case, which looked clear-cut and decisive, was denied.
For years Attorney Marshall Conick has represented clients making a claim for Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income claims, and has successfully represented those clients by not only thoroughly preparing their cases but also by working closely with the clients from the beginning to the end of their case. The result? Income and benefits for the vast majority of clients. Every case is different, so contact Marshall W. Conick, Attorney at Law, to discuss the specifics of your case.
If you have questions regarding Social Security Disability law, don't drive all the way to downtown Chicago. Instead, contact our firm which is conveniently located in New Lenox, just off Route 30. We offer free initial consultations, are available for evening and weekend appointments, and recover no fee unless we win; fees in Social Security cases are limited by federal law. To contact a lawyer, call (630) 953-9055.
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