Social Security disability benefits are available in Missouri, but the claim process can be a long, drawn-out affair. The process is complex; it is not made any easier because you are dealing with your disability and its effects. The Social Security Administration demands a great deal of information to support the claim. Without it, your chances of success are slim. Even if you have the information, approval of your claim is not guaranteed.
If you have prepared the initial claim, only to have it rejected, or you find that you cannot understand what needs to be done, you may wish to consider getting qualified legal assistance.
The Benefits of Hiring a Social Security Lawyer
The best Social Security lawyers are happy to provide you with a no-cost opportunity to discuss your case before the submission of a claim. Once you have hired the lawyer, you can be assured that your claim will be developed properly, and the claim will be supported by all applicable medical data and other reports. In many cases, people in Missouri that elect to claim by themselves file too much in the way of documentation or not enough; either of which tends to jeopardize the chances of success.
Even with the assistance of a lawyer, there is no guarantee that the initial claim will be granted. In the event the claim is denied, your lawyer will request a hearing with an administrative law judge. Your lawyer will prepare you for the questions that you can expect to be asked by the ALJ and, in some cases, vocational experts.
An experienced lawyer knows the system, he, or she is comfortable in discussing your disability and your limitations with the judge so that you will get the Social Security disability benefits you deserve.
If you are having difficulty with your claim for Social Security disability benefits, contact the Grundy Disability Group in Missouri. To request a free evaluation of your case, visit http://www.grundydisabilitygroup.com. Like us on our facebook page.