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Social Security/Disability

DENIED SOCIAL SECURITY/DISABILITY?

It’s frustrating to be denied for Social Security benefits when you know you can’t work. The Social Security Administration (SSA) is an agency of the federal government. The SSA uses a complex and often confusing system to determine who receives benefits and who does not. KNOWING that you are disabled will not get you benefits. You have to prove your disability to the SSA.

When is a person considered disabled?

  • You can’t do the type of work that you did before.
  • You cannot adjust to new work because of your medical condition(s).
  • Your disability has or is expected to last at least 12 months.

Two ways to prove disability:

1. Specific Diagnosis: The Social Security Administration has a list of medical conditions that will qualify a person for disability benefits. Although the list is fairly long, some of the common conditions included on it are: Heart Disease, Diabetes, Depression, Cancer, Fibromialgia, Hepatitis C, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Spinal Injuries, Lupus, Lung Disease, Bipolar, etc. If you have been diagnosed with one or more of these conditions you may qualify for benefits simply based on your diagnosis.

2. Effect of Medical Condition(s): If your medical condition(s) is not recognized by the Social Security Administration as automatically disabling, you can qualify for benefits by proving that the effects of your particular medical condition prevent you from working. Many people qualify for benefits this way. It is important to consider ALL of your medical conditions when taking this approach.

Most Disability claims are denied:

It is estimated that approximately 70% of all disability claims are denied at least once. Does that surprise you? It shouldn’t. The Social Security Administration is an agency of the federal government. There are countless forms, rules and other formalities that have to be observed. One wrong step and your claim will be denied. Many people think that they can get benefits simply by explaining their medical problems to the SSA. It doesn’t work that way. Your chances of receiving benefits is greatly increased if you have qualified legal representation.

Bradley Law Group ALWAYS has a lawyer at your hearing:

Did you know that many law firms send paralegals or legal assistants to represent people at their disability hearing? The Social Security Administration is fine with this but we are not. Bradley Law Group always has a lawyer present to represent you at your hearing. We believe that you deserve the best representation possible.

How do legal fees work?

Bradley Law Group only collects a fee if you get benefits. There is no legal fee if there is no recovery.

How do I get started?

Call Bradley Law Group for a free consultation. We can explain your rights and determine the best way for you to move forward with your claim. We will give you straight forward and honest advice so that you know where you stand.

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