Being mentally or physically disabled can make everyday tasks quite difficult to perform without some amount of help. Many folks may initially find it embarrassing or unnecessary to ask for help. However, over time, they may come to realize that there is nothing wrong with getting some assistance and that doing so sooner rather than later can make life considerably easier.
Navigating the complicated government benefits system to seek economic support can also be difficult, whether you suffer from a severe condition or not. Unfortunately, there are many people who feel like they can’t or shouldn’t ask for help in this area either. In too many cases, this failure to reach out for support leads to denied or delayed claims that have costly consequences. If you are in a position to seek disability benefits, you should understand that there are a few reasons why asking for help can be crucial.
To begin with, you likely are navigating the Social Security disability benefits system for the first time. You may not know what missteps to avoid and what you can do to speed the application process along. Working with an attorney who has been through this countless times can provide you with the benefit of experience.
An attorney can also be an advocate for you if the Social Security Administration or your doctors are making things difficult for you. If your claim is denied or if you are having trouble securing the necessary medical records to support your application, you can rely on your attorney to seek a resolution rather than having to deal with it yourself.
Finally, you may not know that there are ways to maximize your benefits through higher payments and seeking payments through multiple outlets. Without this knowledge, you could miss out on crucial payments that could help you considerably.
For these and many other reasons, having an attorney by your side when pursuing SSDI and other benefits can prove to be quite valuable. For information on the attorneys at our firm and our experience with SSDI claims, please visit our website.