Why Do You Need a Social Security Disability Lawyer?
Social Security Disability (SSD) is a government program that pays benefits to disabled individuals. The advantages of having a Social Security Disability lawyer to advocate your submission are many. Even the Social Security Administration (SSA) states that your chances of getting SSD approved are much greater with representation. If the SSA denies your initial SSD request, rely on Ohio Social Security Disability lawyers to represent you in the appeals process.
SSD denial is, unfortunately, quite common. And the high denial rate is prevalent nationwide. The SSA tracks statistics at the initial level and the reconsideration level. Reconsideration is the first appeal request in the SSD process. State Disability Determination Services (DDS) agencies have examiners that work on behalf of the SSA to evaluate initial requests. When you receive a denial, the same DDS examiner also makes decisions for reconsideration. The SSA denies and allows SSD at the following rates:
- Initial level
Allow rate: 38.2% Denial rate: 61.8%
- Reconsideration level
Allow rate: 16.2% Denial rate: 83.8%
When appealing a Cincinnati Social Security claims denial, it may take three to four months for the reconsideration to go through the appeals process. Lawyers handle appeals by adding new evidence to the already existing evidence. If the DDS examiner denies the reconsideration there are still further appeals steps, and your attorney must also file for the next appeal action within 60 days. A federal disability judge decides the next appeal, as opposed to a DDS examiner.
The Law Firm of Weisser & Wolf works diligently to obtain an SSD approval for you. You only owe a fee if we win your claim, and per Social Security laws, our payment is a percentage of the back fees owed you.