Meeting the definition of disabled for Social Security benefits is tough without the help of a Social Security Disability lawyer. Many Americans get shocked when they receive a cold rejection notice from the SSA about their applications.
Around 60% of applications are rejected the first time, but you can appeal. If you need to appeal, you will want an SSDI/SSI lawyer to strengthen your application and persuade the hearing that you deserve compensation. If you live in the Carolinas, the team to call is Pilzer Klein.
Why Work With Pilzer Klein?
People applying for SSDI or SSI are often at the lowest point of their lives, and getting rejected as just another case in the system is dehumanizing. Pilzer Klein will give you the personal attention, respect, and dignity you deserve. Here’s what sets us apart from other disability attorneys.
Our team only works in the Carolinas, so we know all the local Social Security offices, health services, and judges. We know how they think and what they look for in appeals and applications. This is an immense advantage over national firms that use the same strategy everywhere.
Support From Beginning to End
From the moment you work with Pilzer Klein, you’ll know who your Social Security disability lawyer is, and your case manager is. These same individuals will take your case as far as it needs to go. If your case gets difficult, we will not drop your case like some lawyers. We will prepare you to speak at your hearing and fight for the benefits you deserve.
Federal Court Representation
Hiring a disability advocate doesn’t mean that you’re hiring an attorney. By going with Pilzer Klein, you’ll get a licensed attorney with the authority to practice in Federal courts. Non-attorney advocates cannot take cases as far as we can.
Social Security Disability Is All We Do
Finally, the only cases our practice handles are disability claims. The Social Security Administration has its own internal legal system for handling claims. That’s what we specialize in. It is all we do.
What to Do if The SSA rejects your Claim
First, don’t panic. Over half of the SSDI applications get rejected, and there are several stages of appeal. However, you need to act quickly to get ready for your appeal. You have a brief window of time to make your appeal so the SSA will review your application again or grant a hearing.
Next, contact Pilzer Klein to review your application and the letters you’ve received. Your initial consultation is free; if you hire us, you’ll owe us nothing unless you get benefits. We can help you improve your application before it gets reviewed by another SSA agent.
It is the most critical moment for your claim if you have received a notice to appear before a hearing. Defending your claim on your own could shut you out of your benefits, benefits that you’re owed after years of paying into the system. Call us immediately if you’ve received such a letter.
Common Reasons for SSDI Rejections
Getting SSDI or SSI benefits means playing by the rules of the Social Security Administration. Disability benefits are meant for people who cannot work because of their physical or mental condition. Any evidence that you might not be disabled or can still work will go against you.
Seeing your doctor regularly for medical care will build up your medical record to show that your injury is serious. You usually have to be disabled for at least a year or have certain conditions that get fast-tracked into the disability system.
You also have to be unable to work. If you earn money above a certain monthly threshold, the SSA will consider you still able to work, and you’ll lose your benefits. If you later find a job you can do despite your disability, speak with us about how it may affect your benefits.
Also, if you use drugs or alcohol, you will probably need to get sober before you can get benefits. The disability judge may claim that your drug use worsens your medical conditions, so they will want to see how you function without them before deciding on benefits.
Speak With a Local Social Security Disability Attorney
Our firm has over 30 years of experience in disability case law. The Social Security Administration’s statistics say applicants have a higher chance of getting benefits when they have representation. Since you don’t have to pay for our services, why not make the smart choice?
Speak with our Carolina Social Security disability attorney by filling out the form on this page or calling Pilzer Klein to schedule a consultation. Your evaluation is free and confidential. We look forward to helping you get the benefits you’re owed.