Social Security Disability Lawyer in Reno
At Shook & Stone, we understand the pressures you can be experiencing if a physical or mental condition has made it difficult or impossible to continue working. When this impairment brings a threat to your financial wellbeing, our lawyers have the resources and tools to help your claim get approved. No matter what walk of life you are in, the Reno Social Security disability attorneys at our firm can help you with the entire benefit process involving the following situations:
Appealing the Claim
With the large number of new applications for Social Security disability benefits each year, about two thirds of claims will be denied. Many denials are a result of errors in the application process. If you are denied, you can begin the appeals process with a request for reconsideration, a hearing with the administrative law judge and an appearance before the Appeals Counsel
Denied SSD Benefits
About three of every ten Americans apply for Social Security disability benefits, and out of that number, only one of every three are accepted. The large percentage of those who are denied is based on simple mistakes on the application and the fact that not everyone can be accepted.
Not all disabilities are considered physical impairments. There are many mental disorders that can qualify an individual for Social Security disability benefits. Some of these include schizophrenia, paranoia, personality disorders, mental retardation, and others.
Most Social Security disability benefit claims are accepted on the basis of a physical impairment. If your physical impairment no longer allows you to work and make an income, your physical impairment will have to meet the Social Security Administration's guidelines.
Social Security Disability Benefits
A lawyer from our firm can help you determine if you are eligible for disability benefits. In order to qualify, you must be disabled and have enough work credits. The rules and process of this procedure is very complicated. The process of applying should be completed with the assistance of a knowledgeable lawyer.
Supplemental Security Income
In order to qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, you must be at least 65 years old or disabled, have a limited income, have met the specific qualifications for your monetary assets and must be a U.S. citizen.
The SSD Process
It is important to remember that the Social Security disability process takes time. It can take a minimum of three to six months and if the claim is denied, the process can take a year or longer. The initial application process can begin the moment you file a claim. A lawyer can help you through the entire process.
Assistance Obtaining the Claim You Deserve
If you are experiencing any issues with Social Security disability benefits or would simply like a lawyer's help through the process, one of our attorneys at Shook & Stone can help! With years' of experience and a reputation of success, we are prepared to take on your case! We are on your side and therefore, you do not have to worry about dealing with any government paperwork or problems that may arise. We can take responsibility for your claim, so contact our firm today!