The necessity of filing for disability benefits is supposed to be straightforward. Unfortunately, many find that their first attempt is denied. The best approach is to consult with one of the local Fox Valley Social Security Disability attorneys up front. Here is what this one action could mean for your claim.

The attorney will look over the specifics of your situation and ensure you meet the qualifications for receiving disability benefits. This is the first step toward filing the claim. Your attorney will also provide some help in assembling the information that you will need to provide.

Your legal counsel can also help in terms of preparing the application. It’s not unusual for applications to be denied because of incomplete answers or information that seems to be conflicting at first glance. An attorney will review it all before submission, increasing the odds of being approved the first time.

You will also find that any of the Fox Valley Social Security Disability attorneys will be on hand to help if the claim is denied. That means seeking a hearing before a review board. You do not have to be present at the hearing; your legal counsel will take care of that. Even with a previous rejection, the odds are high that you will be approved for disability this time. The benefits may be made retroactive to the date of your first application.

Never feel you have to navigate the process of seeking disability benefits by yourself. With help from an attorney, the odds of receiving what you deserve are much higher.

For more information, please contact Gillick, Wicht, Gillick & Graf