When you become disabled and it looks like you may be facing the repercussion of being unable to work, you need to begin the lengthy application process for Social Security disability benefits as soon as possible. Assembling the information necessary to apply for your benefits could take several days to several weeks. Social Security can take 3 to 5 months to respond to your application. If you live in Fond du Lac, this probably means getting your records from the Aurora and Agnesian medical offices you’ve been treating with.
You can commence your application by contacting the Fond du Lac Social Security Office or by going online to Social Security’s website. You can also contact Chewning Legal, LLC and we can assist your with your application. You shouldn’t count on a visit to Ma & Pa’s on the Miracle Mile to yield a big payoff either. Give Chewning Legal a call to get started right now. You pay no fee unless you receive your benefits and the fee is set by Social Security.
Even though Social Security usually rejects most applications, forcing people to go through the appeals process, it is still important that your initial application be accurate and as free from errors and omissions as possible. For instance, if you are 50 years or older, an accurate description of your work history can be critical. When it comes time to work through the appeals process, we will help you file your request for reconsideration within the 60-day deadline.
If a hearing is required, we will be able to attend with you to explain your disability. For Fond du Lac-area residents, the hearings are held at a hearing site in Oshkosh. The hearings are often conducted via video-teleconference with judges based out of the Milwaukee Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. Attorney Don Chewning has appeared at hundreds of hearings at the Oshkosh hearing site and will help you compile a complete medical record will be there to present your case. Mr. Chewning will meet with you prior to your hearing, unlike many representatives from national companies.
If you are unable to travel to his office in Two Rivers, he is willing to meet with you at your home in Fond du Lac. Your hearing is somewhat like a mini- trial,and being prepared and understanding what his client’s life and problems are like is vitally important to presenting the case in court. You will want to have Don Chewning’s extensive experience by your side for your hearing.
Give us a call today and let’s get started.