Green Bay Social Security Disability Attorney

No disrespect to David, but he only beat one giant; Green Bay has defeated the New York Giants 30 times.

Similarly, when you apply for Social Security disability, the complexity and detail of the application process can feel overwhelming; and when your claim is denied you realize that taking on the agency without representation is a bigger task than you thought. The people of Green Bay never back down from Giants. If you are eligible for Social Security disability, you have a legal right to recover those benefits. After all, every time you have collected a paycheck, you have been paying into the system. Once your time of need comes, you deserve to be fairly compensated.

Representation In Green Bay

If you live in Green Bay, Don Chewning will be there for you in person to help with your application or appeal to the Social Security Administration. Having experience with you through every step of the process increases your probability of a successful appeal for benefits; Social Security even admits this to be the case.

Having local representation means that your attorney will be able to attend your hearing with you, presenting evidence and rebuttal on your behalf. Large out-of-state firms can’t provide your case with the level of attention it needs.

We Can Help You Get Your Application Right the First Time

It is critical that you get your application right the first time. Recovering full and fair SSDI benefits is never easy. Even a minor technical mistake could result in an unfavorable decision. In fact, according to data provided by the Social security Administration (SSA), as many as 70 percent of initial social security disability applications are denied. However, many denied claims are overturned about review. The SSA simply denies far too many legitimate claims. When initially filing a claim, an experienced attorney can help you ensure that your application is pristine. However, if your claim does get denied, you are not out of options.

Understanding Why Your Claims Was Denied

In the event that your claim is denied, you need to take the time to understand precisely why it happened. The SSA should send you an official denial letter that explains their decision. Specifically, your denial letter should include the following four things:

  • A statement explaining that your claim has been denied;
  • A brief account of your circumstances and your physical conditions;
  • A detailed list of all the information that was used in assessing your case; and
  • An analysis that explains the reasons behind their final decision.

Why Do Social Security Disability Claims Get Denied?

Your claim might have been denied for a wide variety of reasons. Though, generally there is some issue with your application or the perception of the severity of your injuries. Some of the more common reasons for denial include:

  • Failing to meet income requirements;
  • A medical condition that is not deemed to be severe enough to qualify;
  • The perceived failure to follow the doctor’s orders;
  • The SSA determining that the claimant is uncooperative or lacks candor:
  • The lack of medical evidence to support a claim; and
  • An error in the application.

Regardless of the reasoning behind the decision, a initial denial does not necessarily mean that you are out of luck. As was mentioned, the majority of initial applications are denied. You can keep fighting for your benefits and a qualified social security disability attorney can help.

How Does the Appeals Process Work?

In the event that you do decide to appeal you claim, it is imperative that you speak to an experienced Wisconsin social security disability lawyer as soon as possible. Your attorney will review your claim in detail and will be able navigate the appeals process. The social security disability appeals process is notoriously complex. There are four different levels of review:

  • Reconsideration: The first step of appeal is known as reconsideration. In essence, this simply means that the Social Security Administration will take a fresh look at your application. A person from the agency who did not participate in the initial decision will review your file from the beginning.
  • Administrative Hearing: Following reconsideration, if you have still not been granted benefits, you can appeal your case to an administrative law judge. This will also be a fresh review of your case. Further, you will be able to introduce evidence and witnesses that support your case.
  • Appeals Council: If the administrative law judge issues an adverse decision, you may seek to have that decision reviewed by the appeals council. Few favorable decisions are issues at this stage, but it is a necessary step that must be taken before your case can move on to court.
  • Federal Court: Finally, in some disability denial cases, you may need to take your claim all of the way to federal court. When you reach this stage, the court will be able to review all aspects of your claim.

You Need to Act Quickly

A well crafted social security application takes a considerable amount of time and effort to prepare. Once you do submit your application, it will take the SSA as long as six months to respond. In the unfortunate event that your claim is denied, you will only have 60 days to submit an appeal. If you fail to submit a timely appeal, you will likely lose out on your legal rights. Do not let this happen to you. Take action today.

Let’s Get Started

Our team has extensive experience handling all aspects of social security disability claims. We have helped many people in Green Bay obtain their benefits. Further, there are no upfront costs for our service, we will not charge a fee unless we win your case. No matter where you are in the process of your application, give Chewning Legal a call. There are no fees until we secure your benefits for you.