Do you need a Social Security Disability (SSD) lawyer?

Do you need a Social Security Disability (SSD) lawyer?

Category: Disability Law


The Social Security Administration (SSA) is the federal agency responsible for providing benefits to those who qualify. If you think that you or someone in your family may be eligible for social security disability benefits, it is very important that you contact an attorney who specializes in this area of law. There are many steps involved when applying for social security disability and a lawyer can help guide you through each step in the process.

What is a Social Security Disability Lawyer?

A Social Security disability lawyer is a lawyer who has experience in helping people with their disability benefits. They can help you with the paperwork and appeals process, as well as with any hearings that may be required. If you need help getting your social security disability benefits reinstated, then a social security disability lawyer is exactly what you need to hire right away!

What does a Social Security Disability Lawyer do?

Social Security Disability lawyers provide legal advice, prepare and file applications for benefits, interpret laws and regulations, and provide legal representation in administrative hearings. They also represent clients in federal court where there are complex issues of law that have not been resolved by the lower courts. Social Security Disability attorneys also represent clients in state court when their injuries or illnesses meet the state’s definition of disability. They may then participate in any appeal from a state court decision to a higher state court or federal court.

Do I need a Social Security Disability Lawyer?

If you are denied social security disability benefits, then it is possible that you need to hire a lawyer. There are several options available to appeal the decision and request an administrative hearing. If these methods fail, then you can file a lawsuit in Federal District Court.

If your application is denied by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and you believe that they made an error, you may be able to persuade them to reconsider their decision. We do this by submitting a written request for reconsideration of your case along with any new evidence that supports your claim for benefits. If we receive no response from SSA within 60 days of sending our request for review (and sometimes even if we do), we will file an appeal on behalf of our client so long as there are grounds upon which we can base such an appeal. Appeals must be filed within 60 days after receiving notice of denial or cessation of payments under Title II & XVI of the Social Security Act (the federal law governing disability claims).

If you have questions about applying for or receiving social security disability benefits, please contact an attorney.

If you have questions about applying for or receiving social security disability benefits, please contact an attorney.

Your social security disability lawyer can review your application and help you if your claim is denied. Your lawyer may also represent you when appealing a denial of benefits to the Appeals Council or in federal court, depending on the circumstances of your case. If your appeal has been denied, they may also assist with filing an administrative motion seeking reconsideration by SSA officials.

If SSA suspends your benefits due to medical improvement (MMI), the suspension ends once all conditions triggering the suspension are resolved and there is no longer any indication of MMI in their view. In other words, once all conditions have been resolved, SSA will determine that there is no longer an objective basis for determining whether an individual who meets certain criteria has recovered from his/her impairment(s) such that he/she can return to work on a full-time basis without any special work accommodations; at least until further developments arise indicating otherwise (such as new symptoms). The next step would be appealing this decision by filing another administrative motion with SSA requesting immediate reinstatement of benefits pending resolution of newly-discovered evidence not previously considered by its decision makers during their initial determination process.[3][4]

Appeals to various decisions made by Social Security Administration officials regarding eligibility determinations include requests for reconsideration where evidence was not considered; requests for waiver where a statutory requirement was overlooked; appeals contesting decisions made under Title IIIA and Title XVI (collectively known as “SSI”); appeals contesting decisions made under Title XIX (Medicaid); requests for review after having exhausted administrative remedies without success; requests regarding non-disability related issues such as fee determinations and benefit payment histories.[5][6]


If you have questions about applying for or receiving social security disability benefits, please contact us for a free consultation.

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