Childhood Disability benefits claim requires proving that the disability existed before age 22. The problem in one recent case was that the client was almost 45 years old when he applied. In order to be successful, we had to prove disability going back 23 years. By working with the client, we were able to develop a record that supported the claim. The Judge required two hearings, and finally awarded benefits.
I was able to be successful because of personal attention. I spend time with my clients to determine how to best assist the client with their claim. Every person and every claim is different. Trying to figure out the claim over the phone just does not work. I personally meet with clients. By getting to know my clients, I can advise them on what can be done to help their claim. This personal attention is crucial.