You must not be working, and have a disability that is expected to last or has lasted 12 months. You also must have sufficient earnings (work) history
Generally, the Judges only want to hear from you, but in some instances I do call other witnesses. I will be with you, and I will prepare you for the hearing so you will know what to expect.
Our fee is usually 25% of the retroactive benefits or $6,000, whichever is less. We only get paid if we are successful.
First, there is no fee to meet with us to discuss your claim. If you do hire us, we would only get paid if we win. The fee would be paid from past-due benefits only. We do not charge for the cost of getting your medical records.
You must be disabled and “impoverished” or you must be over 65 and “impoverished.
Your attorney can make sure that the appeal is properly filed after social security denies your application. Generally, you have 65 days from the date of a denial letter to file an appeal. Your attorney will also request medical records to support your claim. Finally, your attorney will represent you at the hearing with the administrative law judge.
A person is considered disabled if he has a physical, emotional, or combination of conditions that render him unable to work, considering his age, education and past work history. The condition must have existed for one year or be expected to last one year, or to result in death.
You may get retroactive social security disability benefits going back prior to your application. There are no retroactive benefits for supplemental security income prior to the application.