How Can a San Antonio Attorney Help My Social Security Claim?
In the 1930s and 40s, FDR created programs in order to end the Great Depression and help all American citizens who were affected by it. This attempt to bolster the economy and prosperity of American citizens was called the New Deal and included, among others, the WPA, which helped create many San Antonio landmarks such as Alamo Stadium and parts of the Riverwalk. More importantly, another one of these programs was Social Security.
Originally, Social Security was only a retirement program when it started in January of 1940. That’s over 60 years of help for older American citizens who may need it. In 1954, disability benefits were added to the program, called Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
SSDI ensures that those who suffer from disabilities or who are injured while working and suffer a temporary or permanent disability will receive benefits as well. This means that if you are unable to work, you will not lose all of your income. Regaining lost income means less stress as you heal from your injuries or learn to live with your changed physical state. Anyone is free to apply to this program and may do so on their own or with the help of an attorney.
According to the Social Security Administration, 56 million Americans live with a disability. That is 1 in 5 citizens. Many of those live right here in San Antonio. Are you one of them? Have you tried on your own to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance and been unsuccessful? You may be interested in learning how a San Antonio attorney can help your social security claim.
Due to the program’s long history and the growing population of the United States, and particularly San Antonio, the wait for an SSDI hearing can take months, even years. A San Antonio Social Security Disability claims attorney can help speed up this process. There are countless forms to fill out, medical history knowledge to obtain, and phone calls to make to offices. An attorney can help you do this. With the help of a personal injury lawyer from Carabin Shaw, you can focus your time on other important parts of your life and rest easy knowing your claim is in the best possible hands.
The Social Security Administration is very strict on SSDI deadlines and eligibility requirements. The SSA’s definition of “disabled” is rigid, and you must have all of the proper documentation such as medical history, forms, medication lists, diagnoses, lists of medical professionals who have treated you, and more. The deadlines are rigid as well, and the SSA will not approve late submissions.
A San Antonio injury lawyer, like those at Carabin Shaw, knows these deadlines and requirements. We are able to review your case (at no charge!) and make suggestions for how to proceed. We assist in the procurement of medical history, forms, and all other necessary information. We can even give you tips on what to wear and say at your hearing. We can represent you in your hearing with the SSDI board. If your claim is denied, an attorney can and will assist you in appealing the decision. A San Antonio attorney can help your social security claim by doing all of the above, so that you may spend time with your family or looking for other ways to regain your full income.
There is no reason that you should suffer lost income or wait years to be able to receive benefits. Contact Carabin Shaw so our San Antonio attorneys can help your social security claim get approved. We are happy to help, and the initial consultation is free.
To learn more about how our attorneys can help your claim succeed, call our offices in San Antonio at 210.222.2288, or call us day or night, toll-free, at 1.800.862.1260.