If you are unable to work due to an accident or injury, you might be entitled to monthly cash payments from the government. Indeed, if you or a loved one has a condition that will prevent you from working for 12 months or more, you could be eligible for social security disability benefits.
Do I Qualify for Disability Benefits?
The Social Security Administration considers an individual totally disabled and entitled to benefits if he or she cannot perform work as they did before, and cannot adjust to another work environment because of their medical condition(s). Additionally, if an individual has been on disability for at least one year, is expected to be on it for at least one year, or is he or she has a terminal condition, they will probably be considered totally disabled. Therefore, these people should be entitled to receive social security benefits.
However, in determining “disability” for the purpose of social security benefits, there are a lot of gray areas. An experienced Maryland disability lawyer can help to fight for your rights and best interests. These attorneys understand the ins and outs of the system. Knowing how the system works helps them prepare a solid case and argue aggressively for you so that you can receive the social security benefits you need and deserve to live your best quality of life possible.
Disability Attorney or Claims Advocate?
There is a significant difference between hiring a professional claims advocate and hiring a bona fide attorney. Attorneys are more skilled at knowing the law and getting down to the business of resolving your case. Many so-called ‘advocates’ merely mail you a packet of claims forms. A packet of forms doesn’t launch a rigorous fight for the benefits you desperately need to pay your medical bills, keep your home paid for, and feed your family. When you’re disabled and already close to the end of your rope, the last thing you need is having to deal with more red tape. You need someone to step up to the plate and go to bat for you.
How Can a Disability Attorney Help Me?
- Social Security disability insurance
- Private disability insurance (aka long-term disability)
- Life insurance claims
- Health insurance claims