The framework for Social Security Disability (SSD) was signed into law decades ago as an amendment to the revolutionary Social Security Act of 1935. Although our government is an imperfect institution, this was an instance when they got things right. Extending Social Security benefits to the disabled Americans enabled them to establish themselves in a society that often overlooked them. Although SSD benefit checks have never made anyone rich, they have helped hundreds of thousands live healthier, more productive lives in spite of their disabilities.
However, getting SSD benefits isn’t as simple as filling out a form and mailing it in. The application process can be complex and confusing for folks who don’t know how the system works. There are specific requirements that must be met in order to be considered for SSD benefits, and if you fail to properly document just one of those requirements, chances are you’ll be denied. In fact, more than two-thirds of all applications are initially denied. Believe us when we say, there’s nothing more discouraging than receiving that denial notice.
Thankfully, there’s something you can do to greatly increase your chances of securing benefits, and that’s calling a lawyer. An experienced Texas Social Security Disability attorney knows the system and the application process well, and can give you the best chance of securing benefits in your appeal. If you’ve been denied Social Security Disability benefits, a lawyer may be able to help. At Daniel Stark, we’ll be happy to review your application for free and steer you in the right direction for securing benefits.