If you’re applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, there are a number of things you need to consider before you even begin the application process. Are you filing for SSD or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits? Do you have enough work credits to qualify? Can you prove that your injuries or disability will keep you out of work for at least the next year? These questions aren’t meant to intimidate you, but we can understand if they do.

Filing for Social Security Disability benefits is a hard road. There’s so much more to do than simply filling out a form or answering a few questions online. Thousands of applicants underestimate the process every year, which is why more than two-thirds of all applicants are denied. That’s thousands of folks left wondering how they’re going to provide for themselves and their families now that they’ve been denied. If they had called a lawyer, things might have been different.

An experienced Social Security Disability lawyer knows the application process inside and out. They can help you avoid the pitfalls many applicants fall into so your application is part of the one-third that secure benefits.

If you’ve been denied Social Security Disability benefits, don’t make the same mistake with your appeal. Consider talking to an experienced Social Security Disability attorney and help give yourself the best chance of getting the benefits you and your family deserve.