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A lawyer for disability benefits understands all the prerequisites of the legal processes by making the client aware of all the measures to follow.

What Do Lawyers for Disability Benefits Do?

Consulting a disability lawyer is all you should do get benefits. Below are some ways how a lawyer for disability benefits can help you:

  • Completing your disability benefits claim application

    The odds of your claim getting approved are high with disability benefits applications, especially if you cannot work or present adequate income for yourself and your family members. Also, it is better to do everything possible to get the claim approved for disability benefits as fast as possible.

    Nevertheless, filling out in-depth state applications and completing complicated paperwork can be immensely confusing and stressful. Hence, unfortunately, many people who apply for disability benefits claims are unsuccessful on their first shot—approximately 70% of primary applications are rejected.

    While this does not necessarily imply you won’t be able to obtain disability benefits, appealing again makes the process lengthier. And not submitting your disability benefit application fast extend your period of financial uncertainty and tension.

    A lawyer for disability who understands the disability lawsuit process can give you a more reasonable possibility of getting approved faster while taking the load off your shoulders.

  • Managing Requests for Additional Documents

    Before a judgment is passed about your disability claim settlement, a disability examiner may ask for extra documentation. And as with the primary application process, these demands can be frustrating and confusing.

    An attorney for disability benefits will be able to manage this for you, guaranteeing you provide the proper documentation while presenting everything fast to keep your lawsuit moving as speedy as possible.

  • Evaluating Your Medical Documents and Other Data

    Besides technical rejections, such as an applicant not completing paperwork appropriately or not having adequate work credits, the second most prevalent type of denial is medical repudiation. These typically arise from insurance applicants not providing adequate medical records in their applications.

    With disability benefits claim applications, you need to exhibit not only all records of your disability—including diagnoses, tests, and other medical records—but also your medical practitioner to prove that your disability is affecting your capacity to work.

    Moreover, even if you obtain regular medical attention from a doctor, if there are no records confirming your incapacity to work, your suit may be rejected. A lawyer disability benefit comprehends the detail required for your medical record and helps guarantee you own the required evidence, helping you avoid a medical rejection.

  • Filing Your Claim Timely and Properly

    One of the most bothersome reasons disability claims are rejected is incorrect application. It could be related to something as easy as mixing words or letters or lacking important details. A lawyer can take the time required to ensure the accuracy of your data and register the claim adequately on your part.

    Furthermore, while there is generally no time limit for applying for disability benefits, the work credits required to obtain benefits lapse—normally within five years of when you were last employed. In addition, you can only obtain retroactive perks for 12 months before being awarded disability benefits.

    A disability benefits attorney is acquainted with all-time restrictions, ensuring you never miss crucial deadlines that could affect your capability to obtain the full advantages you deserve.

  • Advising You of Additional Alternatives for Disability Benefits

    A lawyer's primary job should be to perform everything possible to help you obtain SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) benefits. And an expert lawyer will also assist you in finding different ways to obtain benefits.

    For instance, even if your claim to get SSDI benefits gets rejected, you may be able to obtain Supplemental Security Income (SSI) instead (or sometimes both). SSI (Supplemental Security Income) benefits are not based on job credits, implying you don't have to fulfill requirements for how long you worked and do not need an employment history.

What Do We Mean By Disability Law?

Disability law typically concentrates on disability insurance policies presented by organizations and bought by people. If a person is disabled and cannot work to earn their source of income, they may qualify for disability benefits if their company has a disability insurance plan. Nevertheless, getting disability benefits isn't always effortless.

An experienced disability lawyer can help you file a successful lawsuit and navigate the plea procedure. However, note that disability law is a practice domain different from Social Security disability. And private disability insurance is not the same as national Social Security disability insurance.

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Types of Disability Law

Below are some common types of disability benefits:

  • Social Security Disability (SSD) Benefits: These disability benefits are available to individuals who have settled sufficient FICA taxes into the government and have since become disabled during the job.
  • SSD Widowers and Widow's Benefits: If your partner was eligible for Social Security disability and has departed, you may be permitted disability benefits on their behalf if you have become disabled within seven years of the partner's demise.
  • SSD Adult Kid Benefits: Kids of people who are qualified for SSD, retired or deceased, may be allowed benefits if they became disabled before attaining the age of 22.
  • SSD Benefits for Dependents: If your social security disability claim is successful, you may be allowed an additional monthly payment to help you care for your minor kids or other dependents.
  • Veterans' Disability Advantages: Respectable veterans or public discharges with a service-related disability may be qualified for benefits delivered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Key Terms

  • Claim: Disability benefits are never automated– you need to register a disability suit showing evidence of disability to start the process and decide if you are qualified for benefits.
  • Entity Arrangement: An arrangement between the company and the company owners that in case of an owner’s demise or disability, the company entity will buy the corporate interest of the disabled or deceased owner.
  • Waiting Period: Also known as an elimination period. It is the period you have to wait after you become disabled until you can start obtaining disability benefits.


In a nutshell, disability benefits may be available from various sources, such as the New York State Retirement System or workers' compensation. Hence it is better to consult our professional attorneys at Contracts Counsel, who can help you identify all possible sources of disability benefits.

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