Social Security Disability
Even if you have done research online, you are probably aware that the process of filing for Social Security Disability can be incredibly confusing. One of the most frequent questions Sonyia Byrd receives at GMYD is “How do I file for Social Security Disability benefits?”. Most attorneys are not familiar with SSD requirements, and the process can wildly vary depending on your age, disability, or even the person who reviews your claim. You need a specialist by your side.
While there are many different ways you can file for Social Security Disability, your general course of action will certainly go something like t his:
Initial filing of your claim:You can file your claim in person at the Social Security office or online or you can use a Disability Specialist like GMYD. (There are some restrictions on who can file for Social Security Disability online.)
Reconsideration:Most claimants are turned down the first time they file, in which case they must file for reconsideration. Reconsideration is a complete review of the claim by someone other than the person who made the original decision. The key point is the request for reconsideration must be made in writing within 60 days of the date the initial decision was made.
Hearing before the Administrative Law Judge:If you are denied at reconsideration, an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) will conduct a hearing so you may present your case in person.
The Appeals Council:If your case is denied before the ALJ, you must appeal the case to the Appeals Council (a review board within the Social Security Administration), which may issue its own decision, allowing the ALJ’s decision to stand, send the case back to the ALJ for another hearing.
The process of filing for Social Security Disability takes a lot of time and effort – something you may not have in your condition. Attorney Sonia Byrd has often been heard saying, “We’ll deal with the government. You have enough to worry about.”
To learn more about filing for Social Security Disability, call Ft. Worth Attorney, Sonyia Byrd, and her staff at 1-817 924-6700 or complete their free online disability evaluation.