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An Inside Look: Disability Professionals

An Inside Look: Disability Professionals

Applying for Social Security benefits can be a confusing and frustrating process. Disability Professionals advocates help you understand which benefits you are eligible for, what is happening with your claim and why Social Security needs information. Since 1994, we have helped thousands of disabled people obtain benefits from the Social Security Administration. We have been successful at all phases of the administrative process. At Disability Professionals, we understand the difficult circumstances a person faces as the result of a disabling condition–including doctor and hospital bills, pharmacy costs, transportation problems, mortgage payments and many others. A disability can be overwhelming and ruin a person financially.  Navigating the Social Security system is easier and often more successful with a an experienced advocate dedicated to represent an individual in their claim. When you choose Disability Professionals, our advocates are focused on one thing: getting you the benefits you deserve—and in a timely manner. 

Contacting Disability Professionals for Help

When you call Disability Professionals for help, we will need to get some basic information from you in order to know how best to serve you.  The information we will need includes: 

  • Contact
  • Household Income and Resources
  • Education-including any specialty training or skills
  • Work- descriptions of jobs you have had in the last 15 years and length of employment 
  • Medical- names of medical providers, hospitals and medications 
  • Symptoms- how does your disability affect you?  What are your limits? 

Reviewing Your Case 

Once you have contacted Disability Professionals and provided all of the necessary information.  One of our staff will contact you within 1-2 business days. They may have additional questions or they will advise you appropriately. 

The programs through Social Security are not always the best program for people who contact us.  If there is another program or service that would better serve you, we will advise you on how to access those programs or services.  We may also recommend that you take certain actions in order to be successful on an application for Social Security benefits.  

Disability Professionals accepted my case. Now what? 

We assist individuals at any level of the Social Security disability process.  We help people apply for benefits and assist them through the entire claim. This includes: 

  • Complete applications for all available programs.
  • Assist with completing necessary forms required by Social Security and making sure forms are done right. 
  • Work with doctors and medical providers to supply useful information to the Social Security Administration to help them decide your claim.  
  • Assist with necessary appeals

What are the fees for these services? 

Disability Professionals will only charge a fee if we are successful on your claim, and with a maximum limit. If you are approved for benefits, it is likely that you will receive past-due benefits from the Social Security Administration, in which SSA withholds 25% of the past-due benefit amount. Keep in mind that the fee for any Disability Professionals services is paid by Social Security Administration out of this back award, not from your pocket. In addition, the process of fee distribution is regulated by Federal law.  If you do not receive past-due benefits, Disability Professionals will not charge you a fee for their services.

How long does it take to get disability benefits? 

It can take 3 months up to 2 years to get disability benefits through Social Security depending on your case.  The factors involved include the nature of your disability, whether or not you need to appeal and the number of cases in your state and region.  This is one of the reasons it is important to have an experienced representing you to help avoid unnecessary delays or appeals. Contact us today and let us help you navigate this process so you can get the benefits you deserve.

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