The Claims Process for Social Security Disability
If you have recently been injured or developed a disability that prevents you from holding a regular job, you might qualify for Social Security benefits. The first step in obtaining these benefits is filing a claim. It is important to know, though, that the claims process can be a grueling one, especially if you are unfamiliar with the Social Security Administration’s requirements and procedures.
A number of common hiccups plague applicants and prevent them from securing the benefits they deserve. However, the attorneys at the Chris Mayo Law Firm can help San Antonio applicants better understand this claims process, giving them a better chance of filing a claim correctly the first time.
Understanding the Claims Process
Filing a claim for Social Security disability benefits can be confusing given that there are numerous possible applications to fill out and a variety of extra documents that must be filed with the claim. However, once you’ve completed and submitted your application, the process generally goes as follows:
- The Social Security Administration sends the claim to a state-sponsored disability agency for verification
- A claims examiner is assigned to your claim
- The claims examiner checks through all of your medical information
- Possible further medical examination ordered by the examiner
- The claim is approved or denied
During this time, you may face extra requests from the claims examiner. Fortunately, a dedicated lawyer can help you navigate this process.
Talk to a Claims Process Attorney in San Antonio
If you are filing a Social Security disability benefits claim, you may want to make sure that you understand the process fully before submitting your application. For help with filing as well as getting your claim through the Social Security disability process, contact the attorneys at the Chris Mayo Law Firm today by calling (210) 999-9999.