Disability Attorney Marc Whitehead, Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law, discusses the basics of filing a Social Security disability claim.
Marc Whitehead begins the presentation by explaining that the federal government uses a five-step evaluation process when considering your disability claim. He discusses each step of the process. The purpose of the process is to determine whether or not you’re disabled using the Social Security Administration’s definition of disability or whether the government believes there are full-time jobs which you could do that are available.
Marc emphasizes that if you’ve been denied Social Security Disability benefits, you only have 60 days to file an appeal. If you miss this deadline, you may have to start over – so don’t delay if you have been denied Social Security.
Marc also shares key points about the appeals process. There are multiple stages of the Social Security appeals process, and you can be approved for or denied benefits at any stage. If denied, appeals can be filed, and the process continues all the way through federal court.
Filing for Social Security Disability is a complicated process. Marc points out that when you file your initial application, you set the stage for the rest of your case. Simple mistakes can lead to big delays or denials.
You may be wondering, says Marc, what an attorney does to help people with their Social Security Disability cases. Knowing how the System works helps, but it’s more than just that. Marc goes on to explain the many ways a Social Security disability attorney works to help you with your disability case.
Remember, Marc adds, we can help at any stage, and you don’t have to be denied before we can help. If you’ve never filed for Social Security Disability benefits, we can help you avoid the difficulties in making a claim and provide advice that may allow for an early victory.
If you’ve filed for disability benefits and have been denied, we can file your appeal for you. No office visits are necessary to get help and you don’t pay a fee unless we win your case.
Marc Whitehead is ready to answer any questions you may have. Call their firm at 800-562-9830 or fill out the simple form on any page of this site.
Marc Whitehead & Associates is a national disability law firm whose principal office is located in Houston, Texas.
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