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Tips for Claiming Disability

The claims process for disability benefits demands complete accuracy in completing all the forms that are required, which is why it may be wise to hire a knowledgeable disability claim lawyer. It is very important that the effects of the disability, whatever it may be, are openly and accurately displayed when dealing with the insurance provider. The process to receiving benefits will normally prove to be long and drawn-out and a disability claim lawyer can be of tremendous benefit.

When applying for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration it is important to go into the process with a realistic outlook. Winning the case takes a lot of perseverance and it can be a frustrating and time consuming process, as many applications are denied at first request. Knowing this, those that are applying for benefits must be prepared to appeal several times at several levels; it is when the application process reaches this stage that a disability claim lawyer should be considered.

There is a great deal of supporting documentation that must accompany the application. Failure to provide what the insurer wants and demands can delay the process or result in a denial that should have been an approval.

Those who apply for disability benefits will have to complete a daily activity form; this form will contain a number of questions that pertain to the applicant’s ability to perform common tasks such as bathing or cooking. It is important to report any pain, discomfort or inability to function as the Social Security Administration uses these answers to determine if the applicant can work or not.

Just remember that claiming disability benefits is complicated, considering the difficulty it is often a good idea to hire a disability claim lawyer to help you obtain the benefits you are due.

*Attorneys at the Law Offices of Eric A. Shore handle Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims throughout the United States. Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and other types of cases are only handled in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland.

National Headquarters are located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but we serve Social Security claimants in many communities throughout the United States including: New York, Miami, Tampa, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Dallas, San Antonio, Boston, Buffalo, Brooklyn, Newark, and Pennsauken.

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established. An attorney-client relationship is formed when the attorney and client both execute a retainer agreement.

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