Most people struggling with disabilities that keep them out of work know they could use some help, but they don’t understand that they likely qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.
At Bridgman Law Offices, we want to give you the information and resources you need to make sense of your options and take appropriate steps to obtain the compensation and benefits that can make a significant difference in your life.
Below are just some of the most common questions we hear, accompanied by general explanations. For comprehensive explanations tailored to your specific situation, give us a call at our Charlotte law office to schedule a free consultation.
- Should I apply for disability? — If you are unable to work because of a disability, it’s in your interests to determine whether you qualify for benefits. Our team can speak with you, review your situation and help you determine whether you may be eligible for SSD or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.
- How long does the disability process take? — It depends on the circumstances. In some cases, an SSD or SSI claim can be resolved in a matter of months. In others, it can take years.
- When should I apply for benefits? — Because numerous requirements must be met to qualify for benefits, it’s often in your best interests to speak with an experienced SSD lawyer as soon as your disability is diagnosed.
- What does a disability attorney do? — In short, a lot. Instead of navigating the forms and deadlines, gathering medical information or dealing with the Social Security Administration (SSA) on your own, your attorney can handle a vast majority of these processes so you can focus on getting better.
- Do mental disabilities qualify for SSD benefits? — Yes, various types of mental disabilities do qualify for benefits. However, mental disabilities are often more difficult to prove than physical ailments. We will help you obtain the medical treatment and records necessary to build a strong claim.
- How much will hiring an attorney cost? — When you hire our team at Bridgman Law Offices, you won’t be asked to pay any legal fees upfront. Nearly all claims are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means we don’t get paid unless we recover benefits for you. The fee is usually 25 percent of back benefits with a set maximum. No fee is subtracted from your current monthly benefits.
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