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Social Security Disability Benefits

Social Security is a very complex area of the law. But the great majority of our clients have five simple questions.

What are my chances of a winning social security benefit?

It is impossible to say without first reviewing your individual situation. But it is worth noting that roughly 70 percent of initial claims are denied. Furthermore, the chances of an applicant receiving benefits increases by nearly 25 percent when that person is represented by an attorney. Since it costs you nothing to have your case reviewed by our office, you should take advantage of the opportunity.

How much will it cost?

Legal fees for representing social security claimants are regulated by the Social Security Administration. But more importantly, you pay our office nothing unless we are successful in winning your benefits. And in that case, your fee will be 25 percent of the benefits, not to exceed $6,000.

Why are people filing for disability benefits most often denied?

The two most common reasons for denied benefits are the lack of proper medical documentation, and unfamiliarity with the appeals process. If you do not have an experienced lawyer who has an excellent understanding of how to submit the medical information in your case, you put yourself at an enormous disadvantage.

How much money will I receive if I win social security benefit?

The amount of money in benefits will depend on a number of important factors, including but not limited to:

  • Number of years the claimant worked and what he/she earned during that time
  • At what time did the claimant become entitled to receive benefits
  • To what extent the claimant is receiving other government benefits
  • Whether the claimant is a widow or widower
  • Whether the claimant has dependent children

When will I receive my social security disability benefit?

This also depends on your individual circumstances, and largely on the severity of your medical condition. Sometimes the process can take a number of months. In other cases, such as when an appeal is necessary, it can take a number of years. Whether you are filing for the first time, or have been denied a claim already, the single best way to reduce the amount of time it takes to receive your money is to hire a qualified lawyer.

Contact Berry & Associates to discuss your disability benefit via email or call us at 1-888-330-7874.