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Adult Disability Cases

You’ve worked your whole life. Every week your paystubs showed the deductions coming out of your paycheck for Medicare and Social Security. You’ve paid into the system so that if you get sick or injured and can’t work, you have a safety net to catch you and your family. Then the day comes. Your back finally gives out after years of fighting-off the pain, and the doctor says you need a surgery and shouldn’t be working. With your future uncertain, you apply for Social Security benefits. Your doctor writes a note to take you out of work, but you still haven’t heard back from Social Security. Finally after 3 months of not working and burning through your savings, you get a denial letter from Social Security telling you that you don’t qualify for benefits. You have 60 days to appeal. “What will I do?” you wonder. You should call Tarbell & Brodich.

The laws governing Social Security Disability are complicated. You will need an attorney who understands the process, can gather the appropriate evidence for your hearing, work with you throughout the process to prepare you for testifying in front of an Administrative Law Judge. Dealing with your own serious health problems is difficult, stressful, and exhausting. You should have an attorney handle your Social Security appeal so that you can give yourself the best chance possible for a successful appeal. There are many pitfalls, and snares to get caught-up in throughout the process.

Understanding how the facts and specifics of your case impact your eligibility, is the knowledge that you will need to avoid the pitfalls. If you’re denied, you will probably need to have a hearing to prove your case. You wouldn’t perform your own surgery, and you won’t want to handle a Social Security hearing on your own. Call Tarbell & Brodich if you need help with your Social Security appeal.