Experienced Help With Social Security Disability Claims
The inability to work for an extended period of time, or even permanently, as the result of a medical condition can be financially devastating. The good news is you may be able to recover some benefits by filing for Social Security Disability (SSD). The bad news is many valid claims are initially denied and the application process itself can be complicated. That is why it is important to get help from an experienced lawyer if you are seeking SSD benefits.
I am attorney Timothy Mistrioty and I help people in the greater Milwaukee area and across southeast Wisconsin with SSD claims. To schedule a free initial consultation, call my law office in Elkhorn at 262-723-5545.
Guiding You Through An Often Discouraging Process
I hear it time and again. People become seriously injured or ill and are unable to work. They turn to SSD trusting that the system will work for them. Unfortunately, their efforts are often discouraged, leading to despair. Understanding the process and working with an attorney who can help you know what to expect and how to proceed can help you avoid unpleasant surprises.
In general, there are three parts to a typical SSD claim:
The initial application: The vast majority of initial SSD applications are denied, even if the claim is valid. Thus it is almost always necessary to move on to the next stage of the process.
Reconsideration: If you have experienced SSD denial, it is possible to ask for a reconsideration. However, this form of appeal is not considered by an elevated, authoritative body. Rather the reconsideration team is usually a different group of people operating out of the same office.
Hearing: The hearing phase is the first chance a person really gets in front of a body that can affect the outcome of a case. Having a lawyer on your side can help ensure that this process is carried out as smoothly as possible.