If you’re disabled and can no longer work, Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can provide income to support you and your family. But preparing a strong claim on your own takes time, and the Social Security Administration (SSA) often takes months to make claims decisions. That’s why it’s important to start the SSD claims process right away, and get the guidance you need to file a strong claim as fast as possible.
At Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys, we know how the SSA works, and we’re here to assist you with every step of the SSD claims process. Contact us 24/7 to get an experienced SSD lawyer on your side who will work tirelessly to get your claim approved. Dial (877) 579-6800 or complete a free online form today.
4 Steps to Take Before You Apply for SSD
Taking these steps before you begin applying for SSD benefits can help give you the best chances of getting approved:
- Check to see if you qualify for SSD benefits.
The SSA has strict guidelines to determine whom is eligible to receive SSD benefits.
- See your doctor.
Medical records from your doctor can serve as valuable evidence of your condition, its severity, and how long you’re expected to be disabled.
- Collect the information needed to file your SSD application.
Completing the SSD claims process requires your Social Security number, military discharge information (if applicable), medical records, work history, and other personal information.
- Contact an experienced SSD attorney.
A mistake or omission on your SSD application can delay your claim for months or years. At Colbert Cooper Hill, we can help ensure your paperwork is accurate, on time, and has all the information the SSD needs to approve your claim.
Applying for SSD
You can apply for SSD benefits online, over the phone, or at your local Social Security office. After you submit your application, SSA officials will review your work history to determine if you’re eligible for SSD based on how long and how recently you’ve worked.
If your work history qualifies you to receive SSD benefits, the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services takes over your claim and determines your medical eligibility—or whether or not your condition meets the SSA’s definition of a disability.
If your claim is denied at the initial level, you may still be entitled to benefits. Our SSD lawyers can review the details of your claim and file an appeal on your behalf.
You Can Afford Help
At Colbert Cooper Hill, we believe the cost of a lawyer shouldn’t prevent you from getting the help you need with your SSD application. And because we work on a contingency fee basis, you won’t pay us legal fees unless we get your claim approved. It’s that simple. So don’t wait. Call or contact our legal team now.