Montgomery County Disability Lawyer
The process to receive Social Security benefits can be complicated and many claimants are wrongly denied. If you suffer an impairment and believe that you are entitled to Social Security disability benefits, a Montgomery County disability lawyer at Bromberg Rosenthal LLC may be able to help. We provide the highest standard of legal representation while providing compassionate advice to clients who have become disabled.
Eligibility for Social Security Disability Benefits
The Social Security Administration (SSA) typically uses a five-step sequential evaluation process to determine if someone is eligible for disability benefits. An attorney with our firm can help you understand this process and assist if you are denied at one of the stages. SSA’s evaluation is as follows:
- Determining if you are engaged in “substantial gainful activity”;
- Checking to see if your impairment is a “severe” medically determinable impairment; and
- Confirming that your impairment is listed in the Social Security regulations; or
- Determining that you cannot perform “past relevant work”; and
- Confirming that you cannot make adjustments to perform other types of work that exist in significant numbers in the national economy.
The SSA will also evaluate the duration of your disability. Generally, an impairment must last for at least 12 full months to be qualifying.
Appealing a Denial of Benefits
The SSA is known to reject valid claims at any point in its five-step evaluation process. However, just because your claim is initially rejected, this does not mean that you cannot still receive benefits. By working with a Montgomery County disability lawyer, you can seek a reconsideration or appeal of the denial. This can involve working with doctors to strengthen your claim and gathering other evidence proving a qualifying disability.
How an Attorney Can Help You
A Montgomery County disability lawyer at Bromberg Rosenthal LLC can help you receive the Social Security disability benefits you are owed.
Our experienced attorneys have been through the SSA process many times before and know how to complete and diligently pursue a claim that meets government standards for approval. In addition, when you have a hearing scheduled, we will help you and your witnesses prepare for the hearing and put you in the best possible position to get approved.
If you are applying for Social Security benefits or need to know the next steps following an initial denial, a Montgomery County disability lawyer at Bromberg Rosenthal LLC would be happy to discuss your claim at no charge. If we accept your case, your fee is paid on a contingent basis from any past due lump sum award we are successful in obtaining for you.