Myths About SSDI


Application for Social Security disability benefits can be a complicated and arduous process. Over the almost 50 or so years the program has been in existence many rumors and stories have developed about the disability program. Below we list some of the most popular myths and explain them.

I have no alternatives if I am denied Social Security disability lawyer, Social Security disability attorneySocial Security Disability benefits

Not True. About 65% of initial applicants are denied. If your disability does not fit a specific criteria, then it will probably be denied and may be denied again when you appeal. However, most people are not typical. Therefore appealing each benefit denial may result in a final award. A good Social Security disability lawyer can help you prepare for each appeal and assist in gathering the proper documents to prove your disability.

My disability is not life-threatening, therefore I will lose anyway

Not True. Although the rules state that some people may receive disability benefits if their disability will last more than twelve months and result in death, this does not fit everyone. Some people are unable to work due to a disability but still lead productive, fulfilled and happy lives.

Social Security Disability Lawyers are too Expensive!

Not True. The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers will not charge you a fee if you do not win your disability benefits. You have nothing to lose! If you do win your benefits, the Social Security Administration has set a very reasonable cap on the amount a lawyer may charge.

I do not need to gather medical reports to prove my disability

Not True. Record keeping is one of the best things you can do to prove your disability. Some people keep a daily diary showing how their disability affects their lives and ability to work. Doctor's records documenting your situation can be invaluable. If you need assistance in gathering documents, contact the Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers today and request the help of a Social Security disability lawyer.

The SSDI application process is too confusing and time-consuming

Not True. The Social Security disability application will take you about a half hour to complete when done online. (www.ssa.gov) You will be asked basic information such as date of birth and to describe your disability. After completion of the application you will be asked to supply additional documents like your birth certificate and medical records, but that is done after the application is completed. The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers' legal team can help you collect the documents you need and submit them in a timely manner.

my doctor's Notes will prove I am disabled

Not True. Although doctor's notes and records are extremely valuable in showing you have a disability, they may not contain all of the information needed to determine if disability benefits should be awarded. The Administration may request that you see another doctor or undergo additional testing to show that you are unable to work.

A Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers can provide you with information on how to meet all of the documentation requirements and improve your chance of getting approved for SSDI benefits.

I cannot Earn Any Extra Income to Get or Maintain my Disability Benefits

Not True. Income you earn in addition to the disability benefits paid to you may or may not disqualify you to receive benefits. The law allows you to receive money up to a certain amount per month without it affecting your benefit payments. You can request a FREE evaluation of your disability and income situation by filling out the form on this page.

A disability Advocate is the Same as a Disability Lawyer

  Attorneys Advocates
Can help gather information
Legal license
Can legally provide advice on law
Experienced representing clients in court
Can represent you in the District Federal Court of Appeals

Not True.
Probably the best way to show the difference between a Social Security disability advocate and a lawyer is with this chart. An advocate is not required to have any law experience. They can assist you in obtaining documents, however they cannot represent you in a Federal court.

A disability lawyer, on the other hand, has had many years of formal legal education and can legally advise you on matters of law. They can represent you and cross examine witnesses during court hearings. Due to their knowledge of law they can also note if a judge makes a mistake and can legally challenge the error.

The Cochran Firm, a National Social Security Disability Law Firm, is here to help you get the benefits you deserve!

 


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