The Nightmare of Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits
Recently The Atlantic had an article written by Laura Kwerel on The Hell of Applying for Government Benefits. The article highlights the struggle she faced trying to apply for SSI benefits for her prematurely born daughter - and it was a nightmare of bureaucracy. Unfortunately, this scene is all too familiar for many people who are trying to apply for Social Security Disability benefits. Just the act of applying for SSI disability can be daunting and overwhelming. The program itself is not very transparent, and although information is available online, details about the available disability programs are fairly difficult to understand.
All of this is a prime example of how any attorney can help you with your claim for disability benefits - SSDI or SSI. An experienced disability attorney can explain the program and options to you, they can help you file your appeals, and they can help you develop the medical records needed to win your case. There are three main ways to get your claim for disability started: (1) call SSA at 1-800-772-1213 to schedule an appointment, (2) file online, or (3) walk in to your local Social Security field office.
Starting an application for Social Security disability benefits, knowing the bureaucratic nightmare ahead of you, can be scary, but don't let that stop you! If you have questions about navigating the process, contact the experienced disability attorneys at Gardberg & Kemmerly today to discuss your options. Gardberg & Kemmerly has been assisting Social Security claimants with their disability claims for over 50 years in Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, and Louisiana. There is no fee unless we win. www.gardberglaw.com