Baltimore Maryland Social Security Disability Lawyers: What to Do When Your Claim is DeniedJune 20, 2016
When applying for Social Security disability benefits, there are some things that you should know about how the system works, especially when you are considering whether or not to hire a Social Security disability lawyer. While you are certainly under no obligation to seek legal counsel at any point in to the process, you may want to give it some thought, especially if your initial claim is denied.
The process of applying for Social Security disability benefits can be complicated. The application must be filled out by you, although you may consult with a lawyer to make sure you are filling the application out correctly and providing all of the necessary medical records and test results that pertain to your disability.
An experienced Social Security disability lawyer can be particularly helpful if your initial claim is denied. Because of the way the system is set up, most initial claims are denied, and benefits are awarded at a later date. Hiring a lawyer can increase your chances of getting the benefits you deserve. In fact, according to government statistics, those who hire an attorney to help navigate the appeals process are more likely to receive benefits than those who file an appeal without legal counsel.
At LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, our Social Security disability lawyers in Maryland will assist you with every aspect of the appeals process, including the following:
- Securing a complete copy of your medical records, including all relevant test results
- Providing a legal explanation of any records that may indicate that you are not disabled
- Questioning witnesses at your hearing, including your own and any others that the judge calls
- Prepare you for the types of questions you can expect to be asked in a hearing
Maryland Social Security Disability Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Provide Quality Legal Counsel in All Social Security Disability Matters
If you have a disability that is preventing you from being able to work, the experienced Maryland Social Security disability lawyers at LeViness,, Tolzman & Hamilton are on your side and will fight hard to protect your rights and secure the benefits you deserve. For a complimentary case review, call us today at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact us online.
Our offices are located in Baltimore, Columbia, Glen Burnie, and Towson, allowing us to handle Social Security disability appeals throughout Maryland, including those in Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Maryland’s Western Counties, Southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore, as well as the communities of Catonsville, Essex, Halethorpe, Middle River, Rosedale, Gwynn Oak, Brooklandville, Dundalk, Pikesville, Parkville, Nottingham, Windsor Mill, Lutherville, Timonium, Sparrows Point, Ridgewood, and Elkridge.