Baltimore Social Security Disability Lawyers: Filing a ClaimDecember 14, 2016
Anyone who has ever been out of work for an extended period of time due to an injury or an illness knows that it can be extremely difficult and stressful. When your financial security is compromised, it can leave you wondering how you are going to take care of yourself and your family. Fortunately, Social Security disability benefits can provide peace of mind during that difficult time. If you qualify, there are some important things you need to know in order to collect the maximum allowable benefits.
First, you must secure the proper documentation from your doctor. If you do not have medical records, proving that your illness or injury is preventing you from being able to work for a period of at least a year, it is likely that your claim will be denied.
Second, while you might be tempted to apply for unemployment as a way to collect some money until your Social Security claim is approved, this is not necessarily a good idea. When you apply for unemployment, it sends a message to the government that you are able to work, but you have either lost your job or have not yet been hired. Applying for Social Security disability benefits means that you are seeking financial benefits because you are either physically or emotionally unable to work. Therefore, when the government receives these conflicting messages from two different applications, it can negatively impact your claim.
Expediting Your Claim
Finally, while the claims process can take some time, there are a couple of things you can do to speed things up. You can request an expedite on your claim if your circumstances are extreme. For example, if you are terminally ill, are in danger of losing your house, or if you do not have access to proper treatment, you can make this request. While there are no guarantees, it may speed up the process. Moreover, make sure that you are providing all the information required by the Social Security Administration so that they do not need to request additional information. This will slow down the process, and could adversely affect your claim.
Baltimore Social Security Disability Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Help Clients Secure Their Benefits
If you or a loved one is unable to work for an extended period of time because of an injury or illness, the Baltimore Social Security Disability lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton will take you through every step of the claims process. We will review your case and make sure that you have the proper documentation required by the Social Security Administration. Our dedicated team will work tirelessly to secure the maximum benefits that you deserve. To set up a free consultation, 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 assist those who have been denied Social Security benefits 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.