If you are disabled, either due to mental health issues or physical health issues or some combination, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Disability claiming process can oftentimes be complex and overwhelming.
The definition of disability for Social Security purposes requires that the disability last for 12 months or more or have death as the expected result and cause an inability to engage in any activity with substantial gain.
Being denied benefits by the Social Security Administration may mean additional information or documentation of your disability is needed. An attorney will be very helpful in assembling the information Social Security is looking for.
Representation is very important, particularly at the hearing level. Early representation at the reconsideration level is beneficial in order to allow sufficient time to develop the medical support needed for a successful claim.