Have you been considering applying for social security disability benefits? We don’t want to discourage you, but the process is lengthy and the outcome is usually that the case will be denied.
The fact is that most claims are dismissed. You can then appeal, and your chances go up slightly . In order to increase your chances of winning your case, you will want to hire an attorney who specializes in this type of law. In fact, you will want to get a hearing before an administrative law judge. The Utah office is located in Salt Lake City and it will take time, nearly a year to get that hearing. There are only eight judges who listen to these cases.
The claim will be filed and nearly a year later, you will be able to have your hearing. In the meantime, as your attorneys we will be working to make your case as strong as possible. We encourage you to do all in your power to help us prove the legitimacy of your claim. That means regular doctor visits and following carefully all the medical counsel you receive, as well as meticulous documentation of all your healthcare issues, billing, etc.
Working with a local law firm, like Alpina Legal, can increase your chances of winning your case. That’s because local attorneys are more familiar with the eight judges and know how to work with each one–knowing what they look for and what they expect.
Importantly, Alpina Legal offers you an initial consultation which is kept confidential and in which we can help you assess your chances of getting disability wages. We welcome this opportunity to help you know what direction is best for you. Give us a call today and let’s get started on your case, and remember your chances of winning increase significantly when you hire a competent attorney and turn over the difficult challenges to her or him.