Social Security claims start with a choice between SSI or SSDI, and these government programs require evidence of a physical or mental disability. With SSI, the claimant cannot have a work history or perform any position due to a disability.
For SSDI, the person has a work history, was either injured or developed a disability, and cannot work in any industry. Consulting a Social Security disability lawyer in Morristown helps you understand your options.
Define a Clear Start Date
The Social Security Administration needs a start date for your disability. All your medical records should show that your disability started on this date and that a doctor diagnosed you. The SSA assesses all medical records to verify all information you share.
How Does the Disability Affect Your Life
With assistance from a Social Security disability lawyer in Morristown, you must prove that your disability stops you from becoming gainfully employed and supporting yourself financially. During a disability appeal, the court uses an education specialist to evaluate your case and determine if there is a job that you could perform with the identified disability.
Starting an Appeal
Your attorney must file the appeal and present the judge with all medical records for your disability. You’ll sign medical releases to allow the lawyer to collect these records for your case.
Social Security attorneys help claimants after the SSA denies their claim, and the claimant decides to file an appeal. An attorney can assess your medical evidence and determine if more evidence could help your case. Contact Drozdowski & Rabin, PLLC, today.