Applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) is a stressful task. You never know if the application will be denied or approved when you send it in. Some applications are denied and the applicant believed they had a strong case for receiving benefits. The best piece of information is to work with an experienced Social Security Disability attorney.
You should always ask your attorney if you need to contact them if your claim is denied. The Social Security Administration (SSA)is supposed to notify your attorney if a claim is denied, but it's still a good idea to let your attorney know.
Once the claim is denied, you can begin the appeals process. Find out from your attorney if their office will automatically submit the appeals paperwork or if you need to meet with them in person to go over everything for the appeal.
Ask the attorney if their office will send you reminder notifications, in the mail, via the phone or by email about your disability hearing appointment or your consultation medical exams.
Many people will ask their SSD attorney if the they will be able to speed the case up so as to receive benefits quicker than usual. This is a common misconception. An attorney cannot help you receive benefits any faster than if you handled the process yourself.
Working with an SSD attorney is vital to seeing your case succeed. You don't want to have your application fail because you withheld information, provided the wrong information or didn't have an attorney look over your forms before submission.