At the Sullivan Law Office, we interview a large number of prospective disability clients every week. Often, the reasons for the denial of benefits may be within the control of the applicant and therefore avoided to prevent any denial of benefits. This is one of the main reasons why the representation of an experienced disability attorney is vital to the initial application process.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) and Disability Determination Services (DDS), the latter being the agency that determines an applicant’s medical eligibility for benefits, must be able to communicate with applicants, not only to notify them of important matters related to the disposition of his or her case, but also to schedule examinations and hearing dates. A qualified disability attorney provides a secondary source of contact on behalf of an applicant for disability benefits.
Recipients of disability benefits must report changes that affect their SSI as soon as possible and not later than 10 days after the end of the month in which the change occurred. Failure to do so may result in a claimant not receiving the full benefits due. Thus, any failures may cause significant delays in proper payment of benefits.
The SSA may apply a penalty that will reduce an SSI payment by $25 to $100 for each time a claimant fails to report a change or reports such change later than 10 days after the end of the month in which the change occurred.
An experienced disability attorney may ensure that any applicant fully takes advantage of the rules intended to help individuals obtain eligibility for disability benefits. Do you have a potential disability claim? To improve your chances of meeting all of the requirements for the allowance of a claim (and avoiding the denial of benefits), retain the services of a qualified Kentucky Social Security Disability attorney. Contact Sullivan Law Office today. We offer free consultations, so you have absolutely nothing to lose! We look forward to hearing from you. Call 888-587-0228 or visit us online.