Applying for Social Security is something that is a lifeline for some people. When you are disabled or unable to work, getting a monthly check can help you meet your basic needs. As we mentioned last week, it isn’t always easy to get Social Security benefits. In many cases, initial applications are denied. This means that you may have to appeal the decision on your case if you want to pursue benefits.
We can help you as you go through the appeals process. While the process for online appeals is being streamlined, it might still cause issues for people who are trying to appeal. We can help you to put together your appeal. We can help you to determine how to handle your appeal case so that you can continue to seek the benefits that you need to live.
It is important for you to know that you can’t speed up the appeals process. What we can do is to help you determine if you qualify for an expedited hearing. In order to do so, you have to show that you have dire circumstances going on. This can mean you have a terminal illness, are facing foreclosure or in the midst of an impending eviction.
The application and appeals process can take a lot out of you. We can stand by your side and handle various aspects of your case so that you can focus on coping with your disability. Going through the Social Security processes shouldn’t take away time from you being able to care for your medical needs.