Klamath Social Security Disability Claims

If you are suddenly facing the stressful realization that you are unable to work and need to file a claim for Social Security Disability, the attorneys at Shlesinger & deVilleneuve can help guide you through the complex process. When you hire our law firm you will get the benefit of our decades of experience.  We will use our many years of expertise fighting for your rights! We manage more than 1,000 Social Security Disability cases on a yearly basis and are very adept at navigating the system.

While your case for disability might seem obvious, and may even have been medically validated at the time of filing for benefits, the process of actually obtaining your benefits can often time take years. The saying, “all claims go unapproved the first time” is basically true. Mostly, because the Social Security Administration is of the mindset that, regardless of your disability, you are maintain the potential to be gainfully employed in some sort of job. Also, there’s a never-ending backlog of claims that are gradually trickling along in the system, and it takes time to review and process each claim. It is important to enlist the help of a qualified and skilled attorney from the beginning, even just gathering the documentation required to submit with your application can be a stressful process that we can help to alleviate.

Our firm knows how to expeditiously compile and record the health history that supports your case. Our top-notch support staff assisting our legal team will manage the infinite number of forms and documents that need to be to be properly filed. This extra set of eyes is invaluable in making the difference between a claim that is denied or approved, and reduces the waiting period significantly. Our track-record is outstanding.  However, if by chance you are denied, we immediately take the necessary steps to submit an application for appeal on your behalf. You can be assured that we will treat your case with the diligence and efficiency so as to dramatically increase the possibility of being approved the very first time!

The purpose of Social Security Disability benefits is to support you, these benefits are there for you. You paid for them and you are entitled to receive them. At Shlesinger & deVilleneuve, our time is compensated on a contingency basis as decided by law, and, therefore, we will not accept a fee until your claim for benefits is approved. Please get in touch with our offices today and a knowledgeable member of our team will return your call the same day to discuss your specific situation and address when would be a good time for a complimentary consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to do to file for disability benefits?

You can call the Social Security office to make an appointment (1-800-772-1213). You can click here to find the nearest Social Security office.

I just got a denial notice. What do I do next?

Being denied by Social Security can be disappointing. Almost everyone is denied the first time they apply. One thing to keep in mind is that you only have 60-days within which to file an appeal. This is why it is imperative that you contact an experienced attorney for assistance.

Is it necessary that I have an attorney represent me?

While Social Security does not mandate that you have an attorney, it is highly advised. The process is very complex and having an experienced professional in your corner can improve your chances of approval.

It’s been months since I requested a hearing. What is taking so long?

The Social Security Administration is dealing with an extreme backlog of claims. The average amount of time to wait is 16 months. While it may seem like a long time with minimal progress, it’s important to use this time to take requisite steps that can help your case be approved. There are things that you can do now that will increase your chances.

How much will I have to pay an attorney?

Fees for attorney service only need to be paid after being approved by Social Security and only if you should be approved for benefits. By law, attorney fees are paid from the retroactive benefit amount that you receive and cannot exceed $6,000 or 25% of your retroactive amount – whichever is less.

Helpful Links:

Social Security Website: www.ssa.gov

National Institute of Health: www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/