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How a Lawyer Can Help With Your SSI Case

If you were in an accident or have gotten seriously ill, you may no longer be able to work. Fortunately, you may be eligible to obtain part of your Social Security income. A lawyer can help you get approved by the Social Security Administration.

Eligibility and Paperwork

The Social Security Administration has specific guidelines determining whether an individual is eligible to receive SSI. Reading through these rules to figure out how your specific case applies can be difficult, especially if you are going through lengthy treatments or physical therapy sessions. Additionally, figuring out the extent of your disability usually requires meeting doctors and going through your medical records and you may not have the time or the expertise for this. An attorney, will typically do all the necessary work of the case and then help you fill out the required paperwork if you have a genuine case.

Meeting the Judge

Part of your application for SSI may require you meeting a judge who often will determine your eligibility. An attorney can offer advice on how to properly answer the questions the judge may ask. You may even have a practice interview session with you attorney, so that you won’t be nervous in front of the judge.
Getting approved to receive SSI benefits if you have been disabled can often be stressful and time consuming. Fortunately, a lawyer may help your case. Call Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Garrety, P.C. to learn more about the benefit of an SSI attorney.