Mark is a 38 year old man, with osteoarthritis that severely limits his mobility. He applied for Social Security Disability Insurance to make it possible to continue living independently, keep a roof over his head, and to pay for the necessary medication.

However, Mark was denied. Due to Mark’s condition, he is now unable to work, has no insurance, unable to pay for his required medications and feels like the system has failed him. But he has options.

Just because Mark was initially denied does not mean the fight is over. A large majority of Social Security Disability claims are denied in the initial claim and reconsideration levels. Because of the high levels of denial, most Disability claims will need to go to a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge before an applicant can receive their entitled disability benefits.

Enter the Disability Attorney.

A Disability Attorney could properly develop Mark’s case from beginning to end and, because of their high level of expertise and knowledge of the Social Security rules and regulations, would have Mark’s case thoroughly prepared for any and all hearings. Going into a hearing alone significantly decreases Mark’s odds of success and can result in lost opportunity to acquire his disability benefits.

Social Security Disability claims are complex and labor-intensive. Mandy McGee, an attorney with Hammerle Finley Law Firm, has spent the last seven years working disability claims, and even assisted the Social Security Administration with their cases.

If you are filing a social security disability claim, stay one step ahead and thoroughly prepare your case from the beginning.

Call us – we can help.

Virginia Hammerle is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and anAccredited Estate

Planner by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. She can be contacted at The

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