When should I contact an attorney about representation?
Do You Want Someone Experienced By Your Side?
Serious health problems are changing your life in so many ways. Even when you’re managing it well, you can feel the day-to-day, debilitating symptoms. Sometimes it gets so bad that you have to take breaks from work—or even stop working altogether because it’s just too hard.
The federal government created Social Security Disability benefits to help people with medical conditions that rule out working. Benefits help pay for your everyday needs. You could get monthly checks under this program.
The trouble is, these benefits are hard to get. Often, applicants are rejected at either the first step in the initial application or during the appeals process. If you’ve been denied, you may feel hopeless and not know what to do. You need to know this: You do have recourse.
A Social Security Disability lawyer can help you navigate this process. The steps you must follow may be unfamiliar, but lawyers who work with this every day know what to do.
Having a lawyer makes it easier. And the sooner you get a lawyer on your claim, the better.
At the Makris Law Firm, we’ve helped thousands of people in Houston and around Texas for over 40 years.
What Makris Law Firm Does For You
If you get a Social Security Disability attorney to assist you from the beginning of the process, you could have a higher chance of receiving benefits.
The attorneys at Makris Law Firm will help you:
- Fill out a large number of complicated and confusing forms
- Present proof of your illness to the SSA
- Show information about your education and work history
- Demonstrate to Social Security how your health problems stop you from working
If you have been denied benefits, Makris Law Firm will help you:
- Start your appeal by filling out more forms
- Collect additional proof of your disability
- Make sure you meet deadlines for appealing
If your case will go to a hearing with a Social Security Disability administrative law judge, we’ll help you:
- Prepare to testify in your hearing
- Represent you there in front of the judge
- Cross-examine witnesses at your hearing (like medical experts and job experts)
One government study found that people who have representatives at their hearings are almost three times more likely to be awarded benefits.
And at Makris Law Firm, you pay no attorney fee until you win benefits.
You can start talking to Makris at no cost to you with a free initial consultation.
Why You Should Contact a Social Security Disability Lawyer Right Away
As soon as you think you need to quit working, or you’ve already stopped, you should apply for Social Security Disability with the help of an attorney.
Applying sooner rather than later is a good idea because it begins your process of gathering back pay.
It typically takes the Social Security Administration (SSA) a long time to review applications and appeals. When you’re eventually approved for benefits, it’s for a date long past, and Social Security will grant you back pay to cover the time you were waiting. So the sooner your start-the earlier the date-the better.
And the sooner you get a disability lawyer, the better because your lawyer can plan a strategy for your claim from the beginning.
This helps you avoid mistakes that could lead to a denial of benefits and make your appeal harder, such as making statements that come back to damage your claim for benefits.
So don’t wait. If you can’t work, call Makris.
Contact Makris Law Firm
With Social Security Disability benefits, you could feel more financially secure. You could worry less about how you’ll pay for basic expenses.
And with Makris Law Firm on your side, you know you have someone experienced supporting your claim.
Tap in to the decades of experience at Makris Law Firm. Our disability lawyers know the ins and outs of the process and will fight for you to get the benefits you deserve.
Let’s start restoring some peace and stability to your life.