Submitting an application for SSI benefits might seem overwhelming, but we’re here to assure you that it doesn’t have to be! We’re sharing a few ways an Orlando Social Security attorney can help.
Confirm If You Meet the Requirements
When you visit an Orlando Social Security attorney, you’ll be on your way to working with an expert for your case. The office will ask you questions to learn about your case, background, and other information before proceeding. Then, your SSI attorney can walk you through the requirements to submit your application to confirm if you’re eligible to receive benefits.
These requirements include:
- Unable to work due to a medical condition that lasted or is expected to last 12 months, or a condition that might result in death
- You aren’t receiving benefits on your own Social Security record
- You haven’t been denied disability benefits within the last 60 days
Help Submit Your Application
Once your SSI attorney helps confirm if you meet the requirements to receive benefits, it’s time to fill out your application. Your attorney can help you file your claim in-person, by phone, or online under some circumstances. Some clients prefer to file a claim online since it eliminates the physical paperwork.
Other clients prefer to file a claim by phone or with a Social Security office if they are applying for disability benefits in a language other than English. Contact your local Orlando Social Security attorney for more information.
Follow Up On Your Benefits
The Social Security Administration may take three to five months to provide a decision on your benefits application. We recommend marking this time frame on your calendar because following up is a crucial step in the process. The Social Security office will review your medical records, work records, and other evidence.
If month five comes and goes and you still haven’t received a response on your application, contact your attorney to assist with the next steps.
Contact Your Orlando Social Security Attorney
Ready to get started with your benefits application? So are we! Contact us today for your free consultation. We’re here to help you understand your benefits, if you’re eligible, and to answer any questions you might have.