Social Security Disability law is complicated and time-consuming. Clauson Law ensures cases are handled thoroughly and correctly. Some of the most important tactics that Clauson Law can do are highlighted below.
Social Security Application
Navigating the social security disability application process can be intimidating to handle on your own. We streamline the process by first sending out representation forms to the client. Once the forms are returned, we file the initial application online while speaking with the claimant over the phone. Keep in mind that approximately 70 percent of initial applications are denied. We do everything in our power to make sure that clients have the best chance of getting approved.
Once the application is filed, Social Security requests all applicable medical records. We handle all correspondences to ensure that Social Security has everything needed before a final decision is made. We offer specific forms for most medical conditions, so if you are unable to obtain a medical record, a client’s doctor may use that form. If a claim is denied, we will handle all appeals from that point.
Social Security will schedule an interview to learn more about your claim. This is a claimant’s opportunity to fully communicate information about a disability and medical treatment. The adjudicator will request names, phone numbers, and addresses for all doctors, hospitals, and other medical providers that treated the claimant for the disability. We provide support throughout the interview process. If a claim is denied, we assist through the appeals process.
The first appeal to file if a claim is denied is called a “Request for Reconsideration” and should be filed within 60 days from receipt of the denial. We are approved to file reconsideration documents electronically, streamlining the process for all parties involved. Statistics available from the Social Security office indicate that most claims that reach the request for reconsideration process are denied. This can be frustrating, but with the help of our services, we assist with advancing to the next phase.
If the reconsideration appeal is denied, the claimant then has another 60 days to file the second appeal called a “Request for Hearing.” If a case reaches this point, we complete all preparations needed for court. Since the process is complex, we strongly recommend having a legal representative included in the proceedings as the best chance to recover benefits.