Social Security Disability

Applying for Social Security disability can be confusing, and nearly 70 percent of applicants are denied on their initial application. An Advocates United attorney can help familiarize you with the different programs, ensure that you have all the necessary supporting documents, and help you navigate through the lengthy process. Statistics show that your claim is twice as likely to be approved when pursuing Social Security disability benefits with representation. Whether you qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD, or SSDI), which is for workers who have accumulated enough work credits, or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which is for low-income individuals who have never worked or who simply haven’t accumulated enough work credits, our attorneys are here to guide you.

If you have already applied and your initial claim for benefits has been denied, now is the time to contact Advocates United. Remember, you only have 60 days to appeal, so let our attorneys increase your chances of receiving a ruling in your favor.  Advocates United lawyers have years of invaluable SSDI and SSI claim experience, and they know what judges will look for with each specific medical condition. Whether your appeal is a request for reconsideration, a hearing, or an Appeals Council review, our attorneys will review your claim file, examining the pertinent facts, and present your case in a competent and cohesive manner. When appealing a Social Security disability denial, it helps to have someone who knows all the ins and outs working for you.

Social Security Disability by the Numbers

  • 10.3 million people are receiving SSD benefits as disabled workers, widow(er)s, or adult children in 2015
  • 64 % of initial claims are denied
  • 19 % or 56.7 million people, in the U.S. had a disability claim in 2010