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Applying for SSD or SSI Benefits? Here’s What You Need to Know

When Will I Get My Benefits?

At our Salt Lake City law firm, this is the most common question we hear from people applying for SSD or SSI benefits. The truth is that everyone’s experience is different. We may get you benefits right away, or we may have to fight for them.

  • Filing your claim: We work with you to make sure Social Security has the necessary information. Because we know about the law on Social Security Disability, we know what the SSA looks for in a successful application. Even though the SSA may tell you that you need to collect your medical records, this is not true. Collecting medical records is the responsibility of the SSA and your attorney.

  • Requests for reconsideration: If your claim has been denied after your initial application (and most are), filing a request for reconsideration may be a good option for you. Reconsideration is another review of your claim.

  • Requests for hearings before administrative law judges: If the reconsideration decision is negative, you may ask for a hearing in front of an administrative law judge. At the hearing, your attorney may show more evidence about your claim.

  • Request to the Appeals Council: If you do not win your claim after the hearing stage, we can ask for a review by Social Security’s Appeals Council. If the Appeals Council decides to review your case, the Council may make a decision or return your claim to the administrative law judge.

  • Federal district court: If you still are not successful, going to federal court may be the last step in the Social Security Disability process. It is a final way to achieve the results you deserve on your SSD/SSI claim.

Contact an Attorney for SSI Application in Ogden and Weber County

Get a lawyer’s help with your SSD or SSI claim. To get started, call 801-639-9648. Calls to our Salt Lake City, Utah law office are returned within the next business day.

No guarantee may be made as to success of individual cases. Clients are responsible for case costs only if they receive benefits.