New Milford Social Security Disability Lawyers
Serving Clients In Litchfield County
If you have recently applied for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits,
you may think that your application for benefits will be granted and that
your "disability" couldn't possibly be questioned, but before
you apply for benefits on your own, consider this: In 2013, more than
70% of the applications for benefits filed in Connecticut were
initially denied. The process of obtaining SSD or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits
can be complicated and challenging.
Filing for Social Security benefits can involve multiple stages, including:
- Considerable paperwork and documentation
- Complex procedural and evidentiary rules
- Lengthy hearings and appearances before judges or other hearing officers
If you've already filed your application for SSD or SSI benefits and
have been denied, your odds of successfully appealing the decision and
obtaining benefits are even worse: In 2013, almost 90% of Requests for
Reconsideration filed in Connecticut were denied. There are numerous reasons
why applications or appeals could be denied. However, many of those denials
have less to do with whether the applicant is in fact "disabled"
as defined under Social Security law and a lot to do with being unable
to sufficiently demonstrate and document the disability, or getting caught
up in the switches of the system. We at Allingham & Readyoff, LLC
can make sure that doesn't happen.
Need to file for SSD benefits? Seek our assistance, starting with a free case evaluation.
How Our New Milford Social Security Disability Attorneys Can Help
At Allingham & Readyoff, we have extensive experience with all stages
of the Social Security disability process and have a track record of success
obtaining benefits for our clients even after initial denials.
We can help you no matter where you are in the process or how difficult
your case is.
From application to federal court, here's how we can help you:
Application: We will work with you to prepare your claim, including making sure that
you obtain and submit all of the documentation necessary to support and
substantiate your claim. We will monitor the progress of your application,
communicate with SSA representatives when necessary, and take every step
to make sure that you submit the strongest possible application.
Reconsideration: If your initial application has been denied, we will prepare a strong
Request for Reconsideration, working to uncover and submit any additional
evidence and responding to all inquiries made by the claims examiner.
We will make sure that all deadlines and requirements are met.
Hearing before an administrative law judge: If your claim is denied again, or if you disagree with the results, you
may request a hearing before a federal Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).
We will prepare you for the hearing and the questions you may be asked
when you testify, request the judge to subpoena witnesses, question and
cross-examine witnesses and experts, and present new evidence or information
to support your claim.
Appeals Council and Federal Court: If the ALJ denies your claim yet again, we can request a review before
the Social Security Appeals Council, represent you in any further hearings
if your case is remanded to another ALJ, and if necessary and advisable,
proceed to file a lawsuit in federal court.
Let Allingham & Readyoff help you get your benefits. Call (860) 288-5343.
We know that you've worked hard your whole life. You've paid into
the system and when the time comes for you to receive your Social Security
benefits, you shouldn't have to struggle against a vast bureaucracy
to get them. Let our Social Security disability lawyers in New Milford
fight on your behalf and obtain the benefits and support you need. Along
with our dedicated professional staff, we stand ready to help you.
If you need to apply for or appeal a denial of Social Security Disability
and/or Supplemental Security Income benefits, contact us as soon as possible.