What To Expect With The Social Security Disability Process

Applying for Social Security benefits can be a lengthy and time-consuming process. With the help of an attorney, however, you can have a clear understanding from the outset of what you to expect and what you can do.Attorney Ryan Montgomery can provide you with the answers and insight you need to fully understand the Social Security Disability process.

He has experience helping clients throughout upstate South Carolina from initial application to appeal. Contact the law firm of Ryan Montgomery, Attorney at Law, LLC, in Greenville for a free consultation about your claim.

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Steps In The Process

All applications for Social Security Disability benefits start with a similar process, which generally involves:

  • Filing an application: You can file an application online for disability benefits or you can file an application at your local Social Security office. The process for filing an application is relatively simple, but it can be easy to make a mistake that can result in a denied claim. For this reason, it is important to work with a lawyer from the start who can ensure that your application is complete, accurate and an honest representation of the seriousness of your impairment.
  • Review by an examiner: An examiner with the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department’s Disability Determination Services (DDS) will review your application. This includes collecting and reviewing your medical records to determine if your impairment qualifies for benefits.
  • Medical examination: If your medical record is unclear or does not provide enough information for the examiner to make a decision, you may be required to submit to an examination by a doctor selected by the DDS.
  • Determination: The review process can take a long time and it may be months before you find out if your application is approved. Once the examiner has completed the review and made a decision, you will receive notice of whether your application is accepted or denied.
  • Appeal: If your claim is denied, you can appeal your denied claim with the help of a lawyer. There is a limited amount of time to appeal, so it is important that you reach out to an attorney as soon as possible.

Contact Ryan Montgomery, Attorney At Law, LLC

To schedule your free consultation with attorney Ryan Montgomery about the SSI or SSDI application process, call 864-558-5282 or contact him toll free at 800-519-0297. You may also contact him by email.

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GreenVille - (864) 373-7333

Columbia - (803) 999-1111

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