Fort Smith Social Security Claims Lawyers
You’ve worked hard your whole life; you’ve provided for your family, taken care of your bills, and paid into the system for years. Now that you have been injured, it is time for you to call upon that same system to help you deal with your current circumstances. Sadly, as many as 75% of first-time applications are denied by the Social Security Administration (SSA), including those who are making valid claims.
At McCutchen & Sexton – The Law Firm, our Fort Smith Social Security claims attorneys understand just how complicated the application process for Social Security benefits can be, but we can help ensure that your application will be both complete and accurate.
Why hire a Fort Smith Social Security disability attorney?
A Fort Smith Social Security disability lawyer can help you present the best possible case for your benefits and avoid unnecessary delays in resolving your claim. Applying for any of the following Social Security benefits is a tedious process that may be very difficult to navigate on your own:
- Social Security Disability Insurance
- Supplemental Security Income
- Long-Term/Permanent Disability Benefits
- Short-Term/Temporary Disability Benefits
Many people living with disabilities become frustrated and think about giving up on the process, especially after getting a benefits denial letter. However, denial does not necessarily mean you don’t qualify for assistance. Rather, it could just mean that you made an error or omission in your paperwork.
Our Fort Smith attorneys know what will be required to qualify for benefits; we can make sure you are submitting all the information that is necessary for your claim. Should your initial application be denied, our Fort Smith legal team is prepared to help you work through the appeals and hearing processes as well.
When you are taking on a huge government bureaucracy like the Social Security Administration, you will need an experienced Fort Smith lawyer on your side to help you cut through the red tape.
How much will it cost me to hire a Fort Smith Social Security lawyer?
The federal government closely regulates the amount attorneys can be paid for Social Security cases. These regulations cap an attorney’s fee at 25% of the recovery, though it may not exceed $6,000. So, that means even if you are struggling to make ends meet, you won’t have the added burden of paying money up-front in order to hire a lawyer. In any case, you won’t pay our Fort Smith attorneys anything unless we get you the benefits you need.
Do I qualify for Social Security benefits?
If you have worked, paid the necessary amount of Social Security taxes (FICA), and you have a documented medical condition that prevents you from working, you probably qualify for Social Security benefits.
The Social Security Administration has a complicated formula that determines whether or not you qualify for benefits, which is based on the number of work credits you’ve earned—meaning the number of years you have worked and the amount of taxes you have paid—and the type of medical condition(s) you have. Additionally, some medical conditions are considered so serious that the Social Security Administration fast-tracks the applications with what are referred to as “compassionate allowances.”
Consult with a Social Security Claims Attorney in Fort Smith
You’ve worked hard your whole life; let the Fort Smith Social Security attorneys at McCutchen & Sexton – The Law Firm work on your behalf now that you are prevented from working. A quick call with one of our experienced Social Security professionals can help you determine whether you qualify for Social Security disability benefits. To discuss the particulars of your case with one of our attorneys, please call our Fort Smith offices at (479) 783-0036 or fill out our online contact form today.