If you or someone you depend upon suffers a disability at their job, it can leave the family in seriously narrow financial straits. Add to that applying for social security disability benefits on your own and the stress and confusion can get downright overwhelming. It is vitally important to meet with an experienced and qualified attorney at the very beginning to help you and the ones you love to meet these challenges head-on from the start. At Mestayer Law Firm, our goal is to partner with those who have suffered a disability at work to lighten their burden throughout this application process and help them get the benefits they have earned.
What is the TRUTH about Your Social Security Benefits?
Many people are very confused about what they are entitled to, how to pursue those entitlements and what to do throughout the application process. We want to provide education today on three truths about your social security benefits should you face this yourself.
3 Truths You Need to Know
- Time is of the essence. Don’t wait to partner with an experienced attorney. Many people try to handle the application process on their own. Applying for social security benefits is a complex process with many possible areas to overlook. Partner with a legal firm with extensive experience in social security disability to relieve this burden so you can focus on your physical and mental recovery. At Mestayer Law Firm, we have decades of experience in helping clients get the benefits they have earned and take the burden of applying off of their hands. We will make sure the correct questions are asked, all information submitted in a timely manner and any appeals are handled as they should be so that you get the disability income you need and deserve.
- Apply right away. Once you choose your attorney partner, it is extremely important to apply for social security benefits immediately after the incident. We understand firsthand through our decades of experience what a crisis a disability can be to an individual or a family. For this reason, many people wait to apply for their disability benefits. This is a common mistake. If you suffer a disability, it is extremely important to begin the application process as soon as you can.
- The approval process can take a long time on the part of the Social Security Administration. Applications take a long time to process by the federal government. In fact, one application can take up to 120 days. Furthermore, a large percentage (up to 70%) of social security disability benefit applications are denied the first go-round. This can leave you and your loved ones in financial distress. Most people filing for disability benefits are eligible to file an application on the day after they stop working or the day after their earnings fall below a certain amount per month if their disability is expected to last a year or longer.
Mestayer Law Firm provides civil litigation for clients throughout the Gulf Coast area including Pascagoula, Biloxi and Gulfport. If you are making future plans for your estate, then contact us today and let us help take care of every detail of your finances. Call us today at 228-762-1193 or visit www.pascagoulalaw.com. We are your legal experts! You can also visit our office located at 2128 Ingalls Ave. in Pascagoula, Mississippi. We look forward to talking with you!
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