A Disability Representative in Austin, TX, with the Knowledge You Need
Navigating the Social Security Administration (SSA) disability process can be confusing, overwhelming, and exhausting, especially when you’re also dealing with health problems. Let me take some of the weight off your shoulders by acting as your disability representative. In Austin, TX, I’ve been licensed to practice since 2010, and have exclusively represented SSA disability claimants in that time. I’ve tailored my approach to each situation and can do the same for you.
The Difficulties of Social Security Disability Benefits
The trouble that many clients face is that SSA has its own terms and regulations for what they mean by “disabled.” A person “may” be disabled under the SSA disability or SSI program only if their medical limitations prevent sustaining a job earning $1170 in gross wages per month. Furthermore, this medical inability to sustain “substantially gainful” work must last longer than 12 continuous months or be likely to end in death.
This is quite different from what a private long or short-term disability provider, such as the Veterans Administration, may mean by “disabled” in their policies. There are also non-medical technicalities affecting whether a person can even file a claim with the SSA, regardless of their health. As a disability representative, my job is to do everything I can to break down these barriers for you. I navigate the red tape for you to help you get you the benefits you need.
The Difference I Can Make for You
Filing for SSA disability or SSI without a representative can feel like playing a frustrating, cruel game where you don't understand the rules, but the outcome seriously affects your life. Once the claim is filed, the entire process--which typically involves several “rounds” of denials, appeals, and eventually a hearing before an administrative law judge--can often take over 2 years.
For many people, this is more than they can cope with on their own at such a difficult time. Having an experienced representative like me allows you to focus on health and family. I work directly with clients and personally handle social security disability benefits claims, keeping you updated on their status. You can learn more right away with a no-obligation free initial phone consultation. Since my fees are contingent on benefit approval, you don’t have to worry about any upfront costs or risks.