Social Security Disability Claim Process

Contact An Attorney To Complete Your Initial Application

The first step in the Social Security Disability claim process is filing the initial application. Many applicants complete this step without the assistance of an attorney, and their claims are promptly denied due to lack of adequate medical documentation. Applicants often then try to navigate the appeals process alone, with little chance of success.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is a powerful government bureaucracy with a complex disability benefits claim process. Your best chance of success is hiring an experienced attorney to help you build a convincing and thoroughly documented case from the outset. Having a lawyer prepare your initial application significantly increases your chances of success. If your initial application is accepted, you can completely avoid the appeals process, which can last 10-15 months while you are left waiting for the disability benefits you need.

The SSA Is Not On Your Side — We Are.

At Cauthen, Oldham & Associates, P.A., we know the law and how the system works. We are extremely familiar with the judges, customs and evidentiary requirements for medical documentation of disability claims. We can take on the burden of compiling your medical records and arranging experts who can support your SSD or SSI claim.

Even if your initial application has already been denied, do not give up. We can still help you. With more than 40 years of experience, our principal attorney, David E. Cauthen, can assist you in filing a written request for reconsideration that is strengthened by the inclusion of updated medical documentation and information on the full parameters of your disability.

If your request for reconsideration is denied, we can represent you at a hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ). If you are unsuccessful at this hearing, we can stand by your side through several additional stages of appeal.

Contact A Lake County SSD And SSI Claim Lawyer

For answers to your questions about the Social Security Disability claim process, Cauthen, Oldham & Associates, P.A., is here to help. Located in Tavares, we represent clients throughout central Florida. Call us at 352-508-4175 or toll free at 888-801-1678.

All Social Security Disability cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no attorney fees unless we win your case.