Helping You Through Your SSD/SSI Claim

Seeking SSD or SSI benefits is complicated. There are many hoops to jump through, your claim must be complete and accurate in an up-to-the-minute manner, and the SSA is a powerful government bureaucracy that does not necessarily have your best interests in mind.

It is important for you to have an attorney on your side as you file your claim. At Cauthen, Oldham & Associates, P.A., in Tavares Florida, attorney David E. Cauthen is ready to lead you through this process. We will not give up on your case until you have the benefits you deserve, and we will advocate for you aggressively from start to finish.

The Claims Process

The SSD/SSI claims process is roughly outlined here:

  1. File your initial application: This is usually done without a lawyer, but you can certainly ask us for help to increase the chance of success. The application requires you to answer questions about your disability, how your life is impacted because of it and your medical records and history. Remember, two-thirds of these applications will be denied.
  2. File a written request for reconsideration: If your application is denied, you can file a written request for reconsideration. This is the time to get an attorney on your side, if you haven't already. At Cauthen, Oldham & Associates, P.A., we will help you complete a thorough, up-to-date picture of your situation. With our experience and knowledge, you can be sure we will include everything the SSA is looking for.
  3. Argue your case before an administrative law judge: It is possible that the reconsideration may be denied. There are still options! The next step is to bring your case before an administrative judge. As this is an in-person hearing, we will coach you on every detail and present a meaningful, persuasive case that covers everything.
  4. Appeal: Even if you are denied benefits at this hearing, there are several more stages of appeal. We will be with you through it all and be your voice and advocate no matter what.

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

Get Us On Your Side

Having us on your side before you even begin filing a claim will give it the best chance for success. However, we are ready to jump on and represent you at any point in the claims process. Contact our office today by calling 352-508-4175 or 888-801-1678. You can also send an email.