If You Need Social Security Disability Benefits in the Carolinas, Let Us Help
If you live in Greenville or anywhere in the Carolinas and need Social Security Disability benefits, this is most likely a tough time during your life. We know how hard life can be when you have health problems that keep you from working, and our disability lawyers want to help you.
The first difference you’ll notice is that our Social Security attorneys will be personally involved in your case. Together, we’ll gather your medical records, employment records and go over your personal testimony.
As a local disability law firm, Don Pilzer, PC, can represent your interests better than some law practice miles and miles away. You can meet with your attorney rather than have no clue who you’ll be dealing with on a given day. We’re always here to answer your questions or provide help with local resources and assistance programs.
Do You Need to Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits?
Social Security Disability benefits are typically paid to people with disabilities who have worked in the past and, therefore, have paid Social Security taxes from their paychecks. In essence, Social Security Disability is an insurance program you’ve paid for to assist you if you ever find yourself unable to work because of your health.
Applying for benefits is the easy part, it’s the winning that’s tough. Most people who apply for benefits are denied. If you have questions about your disability application or need help applying, we’re happy to help.
Were Your Social Security Disability Benefits Denied?
Your case isn’t over! We can help you prove that Social Security was wrong to deny you. The Social Security Administration (SSA) is a large government agency and your application may have been denied unfairly. You can appeal the SSA’s decision, but you have only 60 days from the date you receive your denial latter to file your appeal. It’s very important you appeal right away if you were denied.
If you received a denial letter, call us right away. We know the process. We know how to help you avoid common mistakes. We’ll help you prepare your appeal and we’ll help you get the disability benefits you deserve.
Learn more about getting help with disability benefits from Don Pilzer Law, PC.
Do You Have a Hearing Scheduled?
If you’ve already filed for a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), it’s very important for you to get your evidence organized. At this point you are strongly encouraged to get legal help. The disability attorneys at Don Pilzer, PC, will take the time to analyze your Social Security file, prepare your case, gather important evidence, help you prepare your testimony, make key legal arguments, question witnesses, and cross-examine any medical or vocational experts who may testify at your hearing.
Your hearing is likely the most crucial phase in your Social Security claim. Contact our Greenville office right away so we have enough time to work with you to make your case as strong as possible.
Is It Expensive to Hire an Attorney?
If you don’t win disability benefits, you don’t pay attorney fees. As your case nears the hearing and Social Security gives us the final version of the records they’ve collected, we’ll work with you to find out what important records they missed, then do the necessary leg work to get everything in order.
If your doctors charge a fee for the collection of these records, we’ll pre-pay it and bill you for the actual costs at the end of your case. We don’t charge you for our time to gather those records from your doctor.
If you do win (and only if you win), our fee is legally capped at 25 percent of the back benefits awarded, with a maximum fee of $6,000 (if there is an exceptionally large amount of back benefits). This is the same fee structure for all disability attorneys so all attorneys get paid the same (based on your back benefits) if you win your case. Contact our office today for a free evaluation.