The more involved you are with your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claim, the better your chances of getting the benefits you need. It also empowers you to have more power over the appeals process. However, you do not have to undertake a claim totally on your own.
As an experienced Connecticut Social Security Disability attorney, I can help you understand how you can advocate for yourself and strengthen your appeal. My law firm, the Law Office of Meryl Anne Spat, has earned a reputation for my ability to win successful results for my clients. I understand how frustrating SSDI claims can be, but I can help you take control of yours.
What You Can Do For Yourself
It can be hard to advocate for yourself when it comes to SSDI. In my experience as a lawyer, these are some of the best ways for you to be an effective self-advocate:
- Fill out the SSDI application carefully. You need to put in the work to fill out the initial application accurately and completely. Make every effort you can to gather your medical history, doctors’ notes and other information for the application.
- Keep all correspondence or documentation related to your claim. If you call the Social Security Administration (SSA), write down the date, time, name of the person you spoke with and what you discussed. Do not throw away any papers you receive from the SSA. This will help your lawyer and can save a lot of time.
- Be proactive before and after you receive an answer from the SSA. Get in touch with the SSA to let a representative know that you will be applying. If you receive a denial, contact your doctor; let them know about it so they will expect more activity when the time for an appeal comes.
- Keep an open line of communication between you and your appeals attorney. It is crucial to communicate reliably with your lawyer. If you have a question, ask it. When they instruct you to do something, do it to the best of your ability. If you need suggestions on what to say to your doctor or an SSA worker, your attorney can tell you.
I have helped thousands of clients take back their power and build a strong appeal. You can turn to me for more advice on what you should do to advocate for your benefits.
Stand Up For Yourself With Me By Your Side
You have the right to work with an attorney to get the benefits you deserve. With hundreds of successful appeals under my belt, I can assist you. Contact my office in Waterbury to learn more about how to help your own case. Call 203-805-8256 or send me an email. I serve clients throughout the state of Connecticut.