Common Misconceptions About Social Security
There are a lot of myths and misunderstandings about Social Security benefits. One of the most important things to understand is that every case is different. I am attorney Gary Jones, and at The Law Center for Social Security Disability, I encourage you to avoid comparing your case with someone else’s. Instead, focus on your case. Better yet, let me focus on it for you. With 30 years of experience, I know how to move claims forward quickly and successfully.
When you meet with me for a free consultation, I will be happy to answer any questions you may have. I will take the time to dispel any myths that you may have heard about the Social Security system and process. Some of those myths may include:
Myth: Lawyers Cannot Help People At The Beginning Of A Claim
While some lawyers may choose not to provide representation during the application process, I am always available to help you. Applying for benefits is relatively straightforward, but I am happy to lend a hand or to answer questions about your application. Of course, legal knowledge becomes most important if you are denied, which is when I can guide you through the appeals process to get you the necessary benefits.
Myth: I Have To Wait Before Submitting My Application
The Social Security definition of disability is that the impairment must be expected to last for at least a year. That does not mean you have to wait until it has lasted a year to submit your application. It does mean, however, that your doctor needs to conclude that you will be disabled and unable to work for more than 12 consecutive months.
Myth: Denial Means I Am Not Eligible
Many, if not most, applicants are denied when they submit their initial application for Social Security Disability benefits. It does not mean you are not eligible. It just means that the individual at the Social Security Administration did not see evidence of eligibility in the few minutes he or she had to devote to your claim. Maybe something was overlooked. Maybe something was missed in the application. We can help get your claim back on track.
Myth: Lawyers Need To Be Paid Upfront
There is no charge for the initial consultation at our Oklahoma City law firm and you are not under any obligation. If you retain us and you win your disability case, then our fee is 25 percent of your back-due benefits. Call 405-896-8852 or email me to move past the myths and forward with your case.