Little Rock, Arkansas Social Security Income Attorneys
Have You Been Denied SSI Benefits?
If your initial application for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) has been denied, as a number of first-time applicants are by the Social Security Administration (SSA), you need to hire an attorney. The Brad Hendricks Law Firm has been representing Supplemental Security Income claimants since the firm was founded in 1994. You do not have to fight the government for your benefits alone. Get expert representation from The Brad Hendricks Law Firm in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Who Qualifies for SSI Benefits?
SSI is for people who are any age, including children, who are blind or who have disabilities. To be eligible for SSI, you must meet one of these requirements:
- Be totally or partially blind
- Have a medical condition that keeps you from working and is expected to last at least one year or result in death
Even if you meet one of those requirements, the SSA often denies applications. If you have filled out the lengthy Social Security Income application and have been denied, our SSI lawyers are here to help.
How To Appeal an SSI Denial
We at The Brad Hendricks Law Firm understand how difficult it can be to wait for benefits, especially at the time when you need them most. Nearly 75 percent of all applicants are denied benefits the first two times they apply for SSI or SSDI benefits. The single biggest mistake people make is failing to appeal within the appropriate time period. More than two-thirds of the people who are denied at the first step fail to ask for reconsideration.
If you were recently denied Social Security benefits for medical or non-medical reasons, you must request an appeal in writing and it must be received within 60 days of the date you receive the letter containing the SSA’s decision. You can call and ask for the appeal form (Form SSA-561) or file online and provide documents electronically to support your appeal.
Generally, there are four levels of appeal:
- Hearing by an administrative law judge
- Review by the Appeals Council
- Federal Court review
Our Little Rock Social Security attorneys will be there with you every step of the way. One thing we recommend is that you keep in contact with your doctor and follow their instructions for treatment, otherwise, you may damage your case.
Little Rock Social Security Lawyer
The best way to be sure that you receive a full and fair hearing and all the benefits to which you are entitled is to have the help of an attorney who understands the complexities of Social Security regulations and law and is interested in protecting YOUR RIGHTS. Let The Brad Hendricks Law Firm’s experienced Little Rock Social Security attorneys help you secure your benefits.
Call us at (501) 221-0444, toll-free at (800) 603-5100, or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with Social Security lawyer, David Paul Rawls, at The Brad Hendricks Law Firm in Little Rock, Arkansas.