When you find you cannot work due to illness or impairment, government benefits may be available to you. These benefits are known as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). However, many who try to collect these benefits on their own find themselves caught up in red tape. The process is lengthy and complex. You may feel the system is trying to deny benefits to people like you who so badly need them.

So we assembled this Year In Review where you can access Part 1 of the articles we shared out over the last year.

The Hartwig Law Firm: Our Promise To You  – When you suddenly find yourself in a situation where you need an attorney, it can be one of the most stressful times in your life. There are so many things you have to worry about… and wondering if the person you just entrusted your case, and your future, has your best interests at heart should never be one of them. 

Don’t File A New Claim Instead Make An Appeal – Did you know that the majority of initial claims and reconsideration claims are denied by the Disability Determination Services? Up to 70% of new claims for Social Security Disability benefits are rejected.If your application is denied, this doesn’t mean that you do not have a strong case, or that you’ll never get benefits. 

Don’t Delay Applying For Your Disability Benefits – The Social Security Administration states that in order for you to be considered “disabled” you must be unable to work due to health issues for a year or longer. Many people make the mistake in thinking they must be out of work for a year before they are eligible to apply for benefits – this is not correct. 

Protecting Your Rights Is Surprisingly Affordable, Getting Your Benefits And Providing For Your Family Is Priceless – Many of our clients tell us that after hiring our firm the results they see cannot be measured in dollars…This simple decision to finally have someone working on your side to protect your rights and fight for your benefits can create a number of significant positive changes. 

Options Available To You If You Become Disabled – If you become disabled and are no longer able to work, either short-term, long-term or ever again, there are several options available. And not all of them are equally beneficial to you.

What Documents You Will Need To Apply For Social Security Disability – One of the primary reasons applications are denied is a lack of supporting documentation. That’s why you need to make sure that your initial application is as complete as possible. Yes, I understand the application process can be very time consuming, but not getting everything together for the SSA is one reason so many applications are initially denied.

Hiring A Social Security Lawyer Is More Affordable Than You Think – Protecting Your Rights Is Surprisingly Affordable… Getting Your Benefits and Providing for Your Family is… Priceless! Many of our clients tell us that after hiring our firm the results they see cannot be measured in dollars… This simple decision to finally have someone working on your side to protect your rights and fight for your benefits can create a number of significant positive changes.

Social Security Benefits And The COVID 19 Pandemic – Social Security Benefits Will be Paid On Time and Other Updates Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Commissioner of Social Security Shares Update about COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments for BeneficiariesHere’s the latest update from the Social Security Administration Regarding Covid 19. Written by Andrew Saul, Commissioner of the SSA.

Supplemental Security Income Recipients Will Receive Automatic COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments – On April 15, 2020, Andrew Saul the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration announced that Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients will receive automatic Economic Impact Payments directly from the Treasury Department.  Treasury anticipates these automatic payments to go out no later than early May.

Filing An Appeal for Social Security Disability Reconsideration – If your initial claim is denied, you can file an appeal for Reconsideration by the state Disability Determination Services department. 

Your Social Security Disability Decision – Because I Understand How Important This is to You… I just want every person who has ever been sick, injured, or disabled, and felt confused and lost about his or her situation to get the facts first, then decide if hiring a Social Security Disability attorney is right for them… without feeling pressure and financial obligation. 

Taking That One Step – I can tell you from experience that most people who say they are confused and overwhelmed by their Social Security Disability claim, and are desperate for help and direction, never do anything about it. And they, and their families, suffer because of it. 

To read Part 2 click <here>.

Are you looking for legal help from someone who really cares, is not judgmental, and who will help you fight for the benefits you deserve? We are ready to help you.

The Hartwig Law Firm operates differently. Not only will we be your personal, face-to-face guides through the entire application process, we offer assistance with Medicare and health insurance issues, as well as transitional assistance while our clients are waiting for a decision about benefits. We have extensive experience handling claims at the Federal District Court level, and we will provide genuine, non-judgmental, compassionate legal assistance. We understand the difficulties our clients are facing every day, and are ready to take on the government and fight for their right to benefits. Call (508)732-8989 to schedule an appointment.