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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...

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...

If I’m Approved For Disability, When Will I Get My First Payment?

There are two frequent questions when the SSA issues an approval: how long does it take to get paid; and how much will I get. In our experience, it usually takes 30-60 days to get the money started. Sometimes less, sometimes more. This can vary by the type of case of...

Was Your Disability Claim Denied? File An Appeal For Reconsideration

If your initial claim is denied, you can file an appeal for Reconsideration by the state Disability Determination Services department.  This initial appeal may be submitted online by completing the Appeal Request Internet Form and the Appeal Disability Report (Forms...

Don’t Give Up Too Soon With Your Social Security Disability Case

Applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be a long and daunting process. Unfortunately, many people decide to give up.  It can take months to get an initial decision. If you are denied, you need to appeal and file a “Reconsideration.” It can sometimes take...

Qualifying, Applying and Being Approved For Social Security Benefits

The 3 questions that get asked over and over again all seem to be about qualifying, applying and getting approved for social security disability. So let’s answer those questions one at a time, shall we. How do I know if I qualify for Social Security Disability? Social...

5 Common Myths About Social Security Disability

Hi, I’m Patrick Hartwig, over the years my staff and I have helped thousands of individuals just like you obtain the social security benefits they deserve. Every case, like every individual, is unique. And we strive to deliver the best service, coupled with the most...