The road to disability benefits can be exhausting, confusing, and stressful, so why go it alone? Chances are, this is your first time applying and you don’t know what to expect. If you want to avoid unnecessary stress and greatly amplify your chances of success, hire a disability representative. “What is a disability representative?” you ask? A disability representative is a professional who thoroughly understands SSA disability benefits and can help you with your case at every step along the way (including applying, monitoring progress, gathering evidence, and attending administrative hearings). If you would like to learn more about what disability representatives do and how they can help you win your case, please scroll down.
What Is a Disability Representative?
Disability representatives assist people with disabilities, helping them receive the benefits they deserve from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Although you aren’t required to work with a disability representative, consulting with one to discuss your specific situation is to your great advantage. Many people find the application process frustrating, especially if their first claim is denied and they have to appeal, but a disability representative can make the process much simpler. Here are some of the ways a disability representative can help you:
- COMMUNICATION. Your representative will discuss your case with you and answer any questions you might have. They will also communicate with the SSA and other related government agencies on your behalf, so that you don’t have to play phone tag.
- PAPERWORK. The administrative process for disability benefits includes numerous forms and medical paperwork. Your disability representative can complete these tedious forms for you and contact medical professionals to obtain the required records and physician statements. Plus, with their skills and expertise, your disability representative will be able to build your case and help you succeed.
- UPDATES. Your representative will monitor your case status and give you updates, so you’ll always know where you’re at in the application or appeals process.
- APPEALS. Most first-time applications are denied, but that doesn’t mean you should give up. If your claim is denied, you will need to file an appeal and you may be asked to appear at an administrative hearing. Your representative will help you understand the process, prepare your appeal, and attend the hearing with you. You can count on your representative to present your claim thoroughly and efficiently.
- DEADLINES & RULES. Your representative will make note of important deadlines, so that you don’t miss an appeal date or a hearing, and they will ensure that you’re following SSA rules and regulations.
Hiring a disability representative will help you avoid simple mistakes, feel confident in your application, and greatly amplify your chances of success. Plus, most representatives won’t charge you for their services until you win your case.
Ready to get started? Contact BTS Group, Inc to learn more about what a disability representative can do for you. Our disability representatives would be happy to help you apply for disability, build your case, monitor your case status, and ultimately win the disability benefits you deserve. Please click here for a free case evaluation. Or if you’re still hesitant about the idea of hiring a disability representative, click here to read some client testimonials.