Facts about Social Security Disability in Kansas City

Getting approved for Social Security Disability in Kansas City seems to be a daunting and overwhelming task for many people. Whether it is for the physically or mentally challenged or the countless forms and instructions, it all seems like an insurmountable mountain. You want to ensure that you complete and submit the forms correctly to increase your chances of approval, however, you are not sure what to include and what to exclude. You wonder, as you look at all the paperwork, if you are able to do it yourself or if you should seek legal representation. Here is some information that may help you decide.

Disability Determination
Under the present law, the government defines “disability” as the inability to work gainfully due to mental or physical impairment which can result in possible death. It also clarifies it even further stating that if your illness or impairment has lasted, or will last, longer than one consecutive calendar year, or you are blind, then you are considered disabled.

Helping yourself
While you can file your disability claim yourself, consider the effort that is spent waiting out this process. Are you sure you can fill out the paperwork correctly? Will you be able to keep track of all the things you should have included, like your medical records? Will you be able to solve all necessary questions throughout the process, such as whether to send copies of medical records after filing date? Will you worry that your case has been left out when you have not heard anything for months? These are all questions you need to ask yourself before deciding whether to make the presentation yourself. This may be your only chance to guarantee income and medical coverage, so if you decide to do it yourself, make sure you can handle it.

Get help with your claim
You may think you cannot afford an attorney to represent you, but you can. This is a specialized area of the law that has specific rules about how much a Social Security Disability in Kansas City lawyer can be paid if you win your case. In other words, if you do not win, you owe nothing. While you can get a lawyer at any stage of the process, you can save a lot of stress by doing it early.

If you want to start the process, contact the Grundy Disability Group and set up an appointment for a free consultation.

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