Filing a claim for Social Security disability benefits on your own can be an overwhelming process. Confusing forms. Busy Social Security Administration telephones. Social Security Administration employees who are trained how to question applicants in a way to weaken their disability case.
Being sent for evaluations to doctors that are routinely used by the Social Security Administration. Long months just wondering whether your claim has been approved or denied.
As in any serious matter, questions abound. Below are a couple answers to some questions you may have. Because individual circumstances differ, you should not rely on any information here as being applicable to your given factual situation.
You must not rely on any of the general information provided here as being specifically applicable to you.
For more information please call (855) PARMELE to schedule a free consultation.
DO YOU QUALIFY FOR DISABILITY BENEFITS?
Determining whether your illness qualifies as a disability as defined by the Social Security Administration guidelines is not an easy task. For help making that determination, call our office at 1 (855) PARMELE to schedule a no-charge consultation to discuss your illness, and get help to find out what disability benefits you may be eligible to receive.
WHY SHOULD I HIRE AN ATTORNEY?
Because You Have Enough to Worry About…
Nothing in the SSA’s rules says that you have to hire an attorney before you’ll be approved to start receiving benefits. However, the statistics clearly show that people who do not have legal representation also have a significantly lower success rate.
This is the number one reason to hire an attorney.
At Parmele Law Firm, our primary focus on disability claims means that our lawyers are as familiar with the medical issues involved in these cases as they are the legal ones. Working together, our lawyers and support staff help thousands of people each year.
SHOULD I HIRE AN ATTORNEY OR AN ADVOCATE?
Non-lawyer advocates that handle SSD and SSI claims are allowed to charge you the same amount of money that a lawyer can charge â€” why trust your case or your chances for a successful result to someone with very little legal training when you can hire an attorney for the same price?
CAN YOU AFFORD A LAWYER?
If you are disabled due to an injury or illness and can’t work, you should know that you can not only afford a lawyer, but also that your chances of winning an SSD or SSI claim improve significantly if you do, in fact, have legal counsel.
At Parmele Law Firm, we understand that the cost of hiring a lawyer to represent you in a Social Security Disability case may seem like a luxury that you cannot afford. We’re here to tell you that you can.
WHAT WILL IT COST?
By law, our fees for any SSD or SSI claim are limited to 25 percent of the “back benefits” owed to you by the Social Security Administration (SSA), or $6,000 dollars… whichever is less. In addition, our fees and costs must be submitted to the SSA for approval before we can charge you anything.
Can you save on this cost by hiring a non-lawyer advocate instead of an actual lawyer? No, because advocates are allowed to charge you the exactly the same amount of money.
We can explain how this works in more detail at an initial consultation, and if you decide to become a client of Parmele Law Firm â€” we will provide you with a written fee agreement outlining the costs. We would be happy to answer any other questions you might have at that time.
WHAT DO WE DO?
In brief terms, we evaluate, assess and order the evidence to build the strongest possible case for each person or family we represent. We don’t take short cuts. We pay attention to the details. We are well prepared to protect our clients’ interests at each stage of the process. In many cases, our experience and reputation for thoroughness have allowed us to secure benefits for our clients without having to attend a hearing. If you decide to hire us and become a client yourself, we are happy to provide you with more details about our practice and the work that we’ll be doing on your behalf.
Parmele Law Firm works for you.
As a law firm, Parmele Law Firm focuses solely on disability claims. We have more than 50 years of combined experience and we help thousands of people each year.
Contact us online or call our offices directly at 1 (855) PARMELE for a free case evaluation and consultation.