If you are unable to work in order to provide for yourself and your family, it can be stressful. If you are unable to maintain a steady income due to disability, you should be able to win disability benefits. Unfortunately, the social security system can make this task an uphill struggle. Every year over 2 million people apply for disability, 69% of those people go to the next adjudicative level. Of those 69%, only 38% are actually awarded benefits. If you have been denied for your disability benefits, it is important to not get discouraged. At Pines Federal, our Houston OPM disability attorney can help guide you through this difficult task.
Most people initially denied for their benefits, never reapply, thinking they simply do not qualify for the program. This pattern of thinking prevents many eligible people from winning disability benefits that may actually qualify. An OPM disability attorney may be able to help better your odds by carefully reviewing your application and looking for any omissions. A lawyer may also be able to assist you with writing a reconsideration letter when you appeal. If you plan on appealing your claim, having a legal advocate on your side is critical to your success. Statistically, individuals who seek benefits without legal representation do not end up winning their cases. This is because the majority of people applying for disability have no idea how to organize and prepare for a hearing.
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At Pines Federal, we are deeply invested in protecting the rights and livelihood of our clients. We believe those eligible for disability have the right to collect benefits, which is why our team can be tenacious advocates for your disability case. Should you choose to file an appeal, it is imperative you contact an attorney as soon as possible, as there are many deadlines you are required to meet in order to be considered. Our team has over two decades of experience handling cases like yours. Call today to schedule an appointment with an OPM disability attorney in Houston.