If you are over 50, Social Security has special rules that apply to you. An Idaho Social Security Lawyer can assist you in understanding these rules and how they can help you get your disability.
Once you turn 50, Social Security begins to pay more attention to your past work. Social Security understands that it is more difficult for older workers to retrain and a new career,so they look at what kinds of work you have done in the last 15 years to determine if you can go back and do any of your past work. If they determine that you can not, you will likely be found disabled.
However, if they find that your can not do your past work, they may find that you are not disabled if they find that your past relevant work provided you with skills that are easily transferable to a job that you can do. Be sure to ask an Idaho Social Security attorney about how your age will affect your chances for disability.
Our Disability Lawyers know the local Social Security staff and judges who will be deciding your case. The national attorney firms do not spend enough time in the local area to know how what is important for the judges you will be appearing before. This may seem like a small thing, but it can be very significant when it comes down to arguing your disability at your hearing.
We also know many of the local doctors and medical clinics and how to best work with them. Get an Idaho Social Security attorney and not national firm who sends their disability lawyers to Idaho that you will not have a chance to meet until you are walking into your hearing.
The disability application process can be lengthy, so do not delay in getting started. An Idaho Social Security Lawyer can help you through the entire process.
The first step is an initial application with your local Social Security office. This process usually takes about 5 months and about 33% of applicants will get approved at this level.
If you are not one of the lucky few, you will need to ask for a reconsideration withing 60 days of your denial. Unfortunately, this process can take an additional 3 months and, in Idaho anyway, only about 10% of applicants will be approved at this level.
If you are denied at the reconsideration, you need to ask for a hearing. The wait for a hearing is currently about 9 months, but you have a significantly better chance of getting approved at this point, especially if you use one of our Idaho Social Security attorneys--we have a VERY HIGH success rate!
If you would like to speak with a local disability attorney and have a free consultation about your disability, contact us today! You will speak with a licensed Idaho disability attorney who is knowledgeable about Social Security Disability guidelines. We welcome your questions and look forward to assisting you.
Phone: (208) 546-9095
Mailing Address: 524 3rd Street South
Nampa, Idaho 83686