The Social Security program in America is designed to aid all those who suffer from disabilities that prevent them from working and all those who have worked hard their whole lives and aim to retire. It does so by providing financial supplement depending on the individual’s circumstances and age in which he or she retired. Unfortunately, the Social Security system is not perfect and sometimes lets down the very people that it aims to assist. When this happens, those people can be assisted by an attorney to help them acquire benefits and make the most of them.
The most common time that someone seeking Social Security benefits will need an attorney is if his or her application for benefits is rejected. When a person applying for benefits is initially declined, he or she has an opportunity to appeal the application through a division of the court specific to the Social Security Administration (SSA). Normally, the rejection notice will inform the applicant why it was rejected, but fixing the application and winning an appeal is easier said than done. An attorney who is proficient in SSA law will know how to tailor the new application so that it has the best chance to be overturned.
More importantly, an attorney can most accurately represent the hopeful applicant in a SSA court appearance. Between the actual court date and the compiling of the new application, having the help of an attorney takes a lot of pressure off of the individual, especially at a time when attention is needed elsewhere.
The key to enlisting the help of an attorney to help fight the SSA is to find one who has both knowledge and experience with this kind of law. Thankfully, Manual Franco of the Franco Law Firm has both of these and has helped local residents of the Tampa Bay area for years in this capacity. To learn more about how he can help you through your Social Security appeals process, please call (813) 872-0929.