Roseburg Social Security Disability Claims

If you become ill or unable to work, your Social Security benefits are meant to help you; they are the reason you pay into the Social Security system throughout your working life! Applying for your Social Security Disability benefits can be a frustrating, complicated, and lengthy process, however. The law firm of Shlesinger & deVilleneuve has over four decades of experience fighting for the rights of injured Oregonians, and that includes helping them file for the benefits they have already earned when they become disabled! We handle almost 1000 Social Security Disability cases every year, and we can help you file for your benefits because we understand how the Social Security system and administration works – inside out!

We have all heard that Social Security Disability claims are always rejected the first time you apply! Unfortunately, this is essentially true. Even with expert assistance, applying for and then finally receiving your Social Security benefits is often a long, drawn-out undertaking. Shlesinger & deVilleneuve can provide you with invaluable help and assistance from the very beginning! A huge amount of personal and medical data needs to be gathered, documented, and verified before you can apply, and the innumerable forms and paperwork this entails must be correctly prepared. This is tremendously labor-intensive, but we have top-notch support staff to help you deal with this; we make sure your case is prepared properly and done correctly! This step alone often makes the difference between being approved or denied, and cuts down on your waiting period considerably. Our record is excellent, but if you should be denied the first time, we will automatically file for the reconsideration on your behalf. We will ensure that your case is given the kind of attention and care that will give you an excellent chance of being approved the first time you apply! At Shlesinger & deVilleneuve, we work on the contingency fee basis determined by law, and we accept no fee until you receive your benefits. Call our offices; we will get back to you the same day to schedule your complimentary consultation. At Shlesinger & deVilleneuve, your welfare is our primary concern; let us fight for you!

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

How do I file for disability benefits?

Contact Social Security for an appointment. The toll free number is 1-800-772-1213. To find your nearest Social Security office, click here

 

I just received a denial notice. What should I do?

It can be disheartening to receive a denial notice from Social Security. This happens to most people when they apply. It is important to file an appeal within the 60-day time limit, and to seek legal advice from a qualified and experienced attorney.

 

Do I need a lawyer to represent me for disability?

Claimants are not required by Social Security to have an attorney. Individuals can go through the process alone, but it is not advisable. An experienced attorney fighting for you can make all the difference.

 

I requested a hearing months ago. Why is it taking so long?

There is a backlog of claims at the hearing level all across the country. Average waiting times are around 16 months. Even though it may seem like nothing is happening, this waiting period is an important opportunity for you to improve your chances at hearing. There are things you could be doing right now that might help your case.

 

How much do attorneys charge to represent me for my Social Security disability claim?

Attorney fees are only paid after being approved by the Social Security Administration and only if you are approved for benefits. Fees are paid out of your retroactive benefits. Currently, federal law allows attorney fees of up to 25% of your retroactive benefits and a maximum of $6000, whichever is less.

 

Helpful Links:

Social Security Website: www.ssa.gov

National Institute of Health: www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/