Friday, 21 May 2010 22:41

Social Security Disability

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

The best advice for those filing a Social Security Dsability claim is to file the initial application without a lawyer. Most initial applications are denied and you only have 60 days to file your first appeal, the Request for Reconsideration. If you are approved, you will receive benefits dating back to the onset date of your injury. If this appeal is denied, you then can hire an attorney to appeal the claim and represent you at the hearing before an administrative law judge.

It is our experience that Social Security Disability law is strictly codified, but not so strictly construed. In order to qualify for benefits, your doctor must be willing to put in writing that your condition prevents you from doing any gainful work. This means that not only can you not perform the type of work that you have done in the past, but that you are not able to perform ANY type of work that would net you at least $500.00 per month. Additionally, your period of disability must last at least 12 full months.

Our fee is only 25% of any back benefits you receive. If your benefits are not approved, you do not owe an attorney fee. Call us toll free and without obligation at 1-888-442-7947 or send us an e-mail at ggreen@gGreen.com as soon as your Request for Reconsideration has been denied, so we can file your appeal in a timely manner.

Friday, 21 May 2010 22:41

Private Insurance Disability Claims

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

We may be able to help with disability claims against insurance companies when disability coverage has been purchased by you directly from an insurance company or provided to you through your employment. In situations where the insurance company has breached its duty of good faith in dealing with you and denying obviously deserved benefits, we can advise regarding remedies in excess of a claim merely for benefits. Such remedies can include punitive damages, statutory penalties, costs, interest, and attorney fees.

We are willing to consider these claims on a sliding scale contingency fee basis. The amount of the fee can be determined by the amount of the benefit claimed and the level of our involvement. We can discuss acting as escrow agent and attorney to collect benefits directly from the insurance company and then disburse to you through our trust account—even in situations where benefits have not been denied.

If you have questions or need additional information, call Law Offices of Gary Green toll free and without obligation at 1-888-442-7947 or send us an e-mail at ggreen@gGreen.com if we can help.