When you go to your initial meeting at your Ocala Social Security Disability Law Office regarding your claim for disability, prepare to be educated about disability law. Your lawyer will explain to you how the disability evaluation process works and how the Social Security Administration reviews claims with a hypothetical approach. The relevant question is not whether you could get a job, but whether you would be capable of performing one.
Many disability claimants are under the impression that being unable to get hired for a job is proof of disability. Some claimants even apply to jobs just so they can use the eventual rejections as evidence in their disability case. Your Social Security Disability Law Office will tell you this is not how it works. In fact, taking this step might hurt your case as the judge might think the fact that you even considered applying for the job proves that you think you are capable of doing it.
Some claimants think they need to appear to be permanently and totally disabled, or essentially confined to a bed 24 hours a day, in order to be considered disabled. At your initial interview, your Ocala Social Security Disability Lawyer will correct this assumption. You do not need to be bedridden or permanently disabled, but you must have an impairment that lasts for at least 12 months.
Because disability can be a complicated procedure, it is recommended that you use an Ocala Social Security Disability Law Office to help you through these difficult cases.
If you are considering applying for disability benefits, get the answers you need. Call an Ocala Social Security Disability Law Office. Call CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC at 352-304-5300.