Filing for Social Security disability in Fort Smith, Arkansas
Our attorneys help you through the SSDI filing process
To secure Social Security disability benefits, you must first make it through the filing process. At The Law Offices of Craig L. Cook, our attorneys help you through this process with ease and efficiency. With more than 40 years of combined legal experience in Social Security law, we understand the details of filing for benefits and can make it much simpler for you. As we work with you, we remain honest about your prospects for eligibility and keep you comfortable with the service we deliver to you.
How to file for Social Security disability
To file for Social Security disability benefits, take the following steps as outlined by the attorneys from The Law Offices of Craig L. Cook:
- Determine how you want to apply. There are a variety of methods for applying of Social Security disability. You can use traditional forms of application, such as interviews in person at the Social Security office or over the phone. The easiest method, however, is to fill out an online application at the website for the Social Security Administration.
- After submitting an online application, contact your nearest Social Security office. While this step isn’t absolutely necessary, it is a good way to get answers to any questions you have about your application. This also enables you to confirm that the office has received your online application.
- Prepare for appeals. This is where attorneys are absolutely necessary. In many cases, claimants must wait months for a decision on their claim, and then find that their claim was denied. This is normal — in fact, a majority of claims are initially denied. To receive your Social Security disability, you must file appeals and, usually, attend disability hearings to argue your case in front of an administrative law judge. Unfortunately, disability hearings do not occur until a significant amount of time has passed after the initial application. Your attorney can use this time to prepare your case and bolster your arguments.
Our attorneys are available to answer your questions about the filing process and ensure you have the best chance for a successful claim.
Work with our Arkansas and Oklahoma Social Security disability lawyers today
Call The Law Offices of Craig L. Cook today at 479-222-1705 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation and discuss your Social Security disability needs. We have flexible hours for meetings at any of our three locations in western Arkansas.