After suffering an injury or illness that prevents you from returning to work, you may be entitled to benefits through Social Security. In the nation today, nearly 60 million individuals are receiving benefits through this program. Most beneficiaries of Social Security are retirees, but people who are disabled before retirement can also claim benefits. If you're claiming disability benefits in Phoenix, Arizona
or have been denied, call Matt Fendon Law Group
to help you file appeals and fight for the benefits you need. The appeals process requires a lot of paperwork and the process can be long. When you hire Matt Fendon Law Group
you save yourself precious time and energy because we'll do all the necessary work for you and give attention to detail to where it's needed. We alleviate the burden of any aspect of the Social Security process. If you need help, call us today at 602-562-9111
Types of Social
In order to qualify
for Social Security disability benefits
, most individuals
require 40 quarters, which equates to 10 years of work to qualify. If
you qualify, you may be entitled to monetary benefits for yourself
and your family. Monthly benefits of up to half of your disability
amount can be paid to your spouse or unmarried children. In some
situations, ex-spouses may qualify for benefits if they meet the set
Your family may be
entitled to survivors' benefits if your disability leads to death.
When you are prepared to apply for benefits, our Phoenix Social
Security Disability lawyers
can walk you through the process.Legal Assistance
from Our Phoenix Social Security Disability AttorneysSocial Security
is a program that can help you pursue financial benefits to improve
your future. As you seek assistance from Social Security disability
insurance, our legal team encourages you to not take any risks that
could jeopardize your opportunity to obtain these benefits.
At the Matt Fendon
Law Group, we can help ensure that each step is appropriately taken
and all paperwork is completed correctly. We can answer your
questions and carefully guide you through the process.
Our firm offers free
case evaluations for Social Security disability clients, so contact
us today to schedule your assessment! You can set up an appointment
in one of our Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff, or Prescott offices.
Security Appeals Process in Phoenix, AZ
The first step to
start your appeal is to submit what is known as a request for
reconsideration. We can fill out the paperwork for you so you do not
have to worry about it. In reconsideration, a new case examiner will
examine your file and determine if you are eligible for benefits.
If your request is
denied or if the new case examiner denies you benefits, we can then
request a hearing in front of an administrative law judge, then go to
the Social Security office to make copies of the agency's file in
order to prepare for your hearing.
The Level of
Treatment You Deserve
- At this point,
it generally takes 12-16 months from the day you request a hearing
to secure a hearing date
- When the
hearing takes place, you are proving your case to a judge; there is
no defense attorney
- A judge is
going to question you about your case — a good Social Security
Disability lawyer can help you prepare for those questions
When you work with
the Matt Fendon Law Group
, your case will be handled with the
type of care and attention we would give to our own family members.
That is because we consider you family. Dealing with the Social
Security Administration can be a difficult burden to bear if you are
alone in the process. Instead, allow our firm to lead you. If you
have questions on any aspect of the Social Security disability
process, do not hesitate to reach out to our team!