When you’re sick, do you attempt to treat yourself, or do you head to your doctor’s office? What about if your car breaks down, or if your home needs a repair? Would you do it yourself, or look to the experts?
Chances are you would leave those things to the experts, since you probably have limited experience. So, if you’ve never applied for Social Security Disability Insurance, why would you do it alone?
There are numerous benefits to working with an advocate as you make your way through the twists and turns of the Social Security Administration‘s application process. We’ve talked about these benefits before, and this week we issued a news release to further educate people on the advantages of having an expert on your side.
Take a look below to learn why you should consider consulting an advocate as you apply for the benefits you deserve.
6 Reasons to Get Help When Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance
The Advocator Group explains how an advocate can simplify the disability benefits application process
WAKEFIELD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Prescriptions, medical paperwork, legal documents, court hearings, and incoming bills are often challenging realities for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) applicants. What’s often missing is time to focus on your recovery and well-being. On its new blog, The Advocator Group explains, “6 reasons to get help when you apply for disability benefits,” outlining how the guidance of an experienced Social Security advocate can alleviate stress and give you time to focus on you during the SSDI process.
“Becoming disabled brings on a multitude of new experiences for most people, and applying for Social Security benefits is a challenging one to face,” says Brett Albren, President of The Advocator Group. “A lack of experience can make this process extremely difficult to organize and understand, especially when you’ve recently become disabled. Having an experienced advocate on your side helps simplify the process and takes a lot of the burden off of your shoulders.”
The Advocator Group employs experienced Case and Hearing Advocates (licensed attorneys) who help with every step of the SSDI application process from the initial submission through appeal. Here are six benefits advocates provide to help navigate the SSDI process:
- Advocates help organize, file and complete all of your documents on time. The paperwork that accompanies the SSDI application process can overwhelm even the most organized person. The Advocator Group’s staff has experience working with thousands of cases and knows what information is needed on which deadline.
- Case Advocates within The Advocator Group are experienced with many of the nuances of Social Security. The language and legal issues might seem foreign to a first-time SSDI applicant, but an advocate can help explain everything to ensure you receive your benefits timely.
- Advocates have the technology needed to assemble and maintain your medical records and history. This is important because many people have trouble remembering every medication they’ve taken, every medical provider they’ve seen, and each treatment they’ve undergone, which are all important pieces of the application process. The Advocator Group’s Case Advocates can easily help assemble this difficult-to-gather information.
- If your initial SSDI application is denied, The Advocator Group’s Hearing Advocates, who are licensed attorneys, can help expedite the appeals process. They do this by drafting a pre-hearing memorandum which explains why you meet the Social Security guidelines, outlines your work history, and other limitations. Oftentimes, this memorandum can result in your claim being approved without the need for an in-person hearing.
- Mistakes can be made, and it’s your Case Advocate’s job to fix them. They will identify any errors that might be in the government’s records, and work to quickly correct them.
- The final benefit that advocates provide is information about the different services you might benefit from. Whether it’s providing information about prescription plans or guiding your Medicare enrollment, an advocate can provide a wealth of knowledge to determine the right path for you.
For more information about The Advocator Group, please visit the company’s website at Advocator.com; blog at blog.Advocator.com; or contact Jackie Zima-Evans at 610-228-2138 (office), 215-534-2973 (mobile), or write to Jackie@GregoryFCA.com.
ABOUT THE ADVOCATOR GROUP
The Advocator Group is a nationwide advocacy organization dedicated to helping individuals apply for and obtain Social Security Disability Insurance. In addition, The Advocator Group assists Medicare beneficiaries in identifying the best coverage possible for their unique needs. The Advocator Group’s team of experienced Social Security and Medicare advocates ensures that each client is provided great service while each case receives close attention. The company’s core values include humility, integrity, commitment, optimism, learning, and creativity. For more information, visit Advocator.com. You can also follow The Advocator Group on Twitter and Facebook.
Jackie Zima-Evans, Associate Vice President, 610-228-2138
The Advocator Group
Chris Gallagher, Vice President, Business Development, 781-570-8724