At Russell & Hill, PLLC, our experienced Social Security Disability attorneys will sit down with you to discuss your concerns and determine your goals regarding the outcome of your case. With offices in Seattle, Everett and Spokane, we successfully represent claimants throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Social Security Administration procedures are difficult to navigate alone. Initial applications for disability benefits are confusing; and if your application was rejected, appealing that decision is even more challenging.
If you are unable to work because of a physical, mental or emotional disability, find out how our law firm can help with issues such as:
The maze of appeals rules, regulations, paperwork, appointments and legal proceedings is stressful and complicated. Additionally, once your appeal is completed, there is no guarantee you will receive your benefits.
Our Social Security Disability attorneys will relieve your stress by handling your case from start to finish and by greatly increasing your chances of receiving benefits payment upon appeal and reconsideration by the Social Security Administration.
When we take on your claim, we handle all aspects of the appeal process. We will:
Whether your disability is physical, psychological or both, appropriate medical care and documentation of your care and treatment are key. We have handled numerous SSDI/SSI appeals, and we know what the Social Security Administration looks for when approving a claim. We will fully prepare a strong and strategized case for presentation to a federal Administrative Law Judge by working with medical experts and medical care providers to prove your disability.
Federal laws control how attorneys are paid for Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits claims. If your benefits are granted, the SSA will pay you retroactively from the date you applied for benefits and possibly up to 18 months prior to your application date. We will be paid 25 percent of this retroactive amount or $6,000, whichever is less. The SSA will pay us directly, so that you will not have to pay us out of your own pocket.
Going through the Social Security Disability process can be incredibly difficult, and there are various reasons why a claim may be denied. This can include:
The reality is that only around 30% of Social Security Disability benefits applications are approved after the initial application. Many of the denials revolve around technical issues or medical treatment issues that an attorney would be able to guide you through. Unfortunately, appealing a Social Security Disability denial can be even more complicated than the original application process, and there are stringent deadlines involved.
At Russell & Hill, PLLC, our Everett Social Security Disability benefits attorneys are able to step in at any point in your application process to help. Whether you or just beginning your benefits application or have already been denied, we want to make sure that you receive the benefits you deserve. We strongly recommend working with our attorneys before you start your benefits application.
Our attorneys have a thorough understanding of how the Social Security Administration operates concerning disability benefits. We will help you gather and fill out the necessary paperwork, monitor deadlines to ensure they are not missed, and ensure you get to the proper medical visits when necessary. We will also appear with you before an administrative law judge if that is where your appeals process goes. If necessary, our Everett Social Security Disability benefits attorneys will consult with medical and vocational experts to prove your disability and your inability to work.
Contact Russell & Hill, PLLC, Social Security Disability attorneys, located in Everett and serving Snohomish, Spokane, King, Skagit, and Pierce County, Washington, via our contact form or call our toll-free number at 425-728-7467 to schedule a free initial consultation.