Social Security Disability

Have you been denied Social Security disability benefits? If you live in Northwestern Indiana, we can help.
If you need representation at a disability hearing, we will evaluate your claim at no charge. If your claim has sufficient merit, we will put our years of experience to work on your behalf.
For effective representation in a Social Security disability appeal, call 866-903-9320 or email Brooks Law Office, P.C. your Indiana Disability Attorney. We look forward to working with you and helping you get the benefits you deserve.

Many denials of claims for disability benefits can be reversed if a knowledgeable Social Security lawyer is retained to handle the appeal, but patience and perseverance are required. As you will see from the award rates below, most disability claimants give up too soon.

1. Application level. Initial applicants for Social Security disability will wait on average 120 days to receive an answer, and for most it will be a denial. More than half of those rejected at this initial level will abandon their claims.

2. Reconsideration level. Claimants who filed their appeals within 60 days of denial will wait an average of 90 days for a decision. Most will be denied again, and a significant number of claimants will give up.

3. Hearing level. National claimants wait an average of 15.5 months for a hearing and decision. This is where patience and good representation pay off. More than half who are represented by an attorney will be awarded benefits. Of those who are denied, about half will give up.

4. Appeals Council. On average another 220 days are required. Only 2% of claimants will be rewarded with benefits; about 23% of claimants will have their claims sent back for another hearing. Most of the rest will give up. Only a few appeal to federal court.

5. Federal court. Claimants wait approximately 540 days for a federal court decision. About half of them will have their claims sent back for another hearing before an administrative law judge. Only a small percentage will be awarded benefits by the federal court. The lesson from these national averages is to pursue your Social Security disability claim. Most of those who do not give up will be awarded benefits. An attorney can evaluate your case and advise you as to your chances of receiving benefits.

When you retain Brooks Law Office, P.C. to appeal your disability claim, we bring three important qualities to the fight:

  • Experience.
  • Knowledge.
  • Compassion.

How We Help Social Security Disability Claimants:

  • Having face-to-face meetings with you to help you prepare your disability case
  • Developing a critical strategy for your case
  • Reviewing records within your Social Security file
  • Obtaining medical documentation
  • Preparing for the hearing
  • Presenting a persuasive case

Protecting your rights throughout the Social Security appeal process will be our top priority.