The Biggest Mistake Made by Social Security Claimants

Social Security Administration

One of the biggest mistakes that people make in applying for Social Security benefits is that they believe and assume that the Social Security Administration is their advocate. They believe that the Social Security Administration is advocating for them and taking care of their cases. The truth is that the Social Security Administration is a federal administrative body to administer claims. They are hardworking but have a large number of cases they go through on a daily basis. You must keep up with your case and make sure it is being handled in a timely manner.

The Benefits of Having an Attorney on Your Side

But the Social Security Administration is not the claimant’s attorney. Although the Social Security Administration will assist to some degree in getting medical evidence, it is the responsibility of the clamant to obtain and submit medical evidence. The Social Security Administration will not assist a person in advocating the claimant’s claims. Without an attorney, claimant’s find that they are representing themselves. They will find that their claims have been denied because evidence was not received, or important parts of their cases were not submitted. To add insult to injury, it is difficult to appeal these decisions.

Handling Cases in a Timely Manner

It is very important that a claimant consult with an experienced attorney that handles Social Security cases. A claimant’s case is important to them. The process in obtaining benefits is a long one and often times, the claimant is experiencing financial distress. Time is of the essence. So, it is important that claimant make the most of their opportunity to make sure that their cases are being properly presented.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding your Social Security case, do not hesitate to contact our experienced Baton Rouge Social Security attorneys at Losavio & DeJean, LLC, The Louisiana Elder Law Firm. We are here to help and give you personalized options