Get Your Benefits Faster

You are more likely to win your benefits at the earliest point in the process by working with a representative like SSDC rather than filing yourself. Winning your claim at application or reconsideration is the fastest way to receive your money. But there are opportunities to speed the process up at the administrative hearing step as well.

The Initial Application

Here's how we help:
  • Complete paperwork such as the function report, daily activity report, work history, pain questionnaire, symptoms report, medical history, etc.
  • Submit information online to Social Security
  • Keep track of all deadlines to minimize delays
  • Regularly check the status of your claim and manage any issues that may arise
  • Collect medical records quickly to minimize delays in processing of your claim
  • Partner with your doctors to provide written documentation specifically for your disability claim
  • Communicate with you regularly via phone, email and letter regarding case status, medical treatment and other issues
  • Provide answers to any questions or concerns you may have throughout the life of your claim

Reconsideration

Here's how we help:
  • Assist you with completion of additional SSA forms, when received
  • Provide updates to Social Security which allows them to make their decision based upon the most recent information available
  • Ensure that ALL your doctors are submitting relevant medical evidence so that you will be awarded at the reconsideration level if at all possible
  • Communicate with you regularly via phone, email and letter regarding case status, medical treatment and other issues
  • Provide answers to any questions or concerns you may have throughout the life of your claim

Administrative Hearing

Here's how we help:
  • Continually develop appropriate medical evidence and submit to Social Security through decision
  • Request a favorable 'on-the-record' decision, which involves asking the judge to review the claim and award it without the need for an in-person hearing
  • Keep track of all deadlines from Social Security to make sure nothing is late, which can delay the entire process or even shut down your claim
  • Regularly call Social Security to check on the status of your claim and managing any issues that may arise
  • Attend the hearing in-person with you as your representative before the judge
  • Communicate with you regularly via phone, email and letter regarding case status, medical treatment and other issues
  • Provide answers to any questions or concerns you may have throughout the life of your claim