Americans who are no longer able to work depend upon Social Security benefits to survive. Even though they may have paid into the system for decades, it can be very difficult for them to be accepted into the program. The application process can be long and confusing. They can increase their chances of being admitted to the program, if they hire a social security disability lawyer in Lancaster County. The lawyer will work with their doctor to ensure that the application is filled out properly. Often the patient and doctor show that the person is injured or sick, but they fail to show how this prevents them from working.
A Social Security Disability Lawyer at Going and Plank Law Office understands how the Social Security Administration determines the extent of a disability. The worker has to list the jobs and functions they perform for their employer. This must include all of the physical, mental and emotional requirements of the job. A machinist has to document how many hours he is expected to stand on his feet and how heavy the equipment is that he uses. A cashier also has to show how long they stand on their feet and also list that they have to be able to handle customer interactions. If an employer has attempted to accommodate the worker’s disability, this also should be documented.
Some companies will allow a cashier to sit on a tall stool or a machinist to take more frequent breaks. However, these are often not sufficient to allow the worker to complete their tasks. It’s important for the Social Security reviewer to understand that the employer has not been able to help the employee overcome their disability. Not all disabilities are physical and the lawyer may have to show that the cashier has a mental condition that no longer allows them to deal with the stress of dealing with the public.
Sometimes people decide to file their initial claim on their own and are denied. If this happens, they are entitled to an appeal before an administrative law judge. It is not too late for them to hire a Social Security Disability Lawyer in Lancaster County. In fact a report by the Social Security Administration showed they are 30 percent more likely to win benefits, if they are represented by a lawyer.