With an attorney by your side, you won’t have to deal appeal by yourself, which could be difficult given that you already have a medical condition. As it is, he or she will establish the best solution that would effectively win your case.
The first thing he or she will do is review the denial letter you received from the Social Security Administration (SSA). That way, he or she will come up with possible solutions as regards to the agency’s reasons for your claim’s denial.
After which, your attorney will devise a certain “theory” proving that you are indeed qualified for disability benefits as established by the Social Security law. In fact, here are the common “theories” which the disability attorneys use to establish your appeal:
- Proof that your physical or mental condition meets or equals the criteria indicated on the Impairment Listing Manual;
- Proof that you cannot perform both your previous work before you became disabled and all the available jobs you can do given your abilities; or
- Proof that your residual functional capacity (RFC) classification is “less than sedentary.”
If this “theory” does not pan out, your attorney will look articulately prove that you cannot do other jobs you did years before your current disability. That is, if the SSA deemed you as unable to do past work. Here, a “grid” is used to prove your inability to adjust to work that is less demanding. Also, sticking to such theory would also require the attorney to seek opinions from your treating physicians as to your disability and its correlation with your inability to exert even the simplest of work tasks.
Indeed, having a Los Angeles disability attorney is a relief. With your representative on your side, all your worries would be lessened, as your attorney would argue your case and hopefully win you benefits.