It is a frustrating feeling to work hard your whole life to support yourself and your family only to suffer a debilitating injury or illness that cuts your career short. It's even more frustrating when Social Security, the government safety-net that you have been contributing to for years, denies your claim to collect Social Security Disability benefits.
At the Law Offices of Sharon J. Meyers, in Kansas City, Missouri, we understand how the frustration caused by not being able to go to work is compounded by the stress of facing mounting bills and not having sufficient income to pay them.
Our first message is not to panic if your initial application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) has been denied. Some 80 percent of first-time applicants are denied benefits by the Social Security Administration.
Our compensation hinges upon your success. We take all SSDI and SSI cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay attorney fees unless your claim is approved.
Overland Park SSDI Attorney
It is common and important to appeal a denial of an initial SSDI or SSI claim. The key is to be persistent. And it helps to enlist the services of an experienced Social Security disability lawyer who understands the complex application process.
Our experienced legal team — and it truly is a team effort at the Law Offices of Sharon J. Meyers — has helped thousands of Missouri and Kansas residents receive the full disability benefits they deserve. We are a local firm that was established in 1981, and we are entirely focused on Social Security disability law.
We know what sort of information wins Social Security disability cases. Once you select us to represent you, we take the lead in gathering all of the medical records and additional information that is necessary to support your claim. We handle all communication with your doctors, submit all forms to the Social Security Administration and monitor every deadline for you. We present your strongest legal arguments to the decision-makers who will approve your claim, including the administrative law judge (ALJ), if your case reaches that level.
The Importance Of Treating Each Case Individually
Although we have seen every sort of situation imaginable in more than 30 years of practicing Social Security disability law, we still review each case on its own merit. We use the best practices, but we don't follow formulaic approaches. Bringing your unique story to life for those who will review — and ultimately approve — your claim is the best way to ensure success.
It is our mission to help hard-working Kansas and Missouri residents obtain the benefits they have earned. The first step to receiving your benefits is providing us with the opportunity to review the facts of your case during a free consultation, so we can recommend the best steps to take. Call 816-787-0942 or email us to schedule an appointment.