The application process for Social Security benefits can be a time consuming, confusing, and stressful process. Those who apply for Social Security benefits are doing so because they need the finances to buy food, pay water and electricity bills, keep current on their rent or mortgage, take care of medical bills, and pay for their medicine. A Green Bay Social Security attorney understands these concerns and will work to provide the best services possible to help you obtain the assistance you deserve.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Green Bay, Wisconsin had a population of 104,057. And, according to the City's 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the largest employers in the city were: a Fortune 100 company that markets and administers health insurance called Humana Inc., employing 3,146 workers; the largest privately owned truckload carrier in North America called Schneider National employing 3,094 workers; and Georgia-Pacific, an American pulp and paper company employing 2,600 workers.
Wisconsin also boasts more than eighty meat packing plants with eighteen of these plants residing inside Green Bay. This includes companies such as American Foods Group, Packerland Packing Co Inc, Dalebroux Meats Mt Pkr, Green Bay Dressed Beef LLC, and Maplewood Meats.
Of the 104,057 people living in Green Bay Wisconsin, 64,890 are collecting a total of $70,869,000 every month in Social Security benefits. But getting the benefits that you deserve is often more complicated than you might think, especially when it comes to Social Security Disability.
The application process for disability benefits can take anywhere from six months to a year or more. In addition, initial requests for Social Security benefits are denied at a rate of seventy percent, the Request for Reconsideration is your only option if you disagree with the denial of your application.
The reconsideration is a process where your claim will be reviewed by an individual who did not participate in the principal decision. Most of the reconsiderations involve a review of your files without you being present, and these reconsiderations are denied eighty percent of the time. If you still disagree the only chance of obtaining the Social Security benefits you deserve is to progress to the next stage of the appellate process.
If you disagree with the reconsideration decision, you may continue to protest by taking the next step. This stage is referred to as “the hearing level,” and will be an area of expertise for your Green Bay Social Security Disability attorney. The hearing will take place in front of an Administrative Law Judge. Additional evidence to clarify information about your claim may be requested before the hearing by the Social Security Administration, and a Green Bay Social Security Disability lawyer is best suited to assist you with this process.
During the hearing, a questioning process will take place involving any witnesses and the individual applying for benefits. The judge will question you and any witnesses you bring. Other witnesses, such as medical or vocational experts, may also be asked to testify to information at the hearing. You or your Green Bay Social Security attorney may also question these witnesses. Your Green Bay disability attorney is trained in the questioning of witnesses and will prove an asset at this critical juncture.
It is usually to your advantage to attend the hearing. Your Green Bay Social Security lawyer will attend the hearing with you and help explain your case to the ALJ. After the hearing, the judge will make a decision based on all the information in your case, including any new information you give, and a letter containing a copy of the judge’s decision will be sent to you via mail after the hearing.
Having the proper legal representation can make all the difference in the outcome of the hearing process. Obtaining more information about hiring a Green Bay disability lawyer to represent you during your Social Security Disability claim is free and easy. Request a free Social Security Disability case evaluation today.