Social Security Attorney in Salem, OR
Preparing Detailed SSDI Claims Since 1983
Hardworking Oregon residents should not have to face disabling injuries or other ailments without the proper support. That's why the federal government's Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program is available for qualified individuals.
Those qualifications are not always clear, and it can take thorough preparation to receive all available benefits. Attorney Randy M. Elmer has written Oregon workers' compensation law and has earned the respect of fellow attorneys, judges and clients alike. With more than a quarter century of experience, Elmer & Brunot, PC understands all facets of SSDI law; our firm has helped thousands of injured and disabled workers earn their benefits.
Our success has been a result of our effective SSDI application preparation. This process includes the following steps:
- We meet with you directly to listen to your concerns and understand every aspect of your specific situation
- We gather all of the documentation of impairment and disability
- We thoughtfully prepare and comprehensively present the details before a hearing
Our goal throughout the SSDI process is to be sure that nothing is overlooked. We can include details you may have considered unimportant to your claim, which may be able to improve the chances of a successful result. It is essential to get the details right, which is why it is vital to work with a skilled and thorough Salem Social Security Disability Insurance attorney from our firm.
Denied Social Security Disability
Even if your claim is denied, do not lose hope. With the help of our attorneys, you can request an appeal within 60 days of your decision.
There are 4 types of appeals:
- Reconsideration – With this option, you can have your evidence reviewed again by someone who was not involved in your first decision and you can provide new evidence if you have it. You can submit your appeal here for medical reasons or here for non-medical reasons, but you may want to consult a lawyer first.
- Hearing by an administrative law judge – This option will involve a judge and allow you to present evidence in person within 75 miles of your home.
- Review by the Appeals Council – If your hearing does not yield the results you want, you can request an appeals council review. The Appeals Council can decide whether or not to review your case or return it to an administrative law judge for further review.
- Federal Court review – If your claim has been denied by the Appeals Council or you are still unhappy with your results, you can file a civil lawsuit in federal district court. Learn more about the Federal Court review process here.
At any phase in the hearings and appeals process, you can request the assistance of our attorneys. If you have a valid claim, our experienced legal professionals can help find and present evidence you may have missed, or demonstrate the merits of your claim in a hearing or review.
Discuss your case with our lawyers during a free consultation and make an in-depth plan for appeal today.
Contact a Lawyer Who can Thoroughly Manage Your SSDI Application
Our experienced staff can safeguard your SSDI claim. We not only offer leading representation but comfortable and straightforward communication. We serve clients who are looking for disability benefits in Salem, Marion County, Polk County, Portland and across Oregon.