You don’t technically need a social security disability attorney for your Clackamas County disability claim. Many people handle their disability claims on their own. Most of those people would, however, get better results if they had an attorney. A disability attorney has specialized knowledge and experience with how to present your claim and give you the best chance of winning.
We have locations and serve clients all over the Pacific Northwest – no matter where you live.
How Can A Social Security Disability Attorney Assist Me In Getting My Oregon (Pacific Northwest and surrounding cities) Disability Claim Approved?
There is a long checklist of actions to complete in order to increase your chances of approval. This includes gathering medical evidence from your doctors, cross examining social security witnesses at disability hearings, and getting signed disability statements from physicians. An experienced disability lawyer will make sure these actions are taken to increase the chances of your claim being approved. Disability Law Office serves clients from all over the Pacific Northwest.
How Can I Afford To Hire A Social Security Disability Attorney in Oregon?
You can afford a social security disability attorney that serves clients from all over the Pacific Northwest because there are no upfront fees. Disability lawyers work on a contingency fee basis and only get paid if your case is approved. If your claim is approved, your attorney will be paid out of the back pay you receive.
When Should I Apply For Social Security Disability Benefits?
You should not apply for disability until you think that you are going to be unable to work for at least 12 months. This needs to be discussed with your doctor and your Oregon disability attorney. If you and your doctor believe your disability will last 12 months, you should apply.
Can I Keep Trying To Work While My Disability Claim Is Pending?
The issue with attempting to work while your social security disability claim is pending is that if you have consistent work throughout the claim, you and your social security disability attorney will have to realize that you’re not completely disabled. Even though you may be working in pain or working through discomfort, you are still able to work, which means you do not qualify for social security disability. If, however, you became totally unable to work in the future, you would have an ongoing claim, which would make it easier to get approved.
Can I File for Unemployment in Lake Oswego, OR and the Pacific Northwest while my disability case is pending?
In order to receive unemployment, you must able to work and prove that you are looking for work. This is contrary to a disability claim, in which you are claiming that you are totally unable to work. As your social security disability attorney should advise you, if you are on unemployment, you won’t have a viable disability claim.
How Long Will It Take To Process My Social Security Disability Claim in Oregon?
If your disability is straight forward and clear cut, you may see your claim approved within six months. For those whose medical problems are not as visible, you and your disability attorney may have to file appeals, which can take years.