Winning Social Security Benefits, It’s what we do!
We have helped hundreds of hard-working Americans apply for and win their Social Security Disability Benefits. Your odds at winning your benefits is three times higher with Hatfield Eley vs doing it alone or using an attorney advocate without Social Security knowledge.
We are the Four Corner’s premier Social Security disability advocacy group. We are the only Social Security disability advocacy with experience at winning disability benefits for claimants in Farmington, NM, Durango, Cortez, Montrose, Alamosa, CO, Northeastern Arizona and Southeastern Utah.
We give our clients personal and available service through every step of the process, from initial application all the way through Appeals Council and beyond. There are a number of huge national advocacy groups marketing to help social security claimants on a nationwide scale. We offer claimants filing in the Four Corners Region the same high quality expertise, but with personal service and availability the nationwide chains are unable to provide. Our knowledgeable team consists of specialists and advocates that have many years of experience helping people like you get the disability insurance benefits, like SSDI and SSI, they may be entitled to receive.
No Fee Unless You Win
We don’t get paid unless you win your claim for disability benefits.
If you or someone you know has been unable to work for 12 months (or is expected to be out of work for 12 months or) or more because of a disabling condition or qualifying impairments, we may be able to help.
There is a standard fee set by the Social Security Administration (SSA), calculated and paid directly to attorneys by the SSA.
Social Security Disability Benefits: SSDI & SSI
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a program that pays a monthly benefit for individuals with disabilities who have paid into Social Security by working a job and earning work credit. People who qualify have worked a job or jobs for multiple years prior to the onset of their disability.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is designed to help people with disabilities pay for their basic living expenses. The monthly benefits for SSI are funded by taxes rather than Social Security. This means that you do not have to verify a work history to qualify.
The current maximum monthly benefit for SSDI is $2,861 (as of January, 2019).
The Disability Process
The Social Security disability claims process can be overwhelming and lengthy. Hatfield Eley will help you navigate the process as quickly as possible. We are the only Social Security Firm in the Four Corners area and have long standing relationships with the social security and medical community to help us help you. The process begins with an initial application for benefits, which if denied can be appealed by filing a request for hearing.
After filing an initial application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a claimant can generally expect to wait three to eight months before Social Security issues a decision. If the claim is denied, the claimant then has sixty days from the date of the denial letter to file a request for a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).
After filing a request for hearing, a claimant can expect to wait up to a year for a hearing date to be scheduled. Hatfield Eley has a complete strategy for proving that you are no longer able to sustain full-time gainful employment due to your medical impairments. We request copies of all of your medical records, speak to your treating physicians, and if your case requires additional information we will interview family members or former employees about your limitations. Before the hearing date arrives you and your case will be fully prepared to win. On some occasions we have prepared cases to the point of winning before the hearing date and appearing before a judge is not necessary.
After the hearing, the Administrative Law Judge responsible for deciding your claim will review all of the evidence, arguments, and testimony presented during the hearing. The ALJ will issue a decision in most cases three months after the hearing date.
If your claim for benefits is denied by an ALJ, Hatfield Eley can also appeal your claim.
Contact Us About Your Case
Let us help you figure out your best next steps are. The sooner you have a plan of action, the better your chances of taking the correct steps to get the results you want.
Our initial consultation is at no cost to you.
To begin your free consultation call us at 970-259-2269.