Disability Claims Attorney Albuquerque

Albuquerque's Choice for Social Security Disability & Civil Representation

We provide experienced legal representation for workers seeking short-term and long-term disability benefits from Social Security, and offer help through each step of the process, from initial applications to hearings by the Federal Court. In addition, we also serve clients regarding personal injuries, wills, and offer expertise in civil litigation.

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Disability claims serve as a lifeline for individuals facing life-altering medical conditions or injuries in Albuquerque. These claims provide financial support and assistance to those who are unable to work due to a disability, ensuring individuals maintain their financial stability, and helping them meet their basic needs and receive necessary medical care during challenging times.

Decker Griffel, LLC has a remarkable track record that serves as a testament to our expertise, highlighting our consistent ability to secure benefits for our clients, and cementing our reputation as a reliable partner in the pursuit of disability claims in Albuquerque.

What's Required to Obtain Disability Claims?

Filing for a disability claim involves several essential requirements. First and foremost, individuals seeking disability benefits must have a medically documented and severe impairment that significantly impacts their ability to work. This impairment should be expected to last for at least one year or result in death. Applicants must have earned a sufficient number of work credits through their employment history, with the specific credit requirements varying depending on their age. Gathering comprehensive medical records, work history information, and financial details is also crucial, as these documents play a pivotal role in substantiating the disability claim. Ensuring that all necessary application forms are accurately filled out and submitted is equally vital to initiate the claims process effectively.

Decker Griffel, LLC can assist you every step of the process, no matter if you’ve just started, are looking to start, or have already worked on beginning your claim. We’re here to help our Albuquerque residents obtain the disability benefits they deserve.

What to Do If a Disability Claim Is Denied?

It's a fairly common occurrence for initial disability claims to receive denials, but there exists a well-structured appeals process to address such situations. This process offers several steps for recourse that Decker Griffel, LLC can assist you with.

If your initial claim is denied, you have the option to initiate a Request for Reconsideration through the Social Security Administration (SSA). This step involves a fresh review of your case to reevaluate its merits. In the event that your reconsideration is also met with denial, you still have avenues for appeal. Decker Griffel, LLC can help you request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge, where your case will be presented and reviewed by a legal expert.

For cases that require further action, there are additional stages. Decker Griffel, LLC can appeal on your behalf to the Appeals Council, which conducts a thorough review of your case. If necessary, you retain the option to escalate your claim by taking it to the federal court level. These successive

The Role of a Disability Claim Attorney

If your initial application is denied, it's crucial not to lose hope, as the Social Security Disability Benefits system provides an avenue for recourse through an appeals process. Decker Griffel, LLC will assist you with each step of this process.

The first step in this process is a reconsideration, where we will request the Social Security Administration (SSA) to review your case once more. In the event that reconsideration does not yield a favorable outcome, we have the option to escalate your appeal by requesting a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. If we need to proceed further, we retain the right to appeal your case to the Appeals Council and, if needed, pursue your claim in federal court, ensuring that you have opportunities for redress if your initial claim is denied.

Why Choose Decker Griffel, LLC for Your Disability Claim in Albuquerque?

Our attorneys at Decker Griffel, LLC have extensive experience in dealing with disability claims within the Albuquerque area equipping us with an unparalleled understanding of the local legal terrain. We ensure that we will navigate your disability claim effectively on your behalf. Decker Griffel, LLC takes pride in offering personalized service, a hallmark of our approach and commitment to our clients. We tailor our strategies and guidance to the distinctive facets of your case, acknowledging that each situation, and client, is unique.

When you’re ready to begin, finish, or get assistance with any aspect of your disability claims case in Albuquerque, reach out to Decker Griffel, LLC. We’re here and ready to help take on your case. Contact us today or fill out our online form for a free consultation!

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We Can Help You at Any Stage of Your Case

We are accepting new cases. Contact us today to request a free consultation. We can help you or your business start from scratch or pick up where you (or your former attorney) left off. We are experienced with:
  • Filing applications and appeals for Social Security and Long-term Disability benefits
  • Filing and answering Complaints and other pleadings
  • Motion practice
  • Interrogatories, Requests for Production, Requests for Admissions, Depositions, & Subpoenas
  • Bench and Jury Trials
  • Settlement, Mediation, and Arbitration
  • Disability Hearings
  • Pursuing Appeals, including in federal district court

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