Filing a Claim

The initial application for Social Security benefits can be a leap of faith. Unfortunately, even when applications are filed perfectly, there are multiple land mines that can cause a good claim to be rejected.

Most people assume that the Social Security Administration determines whether or not it will approve a claim for disability benefits.This is actually not the case. At the initial and reconsideration stages of the process, it is the state that makes the determination, using Social Security’s guidelines.  Every state in the nation has an office called Disability Determination Services that processes applications on behalf of Social Security, and it is the state agency representatives who decide whether to approve or deny claims.

Seattle SSD Claim Lawyer

When filing a claim for Social Security Disability in Washington and Oregon, a skilled attorney can dramatically help with the process. By working with a lawyer adept in ensuring presentation of correct documentation and filing all necessary forms, claimants can dramatically increase their chances of claim acceptance.

We at Tucker & Boklage, PLLC, have over 30 years of combined Social Security law experience and are ready to use our comprehensive knowledge in your initial filing. We’re ready to help you obtain benefits by:

  • Obtaining up-to-date and accurate information from your doctor
  • Working with the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Securing evidence from friends, co-workers, neighbors and family members

We will work with you to ensure that all information is presented correctly.

To discuss any aspect of your initial SSDI/SSI claim filing in a free initial consultation, call 360-260-2566 or e-mail us here.