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Why Should I Get a DC or Maryland Disability Benefits Advocate?


    How Disability Advocates, Like Disability Lawyers, Can Help You Gain Financial Security

    You can get support when you’re trying to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits because severe health problems make it impossible to work.

    Social Security Disability advocates and Social Security Disability lawyers help people through a process that can be difficult, including appealing when Social Security denies yours benefits.

    You PAY NO FEE for a disability advocate or a disability attorney until you win benefits, so getting a professional is low risk for you. Having a representative in this process can increase your chances of winning monthly checks to cover your basic expenses—and increase your peace of mind.

    When you work with Mathis & Mathis Disability Advocates, you can turn the legwork of of applying for disability benefits over to us.

    We’ve helped thousands of people get Social Security Disability benefits. We aren’t lawyers, but unlike some law firms, our disability advocacy firm focuses entirely on Social Security Disability claims.

    We help people in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Alexandria and Northern Virginia. In fact, we help people all over Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania—and all across the nation.

    Social Security Disability Is All We Do.

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    A Disability Advocate Can Help You through Every Step of the Process

    When you’re wondering if you qualify for benefits, your disability advocate can look at your case and give you an idea of your chances of being approved for Social Security Disability. You’ll have to prove that you can’t work, at all, for at least 12 months.

    When you’re applying for benefits, Mathis & Mathis can help you collect records, gather medical evidence, compile your work history and fill out all the forms. You’ll know you’ve got someone who knows what they’re doing handling your claim. This is crucial at a time when you may not have the energy or the headspace to deal with all of these steps.

    When you need to appeal a denial, Mathis & Mathis Disability Advocates can stay by your side as the process gets much more complicated than filing your initial application. Most people get denied benefits, but appealing is a chance to reverse that decision. Your disability advocate can help you gather new evidence, correct weaknesses in your application and even help you make your case to a Social Security administrative law judge in a disability hearing. Your advocate can also help you stay on top of key dates: You have about 60 days from receiving your denial to start your appeal.

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    Disability Advocates Can Increase Your Chance of Getting Approved

    Social Security Disability advocates are professionals who meet Social Security’s standards for training, education and experience.

    Advocates undergo background checks, examinations on Social Security regulations and ongoing education to maintain their qualifications to help you.

    Like Social Security Disability attorneys, they have to understand the Social Security Disability system and how to navigate it on your behalf.

    Government statistics have shown that you have an increased chance of being approved for benefits if you have a representative like a disability lawyer or disability advocate.

    At hearings with disability judges, you are almost three times more likely to get approved when you have a representative

    When you go through this process on your own, it’s easy to make mistakes. A disability advocate knows what you need and don’t need for a successful disability application.

    Getting help from an advocate is a way for you to give yourself a break during a difficult time.

    Let us help you get to a more stable and peaceful place in life.

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    Applying or Appealing, We Can Help

    Whether you’re in the initial stages of applying, appealing a denial of benefits, or wondering if you qualify, Mathis & Mathis can help.
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    Social Security Disability FAQs

    Because applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be complicated, you likely have many questions about the process. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions.

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    Hear from a Mathis & Mathis Client

    “I am so thankful to Mr. Mathis and his whole staff. . . .They . . . helped make things easier. I could not have done it without them. I would definitely recommend Mr. Mathis to anyone. . . . (He) works hard and cares about his clients.”

    —  Trina Ansel , Google Reviews