If you can – apply for social security disability in Colorado online.
http://www.ssa.gov/pgm/disability.htm. This is the best way for you to get the application going. Otherwise, you can telephone the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213. When you call, you will be given the option of 1) going to the social security office to apply for benefits or 2) having your application taken over the telephone. If you choose to go to the social security office, the person at the 800 number will schedule an appointment for you and give you directions to the social security office. If you want to apply by phone, you will be given a date and an approximate time to expect a phone call from someone at the social security office who will take your application over the phone.
Give SSA all the information it asks for in a straightforward way. Be truthful. Do not exaggerate or minimize your disability.
As a rule, a person does not need a lawyer’s help to file the application. SSA makes this part very easy and, in fact, it usually will not let a lawyer (or anyone else) sign the application for you. After the application is filed, however, a lawyer’s help may make the difference between winning and losing even at this stage.
If you are denied – it is important that you contact us immediately so that we can request a hearing. This is called an appeal and you must file your appeal within sixty days of the denial. DO NOT RE-APPLY AGAIN.
Get in Contact with your disability lawyer once you apply in Colorado.
A lawyer’s help at the early stages may make a difference.
We recognize that about one-third of those people who apply will be found disabled even without a lawyer’s help. We understand that some people may want to go through the earlier stages by themselves. On the one hand, if you are successful in handling it yourself, you will save having to pay attorney’s fees. On the other hand, your case might be one in which an attorney’s help would make the difference. It is up to you whether to contact us when you first apply or to wait until you are denied, but the general rule is that it is better to contact us earlier rather than later. Regardless we charge a contingent fee – meaning you only pay legal fees if you get benefits.
Let us help you get the benefits you deserve. Contact our office by clicking HERE or call us at 303.780.7329 for your free appointment.