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When You Can’t Work, Disability Benefits Are a Lifesaver

You’re too sick to work. You have doctors to pay and medications to buy. You still need to keep a roof over your head somehow—all without the paycheck you’ve been relying on your whole life.

How are you supposed to make it work?

Living without a paycheck often requires huge lifestyle changes like downsizing, selling off belongings, tapping into retirement accounts early and moving in with family.

But there is a way to hold on to a sense of financial independence. You can apply for Social Security Disability benefits and possibly receive life-saving monthly checks that cover your most basic needs.

What are your odds of winning benefits in Indianapolis?

It can be tough, but every case is different. Hanley Disability has an experienced team of disability advocates who can help you understand your particular situation.

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The Law Office of J. Frank Hanley II offers a FREE evaluation of your case and will discuss your options with you. Let us make a difference in your life.

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Winning Disability Benefits Is an Uphill Battle

Social Security doesn’t grant disability benefits easily:

  • 3.5 million Americans applied for benefits in 2017.
  • 762,141 people were awarded Social Security Disability income.
  • That’s a tough approval rate of 22%.

What about in Indianapolis and Indiana?

Most people who apply for disability anywhere are denied on the first try, and have to start an appeal.

A key step in appealing is taking your case to an administrative law judge (ALJ). In different locations, judges have different approval rates:

  • Indianapolis judges awarded benefits 3,264 times from September 2017 to September 2018.
  • That was an approval rate of about 46% out of all cases.
  • Across Indiana, judges approved benefits 47% of the time as of early 2018.

If you’re wondering where you might stand, Hanley Disability will provide an initial consultation for FREE.

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How Can You Improve Your Odds of Winning Disability Benefits?

To successfully apply for disability benefits, you need to submit thorough and correct forms. You also need to provide medical evidence and other records proving that you can’t work. And you need to meet deadlines.

You can make sure your application or appeal is strong if you work with a professional disability representative.

In fact, at the level of a hearing with a judge, a government report found that your chances of winning benefits is almost three times higher when you have a representative.

Maybe you’ve never gone through this process before. But at Hanley Disability, we do it every day.

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Get Help with Your Disability Application

You can get Hanley Disability to help you win disability benefits without paying any fee up front. You only pay when you win benefits, and even then your fee comes out of back benefits, not your future disability checks.

Being too sick to work is likely one of the most stressful times in your life. Don’t navigate the government’s complex Social Security Disability program on your own.

Social Security Disability is all we do. Give us a call.

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