How we help Ohio Social Security disability claimants
Every Ohio Social Security disability case is unique, but one thing is certain: The Social Security Administration is a large bureaucracy, governed by a complex set of legal rules and regulations; consequently, the process of obtaining Ohio Social Security disability benefits can be long and frustrating. Many Columbus disability claims are denied simply because the claimant missed a deadline or failed to appropriately respond to inquiries from the Social Security Administration. At the Law Office of Eric A. Jones, our clients don’t have these worries because we know the law, we handle the paperwork, and we deal directly with the Social Security Administration. This leaves our clients free to focus on getting the care they need for themselves and their families.
If you are unable to work because of a disabling impairment, our Columbus disability attorneys can help you through every stage of the Ohio Social Security disability benefits process. Depending on the facts of your case, we may take the following action on your behalf:
- Gather medical and other evidence.
- File an initial application for benefits, a request for reconsideration, or a request for a hearing before an administrative law judge.
- Analyze your case under the Social Security regulations.
- Contact your doctors and explain the Social Security regulations, so that we obtain reports consistent with those regulations.
- Refer you to doctors (usually specialists) for additional medical reports to answer questions raised by the Social Security regulations.
- Send you to a vocational expert for a report on your ability to work.
- Request that the Social Security Administration send you to a doctor for a consultative examination.
- Obtain documents from your Social Security file.
- Review actions taken by the Social Security Administration.
- Ask that a prior application for Ohio Social Security disability benefits be reopened.
- Seek a waiver of a time limit.
- Seek a waiver of any overpayments.
- Request subpoenas to ensure the presence of crucial witnesses or documents at your Columbus disability hearing.
- Advise you how to best prepare yourself to give sworn testimony at your hearing.
- Protect your rights at a hearing by objecting to improper evidence and procedures.
- Cross-examine adverse witnesses at your hearing.
- Present opening and /or closing statements at your hearing, arguing that you are entitled to benefits under the Social Security regulations.
- Prepare and submit pre-hearing and post-hearing legal briefs regarding your case to the administrative law judge.
- If you are awarded benefits, make sure that the Social Security Administration correctly calculates your benefits.
- If you are denied benefits, request a review of the decision by the Appeals Council.
How to contact us
Whether you are considering applying for Ohio Social Security disability benefits or have applied on your own and had your application or appeal denied, our Columbus disability attorneys are available to help. If you would like to meet with us, please complete the Free Claim Evaluation form to the right or contact us by email or phone.
Eric A. Jones
Columbus disability attorney
Jones Law Group, LLC
513 E. Rich Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215