Applying for Social Security disability can be a very confusing and a long drawn out process. When a person is sick and unable to work it can be extremely overwhelming. Completing appeal forms and requesting medical records is the last thing that a person would want to do. Having a representative can relieve this burden.
A representative’s responsibilities include:
- Completing appeal forms
- Consulting with Social Security concerning status of case
- Requesting and reviewing medical records
- Research of Social Security disability problems
- Representing claimants at the hearing before an administrative law judge
Accredited Disability Representative
ADR is recognized as an individual who has met or equaled the strict criteria of the Social Security Demonstration Project consistent with the Social Security Protection Act of 2004 and will abide by a defined code of ethics.www.disabilityrep.net
By law a representative can charge 25% of an individual’s total past due benefits with a maximum of $6,000.00. If the claim is not approved then the representative cannot charge a fee.