Social Security Law

If you are not able to work due to a physical and/or mental disability, then you may have already applied for social security disability. Often times people are discouraged because their application for benefits was quickly denied or they have already been denied on prior occasions.

It is important that after you receive a notice of denial that you quickly appeal. Pay attention to your notice because if you miss your appeal deadline then you may be losing out on a substantial amount of back pay.

At Derek Johnson Law Office, the social security process will be fully explained. The attorneys will seek out and obtain copies of all of your current medical records in order to ensure that the Judge has every record the Judge needs in order to make a decision. We will seek out a medical opinion so that the Judge can consider the opinion when deciding whether you are able to work.

At your social security hearing, it is likely that a vocational expert will be testifying regarding how different physical and mental limitations affect the availability of certain jobs. Many times the testimony of the vocational expert can make or break the case. The attorneys at Derek Johnson Law Office will question the vocational expert thoroughly and effectively so that the testimony can be used to your advantage and not as a means to deny your claim.

The attorneys at Derek Johnson Law Office will help you understand the difference between the available benefits, such as SSI or SSD. The social security attorneys at Derek Johnson Law Office understand the Social Security Grid Rules, which are relied upon to assist someone who is over 50 years of age and suffering from a physical impairment. Our social security attorneys will only be paid an attorney fee if your case results in you receiving benefits. We understand the importance of your case. Our disability attorneys offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case in more depth. For your convenience, below is a list of frequently asked questions.