Questions our Social Security Disability Lawyers are Frequently Asked
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What Does the Cochran Firm  Disability Lawyers' "No Fee Unless You Win" policy Mean?

The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers will evaluate your disability claim for free. If we represent you to the Social Security Administration and you fail to win your disability benefits then we will not charge our fee. Guaranteed.

Why should you trust a Social Security disability lawyer from the Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers?

The Cochran Firm  Disability Lawyers' offices are spread across the United States and are staffed by lawyers who work and live in your community. This enables our disability lawyers to gain a thorough knowledge of local courts, procedures and rapport which is invaluable when fighting for your disability benefits.

Our local offices are backed by the strength, name and reputation of the internationally known Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers. Collectively, the Firm has won billions of dollars for our clients and successfully negotiated thousands of disability claims.

How is Social Security disability funded?

Since the early 1960's employers have been required to deduct a percentage of an employee's pay, match the deduction and send the money to the Social Security Disability Fund. Disability benefits are paid out of this fund in the event an employee becomes sick or injured and is no longer able to work for at least twelve months. If you have applied for Social Security benefits and were denied, you can contact the Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers and request a Social Security disability lawyer to assist you in appealing your claim.

How long does it take to receive Social Security disability payments?

Due to an increase in applications over the past few years the Administration has developed a backlog of cases. Although the Social Security Administration has been working on this problem, it still may take several months before you receive a decision on your disability application. If your claim is denied you normally have about sixty days to appeal the claim and then will need to wait again for your case to come up for review which, again, could take several months. Some people have found that using a Social Security disability lawyer has helped them speed up the process as a legal team can insure all paperwork is gathered, submitted and the claim is written in the manner desired by the Administration which could minimized the number of appeals the claimant may be required to file.

What is the difference between a Social Security disability attorney and a Social Security disability lawyer?

There is no difference between a Social Security disability attorney and a Social Security disability lawyer. The words attorney and lawyer mean the same thing in United States English. The words can be interchanged in a sentence as desired.

Social Security disability lawyers can helpWhat is the next step after I have been denied Social Security disability benefits?

Many people feel frustration after they hear that their disability claim has been denied, but please don’t lose heart! First time applications are denied over 60% of the time. Your next step should be to carefully read the denial letter to determine the reason your claim was denied and work to overcome the SSA's objections. Many people have found that contacting the Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers for assistance in overcoming the reasons for denial have been extremely helpful as they saw the denial overturned on appeal. Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers Social Security disability lawyers are experienced in helping people in your situation.

Social Security may take many months to be approved. How can I pay my bills in the meantime?

Paying bills, buying groceries and supporting your family is a serious concern during the waiting period for Social Security disability benefits. We can definitely sympathize with your predicament. It is one of the reasons we offer assistance in helping people obtain their benefits. The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers publishes a frequently updated blog that provides tips, ideas, suggestions and programs that enable people with low income to pay their bills and receive assistance. Check out our blog here.

How can a Social Security disability lawyer help me?

A Social Security disability lawyer is a lawyer who has specifically studied the policies and procedures of the Social Security Administration's Disability Program. A good Social Security disability attorney can assist you by making sure your disability application is filled out properly and contains all of the information requested by the Administration and filing your application within the timelines required. Your Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers Social Security disability attorney knows how to obtain the information you need to include in your claim. Your lawyer can also be a great help and comfort during your time of distress by decreasing your chances of a permanent denial. Contact the Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers today for a free evaluation as the first step toward having a Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers Social Security disability attorney start working on your case.

There are many law firms advertising Social Security disability lawyers. Why should I contact the Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers for assistance?

The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers is one of the largest legal firms in the nation with a focus on Social Security disability. Very few law firms have helped as many thousands of people as we have to obtain their disability benefits. Each of our Social Security disability lawyers is focused on the task at hand and has a strong desire to see you receive the benefits you deserve. After acceptance as a client, we will keep in touch with you to provide you with updated information and let you know about assistance programs you may qualify for.

What should I do if I am not sure if my disability qualifies for benefits?

Fill out the form on this page and request a FREE claim evaluation. One of our team members will contact you back and spend about ten minutes on the phone asking several questions. This enables the evaluation team to review your disability and provide recommendations to you on how to proceed.

Don't delay in filing for your disability benefits. The Social Security Administration has set numerous deadlines on applications and appeals. Missing a deadline could cost you your benefits.

Is a disability claim evaluation really free?

Yes, a disability claim evaluation by the Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers is FREE. It only costs you a few minutes of your time answering some questions about your specific situation. Even if the Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers assists you with your claim, we will not charge you a fee unless you win your benefits. You have no upfront costs associated with filing for your benefits, so contact the Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers now by filling out the form on this page.

Is there another website that provides more information about Social Security disability and Social Security disability lawyers?

To find out more information about Social Security disability benefits and Social Security disability lawyers you may visit the Cochran Firm  Disability Lawyers' website at www.CochranNation.com.


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Why Should You Trust the Cochran Firm  Disability Lawyers' Social Security Disability Attorneys?

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Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr.

Johnnie L. Cochran helped to found the Cochran Firm as a way of realizing his dream to help those who have become injured or deprived of their rights throughout the United States. It is through the Cochran Firm that Johnnie brought justice to all Americans who have suffered due to the negligence or actions of individuals, corporations or governments. A natural outgrowth of the Firm's areas of assistance is helping people obtain Social Security disability benefits they deserve. With over twenty offices located across the nation, the Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers provides experienced Social Security disability lawyers. More than 60% of Social Security disability claims are denied. Many of these people are truly in need of benefits and have no other means of buying food and clothing or even providing shelter for themselves and their families. Our Social Security disability lawyers have been able to help many people obtain benefits even after the SSA denied their claim.

In addition to being known for his litigation brilliance, Mr. Cochran is also well-known for his philanthropy and helping those less fortunate. In recognition of his outstanding service to the community, he has had two schools named after him, the Johnnie L. Cochran Junior Academy Elementary School in East Orange, New Jersey and the Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. Middle School in Los Angeles, California.

Despite the passing of Mr. Cochran in 2005, the Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers has continued his legacy by helping the unfortunate and continuing to win many high-profile cases. Contact the Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers today for a FREE evaluation of your Social Security disability claim.