Social Security

Social Security

When Seeking Social Security Benefits, Talk with an Attorney About Your Case

If applying for Social Security disability benefits, the process can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. Not to mention, with your health already in decline, it can make applying for benefits particularly challenging. Thankfully, there are attorneys in Peoria IL who can assist clients when appealing to the Social Security Administration (SSA). Talk with Rochford and Associates today to discuss your options for applying for Social Security disability.

What is Social Security Law

Social Security law involves the state and federal programs that address legal matters concerning health care, welfare, insurance, disability benefits, etc. Numerous government agencies provide relief/aid for individuals; however, applying for such aid can be difficult. Thus, Rochford and Associates works with clients to ensure they receive the assistance they deserve.

How Can We Help?

Rochford and Associates’ team consists of Social Security disability attorneys in Peoria IL ready to help clients looking to apply for assistance through the SSA. Our team works on your behalf, providing a complete analysis of your case and ensuring it meets the standards set by the SSA.

  • Initial Case Review – Are you looking to amend your application for Social Security benefits? Do you need help getting your application started? No matter where you are in the process, our team can counsel you on the best path forward. Our team can help develop a convincing case for why you require aid.
  • Application Completion – Rochford and Associates will ensure your application to the SSA is complete, without error, and includes a compelling argument for your case. Unfortunately, many applications are denied outright, and an appeal can meet the same fate. Thus, having an attorney complete your application significantly increases your chances of having it accepted.
  • Application Appeals – Per the SSA, less than 40% of disability applications are approved upon initial submission. So, if you face an initial application rejection yourself, there’s no need to fret! Although submitting an appeal can be unnecessarily complicated, a SSA disabilities attorney can properly guide you through the process.
  • Legal Representation – If your appeal is successful, you must take your case before an administrative law judge. In this scenario, your Rochford and Associates attorney can continue to support you. We can act as your representative at disability hearings, ensuring your case is clearly articulated and supported by relevant evidence/testimony.
An older man filling out paperwork for Social Secuirty in Peoria IL

Contact Rochford and Associates

Although Social Security disability is notoriously difficult to apply for, an experienced legal professional can help you navigate the process. Seek the counsel and representation you require with Rochford and Associates. Learn more about our services by calling 309-637-5322 to request a consultation. We are located at 101 SW Adams St, No 700, Peoria, IL 61602.

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“The Jim Rochford & Associates law firm was extremely helpful in resolving a very difficult and sensitive situation in a federal lawsuit against a school. Tim Cushing served as the lead attorney, and worked closely with Jim Rochford. Attorney Nick Rochford also provided very valuable counsel. On a personal level, they were responsive and easy to communicate with throughout the entire process. They were also patient, always available to answer questions, and provided objective legal advice that I knew I could trust. Their attention to detail and knowledge of laws are unsurpassed. In addition, the firm has highly professional and helpful support staff, including Deb Rochford and Mary Thomas, and a network of specialized experts that they collaborate with to provide comprehensive legal solutions. After working with this law firm, I strongly recommend them to anyone needing an extremely responsive law firm that will work tirelessly to protect their clients’ interests. They are highly respected in the legal community, and I would trust them with any legal situation – personal or business.”

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