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Sharon Christie Law: Your Annapolis Social Security Disability Lawyer

Social Security Disability Lawyer

Apply for Disability Benefits with an Annapolis Social Security Disability Lawyer

Why should you hire a Annapolis Social Security Disability Lawyer to represent you as you apply for Social Security Disability Benefits? According to a recent study published by the Social Security Administration, 57% of all initial applicants are denied Social Security Disability Benefits. Meaning it is much harder now than at any other point in the past to be awarded disability benefits. However in the same study, the Social Security Administration states that people who were represented by a Social Security Disability Lawyer were 3x more likely to win their case as the people who were not represented by a Disability Lawyer. This study shows just how important it is to hire a lawyer, because he or she will give you the best chance possible to win your case.

Why hire Sharon Christie Law to represent you as your Annapolis Social Security Disability Lawyer?

At Sharon Christie Law, our goal is to help you win your case and give you the financial stability you need! We recognize that no one ever plans to get so stick that they have to stop working. We also recognize that when you need to apply for Social Security Disability Benefits you will be anxious about the process and whether or not you will even qualify for disability benefits. That is why our clients can expect 4 important promises from us when they hire us to represent them as their Social Security Disability Lawyer.

We will do the work for you: We will handle all aspects of the case for you, from preparing and filing your application through the hearing with a judge. We are with you every step of the way. When working with us, your role is to focusing on feeling better, and our mission is to focus on winning your case.

We return your phone calls: When applying for Social Security Disability Benefits you will have many questions. We never want you to wonder what is happening with your case. We are here to answer your questions. All phone calls and emails are returned with 24 hours. That is our promise to you.

We believe in client education: The Social Security Disability process is confusing. We think it is important that you understand each step in the process. So, we created a section on our website that is accessible only to our clients. This client’s only section tells you everything you need to know about the disability process.

We don’t get paid unless you win: At Sharon Christie Law, we only get paid a fee if we win your case. If we don’t win your case then you do not pay any attorney fees.

Are you unable to work because of an illness or disability?

We can help you win your case and get the financial stability you need!

Frequently Asked Questions About Sharon Christie Law

Are you a licensed attorney?

Yes, I am licensed in Maryland and Washington, DC.  However, because Social Security disability is a federal program I can handle cases anywhere in the country.

What is your approach to the Social Security Disability Application Process?

We can file the application with you.  We file it online. 

Where is your office located?

Our office is in Hunt Valley, Maryland but we handle cases throughout the country, especially in the mid-Atlantic region.

I am not from Maryland, will you take my case?

Yes!  If your case meets our criteria for acceptance we can take your case.

How do you charge for attorney fees & costs?

We handle these cases on a contingent fee basis.  That meant we only get paid a fee if we win the case.  The fee is a percentage of any retroactive benefits you receive.  The fee is 25% of those benefits but the amount is capped by the Social Security Administration at $6000.  If we don’t win your case then you pay no attorneys fees.  If we win your case we will ask you to reimburse us for the costs of getting your medical evidence.  Those costs generally range from about $220-$500, depending on the volume of records we need for the case. 

How frequently do you meet with your clients?

We can do most of our work with you over the phone.  When you call our office you will first talk to an intake specialist.  She will get all of the information we need to evaluate your case.  If we can accept your case your intake specialist will schedule an appointment with your paralegal to file your application or your appeal or to contact Social Security with you to confirm the status of your case, whatever is needed.  She will also schedule a phone appointment with Sharon to discuss your case in detail.  As your case moves forward, most of your contact will be with your paralegal, but you can schedule an appointment to talk to Sharon at any time.

How much experience do you have with Social Security claims?

I have handled Social Security disability cases since 2005. 

Are you familiar with my medical conditions?

As a former nurse, I am familiar with many, many medical conditions.  And if I am not familiar with your specific condition I will research it. 

Do you handle appeals?

I handle the first level of appeal to the Appeals council.  I do not handle federal court appeals but I work with a lawyer who does handle those cases and I refer them to him. 

Where you represented clients?

As a Maryland Social Security Disability Law Firm, we have represented many clients throughout Maryland including the following areas:

AberdeenAnnapolisBaltimore, Bel AirBeltsvilleBerlinBowieCatonsvilleCapitol HeightsCockeysvilleCollege ParkDundalkEastonElktonEllicott CityEssexFrederickFrostburgGaithersburgGlen BurnieGreenbeltHagerstownHavre De GraceHampsteadLanhamLaurelLuthervilleManchesterMiddle RiverOcean CityOwings MillsParkvillePerry HallPotomacRockvilleSalisburySilver SpringTaneytownTimoniumTowsonand Westminster.   

We still accept cases from outside of the state of Maryland as well. If you are interested in learning more about how our law firm can help you, give us a call today!

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Sharon Christie’s: Can You Win Your Social Security Disability Case?

Helpful Resources from Sharon Christie Law

Why You Should Hire A Social Security Disability Lawyer

From when you first apply to when you are notified whether you have been awarded Social Security Disability Benefits or not there are many obstacles you will face along the way. In this video, Sharon Christie of Sharon Christie Law explains why hiring a lawyer is in your best interest when applying for Disability Benefits. 

Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits

Social Security’s definition of disabled means that you have severe limitations from your health problems, whatever they are, that are so severe they prevent you from doing any kind of work at all for at least 12 consecutive months. In this video, Sharon Christie of Sharon Christie Law explains what you need to show Social Security that you meet their definition of disabled. 

How long does the process take? 

A common question many applicants have, how long does the entire process take? Well it vary’s for each depending on the severity of their health problems, but typically a case is divided into three phases, the application phase, the reconsideration phase, and finally a hearing with a judge. A timeline that can last up to two years in some parts of the United States. 

Want to watch more of our Social Security Disability Benefits videos? At Sharon Christie Law we have over 400+ videos covering every topic imaginable regarding the Disability Benefits process! Click the link below to visit our YouTube channel and while you are there remember to subscribe so that you never miss one of our videos! 

Are you unable to work because of an illness or disability?

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Contact Sharon Christie Law

Address: 11350 McCormick Rd Hunt Valley, MD 

Phone: (410) 527-1740