and i have been refused disability living allowences i was wondering if there is any gruops that will be able to help me sort all this out with me please
When you state disability living allowance, I am going to assume that you mean Social Security Disability benefits. If that is not the case, please let me know the type of disability benefits ("living allowance") you mean in your post. Even if it is some other type of disability - say from a company you worked for - you absolutely need an advocate to take you through the process, guide you through the hills and valleys and actually represent you in front of whatever agency or body that will be awarding your disability benefits. You basically have two options. First, you can seek out one of the advocacy, non-profit organizations that would help you take your case and represent you in obtaining your disability benefits. This route would cost you no money. The other and more accessible route is to hire an attorney that SPECIALIZES in disability law. I cannot stress that enough that the attorney be an experienced disability attorney and not just a general practitioner. General practitioners are excellent at a myriad of legal issues, but you want a disability attorney that already knows how to hit the ground running, and keep your case moving forward. So how do you find a good disability attorney? Simply ask your friends, family, fellow congregants in your church, and if all else fails, pull out the yellow pages, these attorneys advertise and you can go in and YOU interview them. If they cannot satisfactorily answer your questions, mark them off your list.
Now you state that you cannot afford an attorney. However, if they are an experienced disability attorney, you pay nothing up front and he/she ONLY gets paid (a percentage) if the end results in you being awarded your disability benefits. And that payment comes out of the back disability benefits you will be awarded retroactive to the date when you SHOULD have been awarded disability benefits. This is easily one year, most often even longer. So if you are unable to find an advocacy group, do not let money be a deterrent to you seeking out a good disability attorney because you have no up-front expense.
You have to have patience and perseverance. Social Security is a federal bureaucracy that defines the term bureaucracy. You should not attempt to venture those black waters alone. So if you do not already have it, find legal representation. Please let me know how thing go for you!
All my best,
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