Hiring a Social Security Disability Lawyer
I get asked " Do I need a social security lawyer to help me get my Social Security Disability benefits?" It depends on where you are at in the claims application process.
The initial application is pretty easy to file, but there are mistakes that you can make in the initial application process. These mistakes can include giving incomplete history about your work history, failing to give an accurate an history about the lightest job you have had, not explaining your medical condition fully, failing to explain the side effects of medication, etc.
Abraham Lincoln once said that "a person who represents themselves has a fool for a client."
I would suggest that you consult with an lawyer before you file the claim for Social Security Disability so you understand how to file the forms correctly.
If you initial application is denied, you must file a Request for Reconsideration within 60 days or you get to start over. We think you should have a lawyer at this stage.
If your claim is denied, you must file an Application for Hearing within 60 days if the Request for Reconsideration is denied.
A lawyer's help in developing the necessary medical, vocational and lay evidence can make the difference between wining and losing. Do you have a fool for a client? Learn more about your rights to Social Security Disability Benefits in our free books by Nancy Cavey:
Answering these broad-based questions isn't easy. Help is a phone call away. You can contact Nancy Cavey, an experienced long-term disability attorney at 727-894-3188.