No. 14 – When should I get a Social Security Disability attorney?
The answer depends on you and your needs. We find that some claimants benefit from having representation at Cavey & Barrett from the very beginning, so that they understand the Social Security Disability claims process and get assistance in filling out their initial application. Others find that Cavey & Barrett assists them in avoiding missed deadlines and having to avoid the stress of dealing with the Social Security Administration.
More often than not, Social Security Disability applicants come to Cavey & Barrett after their initial application has been denied. While we are more than happy to represent you at any stage in the Social Security proceedings; we think that getting an attorney after the first denial is crucial in advancing your claim to the hearing stage.
At Cavey & Barrett, we think that waiting to get representation until just before your Social Security hearing is tempting fate. Why? During the course of your claim, Cavey & Barrett make sure that the Social Security Administration receives your ongoing medical records and is kept up to date with your medical treatment. We prepare a brief for the court prior to the hearing, setting forth the reasons why your claim should be accepted and, of course, if we have to go to a hearing, we prepare your court hearing. Waiting untill the last minute doesn’t help anyone prepare for your big day in front of the administrative law judge.
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.