Am I Allowed to Have an Attorney at All Stages of the Social Security Disability Process?

by Jan 17, 2018Disability Benefits

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You may have an attorney at all stages of the Social Security Disability (SSD) process. Disability applicants who have legal representation often see more favorable outcomes than those who apply on their own.

You should strongly consider consulting with an attorney before you even begin the disability application process. The disability lawyers at the Disability Advantage Group, can evaluate your claim, identify its strengths and weaknesses, and provide an honest assessment of your chances of winning disability. If you decide to move forward, we can determine the evidence you need to support your claim before putting together the strongest possible case on your behalf.

For a free claim evaluation, call us today at 865-566-0800.

What Can an Attorney Do for Me at Each Stage of the Process?

A good attorney can provide valuable help at every stage of the application process. Initially, there is substantial paperwork to complete. Much of it is confusing, and you must complete it in a certain way for your claim to have a chance at approval. We can make sure your application features no errors or omissions that could disqualify you from receiving benefits.

If your case ends up going before an administrative law judge (ALJ), you need a lawyer who knows how to navigate a disability hearing. At the Disability Advantage Group, we have experience arguing cases in front of ALJs. We know what to expect from the process.

Can a Lawyer Help If I Have Already Received a Denial for Benefits?

If you have already applied for disability on your own and you received a denial of benefits, we can help you with the next step in the process. You may appeal the SSA’s decision, but this process can drag on for months or even years if you go into it unprepared.

We will examine your denial and identify the weaknesses in your initial claim that prevented you from receiving benefits. Then, we will assemble a strong appeal and fight to get your case in front of an ALJ as quickly as possible.

How Do I Find the Right Disability Attorney?

The right disability attorney is one with a strong track record of success, who has fought and won many disability cases in your local geographic region. This ensures that your attorney understands the nuances of the area and has a working relationship with the local ALJs.

It is also vital to have an attorney willing to work with you through the entire process, including the initial paperwork. You should not have to figure out anything on your own. If you have any concerns or special needs, you should bring these up during the interview process to ensure you end up with a lawyer who is the right fit.

Call 865-566-0800 Today for a Free Consultation With a Disability Lawyer.

At the Disability Advantage Group, our attorneys understand disability law, and we want to help you get the benefits you need. For a free consultation, call 865-566-0800 today.