3 roles an attorney can fill if you are seeking SSDI

by Apr 4, 2016

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Being unable to work because of a disabling condition can be enormously frustrating and upsetting. Not only are you dealing with the considerable stress of health problems, you can also be struggling with the financial repercussions of not working.

Considering how much you already have to worry about, pursuing benefits from the government can be just about the last thing you want to do. However, because these benefits can be critical to your well-being, they should not be overlooked. In order to ease some of the anxiety of pursuing these much-needed disability benefits, you may want to consider working with an attorney.

An attorney can fill three critical roles in the pursuit of Social Security disability benefits:

  • Legal guide: The Social Security system is enormous and complicated with legal requirements that must be met. If you do not know what these requirements are or fail to meet them, your request for benefits can be denied. While you may not know about these requirements, an experienced Social Security disability attorney will.
  • Advocate: People often feel like they are battling with the Social Security Administration. Indeed, it can be a fight to pursue benefits thanks to a high rate of denied applications and the complex appeals system, and many people are at a disadvantage because they have neither the resources nor the experience that the SSA has. An attorney working to protect your best interests can level the playing field. 
  • Support system: Being disabled and in need of financial support can be overwhelming and extremely upsetting. While it can be difficult to ask for help, you can find great relief in having someone by your side who understands your position and what is at stake.

The attorneys at our firm know that you are dealing with some very distressing issues if you or your loved one is suffering from a disabling injury or illness. You are invited to explore our website to learn more about how we may be able to help you and how to contact us to discuss your options.