If you’re wondering whether you should hire an attorney to help you with a Social Security claim, there are some very good reasons to go ahead and do so. Particularly if you’re in the appeals process, having an attorney to help you with your claim can greatly increase the chances that you’ll get the disability benefits you’re seeking. These appeals can be very long and complex processes and, unfortunately, they are complex enough that it’s hard for someone without training in the law to navigate them successfully.
There are some relatively common mistakes that people make when they’re appealing a claim with Social Security. Among the most common is applying for the same benefits over and over again. This is a waste of time, to put it directly, as the claim must be put through the appeals process once it is denied. Claims that are refilled over and over again do the applicant no good and do not get reviewed as new claims.
The appeals process is also very detailed and difficult to navigate if you haven’t any experience with this agency. You’re dealing with a huge bureaucracy that, while it’s not designed to make it impossible to get benefits, sometimes makes it feel as if that is exactly the case. An attorney can help to make sure that your chances of getting your benefits are maximized and that you have minimal delay in achieving that goal.
An attorney cannot guarantee that you’ll win your claim for benefits, but they can greatly increase your chances of doing so. This is because the attorneys understand the law to a degree of detail that ensures they file everything properly, have the right documentation for you to pursue your claim and that they can help you with good advice and counsel at every turn.
Talk to an Attorney
A Social Security disability attorney will generally be willing to do a free consultation with you to get an overview of your situation. The attorney will make sure that everything that needs to be done to increase your chance of having your claim honored are taken care of properly and that you’re not shut out of the benefits that you deserve because of simple errors in filing the claim. This alone can make it much more likely that you’re going to get your benefits and that you can stop worrying about the process involved.