When you’re already facing a lot of economic hardship, the last thing you need is for an agency that was designed to protect you to leave you hanging. Social security benefits are notoriously hard to collect, even when you’re obviously disabled and unable to work. When this happens, many people find themselves in truly desperate situations. At the same time, the wheels of bureaucracy move slowly, sometimes making the wait to find out if a claim is going to be honored truly agonizing.
An attorney can help you with these claims. If you believe that you were turned down unfairly, it’s sometimes a good idea to contact an attorney. You don’t have to have a case laid out or even a very coherent idea of what happened and why. If all you have are questions, contact them. Most attorneys will be willing to hear you out and, if you have a claim on your hands that seems legitimate to them, they’ll want to know more about it, in all likelihood.
Part of the reason that it’s so hard to get social security benefits is that it puts average people up against a very complex government agency and against all the rules that exist to make it function correctly. In some cases, these rules become hindrances to people getting the benefits they need and, when you’ve paid into the system your entire life and it fails you when you need it, it becomes almost impossible to argue your claim convincingly. If it’s going to a hearing, you’ll definitely do well to have an attorney with you. There’s no way to ensure that the claim will be honored, but it doesn’t hurt to have an expert in negotiation and law with you to argue your side of things.
You can find attorneys who will handle these cases at almost any personal injury law firm. A personal injury lawyer may well work on contingency, which means they probably offer a free consultation, as well. If you have questions and even if you don’t understand why you were turned down and only that it doesn’t seem right, these lawyers may want to speak with you about the matter. In some cases, they may find that you have a valid claim and offer to take it up for you. It’s a lot of weight off of your shoulders if they do.