If you are unable to work due to a disability, you might be entitled to disability benefits. However, recovering these benefits is not simple.
It may be easy to prove your work history and income, but it is often more difficult to prove you suffer from a health condition that impairs your ability to work to the degree the Social Security Administration requires.
Having representation helps win SSD and SSI claims because the regulations that govern the Social Security Administration’s disability programs are so complex.
There are also extensive medical records to be collected, questions to answer and deadlines to meet. People often find it overwhelming to handle the process alone.
If you hire an attorney, they will handle all of this for you.
It is easy to make mistakes if you have never handled a claim before. You may accidentally answer a question incorrectly. You could miss a deadline or forget a medical record. All these things can have a negative impact on your disability benefit claim – and they may even stop you from receiving benefits at all.
While you can go through all the levels on your own, it is better if you have help. Hiring someone who knows the law and the process of filing a Social Security Disability claim is the best way to get favorable results.
You do not need an attorney for your Social Security Disability claim. You can go through all levels on your own. If you like, you can file the application for benefits yourself, appeal your denial if need be, and argue on your own behalf at your hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge.
This is not the best approach. Statistics clearly show that claimants who are represented by a disability lawyer win their benefits far more often than those who try to handle matters on their own. This is true at every stage.
Getting Help with Your Social Security Disability Benefits
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If you are considering applying for either SSD or SSI benefits, or have been denied these benefits and need representation, do not delay. Contact an experienced Social Security Disability Attorney. Call the Social Security Disability attorneys at Berger and Green at 412-661-1400 for a free no obligation consultation to discuss your claim.