When it comes to Social Security, understanding the intricacies and different ways you can receive aid can be confusing. That’s why our blog is here to help you answer different Social Security questions.
Today, we’re here to better explain what a Social Security disability attorney is and how they can help you receive Social Security disability benefits.
Contact the Law Offices of B. Adam Sagan in Broward County to schedule a free consultation. This will give us a better idea of what Social Security questions you have and whether or not you qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
Why Hire a Social Security Disability Lawyer?
A lawyer is someone who is there to be on your side, especially when it comes to getting your Social Security disability benefits. They are someone who has experience working with these applications, the Social Security Administration (SSA), and different medical providers.
Not sure if you qualify for Social Security disability? Learn more about the requirements for Social Security disability benefits. Then see how a lawyer can help your case.
When Should You Hire a Lawyer?
You can hire a Social Security disability lawyer when you are at any stage in the process. From the beginning, your lawyer can help you ensure you have the application filled out correctly and all of the right paperwork gathered.
But another good time to hire a lawyer for your Social Security disability case is when your first application is denied. Instead of resubmitting a new application, a lawyer can help you move through the appeal process and represent you during your hearing with an Administrative Law judge.
While you might be able to get your Social Security disability case approved on your own, there are other things a lawyer can help you with.
Receive More Backpay
When your application is approved, you will be given a “disability onset date” which is when your benefits officially start (or started). When you hire a lawyer, find one experienced in working with the SSA to get you the backpay you need — especially if your Social Security disability case took some time to be approved. Ultimately, working with a lawyer could increase the amount of backpay you receive.
Increase Your Chances of Winning
Working with an experienced lawyer can increase your chances of winning. You can attend your hearing without a lawyer, but the odds of you winning your claim greatly diminish. In fact, Martindale-Nolo’s 2017 study on disability found that 50% of appeals represented by a lawyer were won while 23% (nearly half) of the appeals that were self-represented won. If you’re looking for a way to increase your odds of being awarded Social Security disability, we recommend hiring your own lawyer.
Schedule a Free Consultation Today
We hope that you have a better understanding of who a Social Security disability lawyer is and how they can help you receive your disability benefits. Contact our team at the Law Offices of B. Adam Sagan in Broward County today to get started. If you still have Social Security, feel free to let us know!
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