There’s no doubt about it: applying for Social Security disability benefits is a difficult process, and one that can often be confusing at times. Although a lot of information is available online at www.ssa.gov as well as in person at your local Social Security office, you will always have questions, and unfortunately, you may only find out the answers to these questions once it’s too late and you have already filed an application. That’s why it pays to have great disability representation at your side throughout the entire process — so you can ask questions, get the answers you need and feel confident that you have a winning case.
A disability attorney will be there for you whenever you are feeling confused or unsure about the process, whether you have a procedural question or simply want a professional opinion on what chances your claim has of being approved. And at any time that you’re feeling stressed or nervous during the time that you’re applying for disability benefits (which can be often, especially if you have the pressures of a medical condition to deal with as well), your attorney will be there to help put your fears to rest.
Then there’s the fact that often, you not only don’t know how to fill out disability paperwork but simply don’t have the time or energy to. The one thing you should be concentrating on is getting better and living your life, and it’s difficult to do this if you’re always having to follow up with doctors or meet paperwork deadlines. Let your disability representation take over for you instead, and you can have time to take care of what really matters to you. Plus, disability representatives have years (and often decades) of experience in the field of disability law — meaning that you can be sure your claim has the best possible chance of being approved.
Perhaps most importantly, your attorney will be there for you throughout the appeals process, which can be even more stressful than filing an initial claim. You’ll want representation so that if the case gets a hearing before a judge, you can sit back and relax knowing that your attorney will argue on your behalf and do their absolute best to win your case.