Why Work with a Disability Lawyer or Advocate? Here Are Four Reasons.
This is why it can be best for you to get a disability attorney or advocate working on your claim:
Reason #1: THEY CAN EASE THE BURDEN ON YOU. Filling out the complicated forms and collecting medical proof of your condition can be taxing. Right now, you need all your energy to focus on your health.
Reason #2: THEY CAN HELP YOU AVOID MISTAKES. It’s not easy to complete an application for Social Security Disability benefits. It is easy, however, to make mistakes if you do it on your own. You can have a smoother application process by avoiding making errors the first time around.
Reason #3: THEY CAN STAND UP FOR YOU IF YOU GET DENIED. The reality is most people are denied when they first apply for disability. If you’re denied, your disability advocate or lawyer will already be familiar with your case and can take the right steps to appeal your denial, giving you another, possibly better, chance at winning benefits. If you have to make your arguments for benefits in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), your advocate can represent and support you before and during your hearing.
Reason #4: THEY CAN IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING BENEFITS. Government data shows that if you work with a representative, you have a higher chance of being awarded disability benefits after your hearing. This is because they know how to make sure your case for benefits is clear, correct and compelling.
You can start working with an advocate by getting a FREE CASE CONSULTATION from Hanley Disability.
Because there is no fee until you win benefits, there’s little risk for you to work with a disability representative.