Should I Hire an Attorney?
While it is not a requirement to have legal representation when applying for Social Security Disability benefits it is a definite disadvantage to be without an attorney during this process. In 2009, almost 3 million people applied for disability benefits and only 36% of those were approved. Many people try to go through the initial process on their own, and often go through several subsequent appeals as well. They may spend years trying to claim their benefits, only to be denied each time.
A Social Security Disability lawyer cannot guarantee results for any applicant, but they can provide knowledgeable and trusted advice. Here at Disability Action Advocates, we have seen firsthand the impact that our attorneys can make on the outcome of Social Security Disability claims of all kinds. By helping our clients file correctly the first time around, we greatly increase their chances for obtaining benefits and reduce the need for appeals.
You can benefit from the experience we have gained over the past 17 years helping others who were disabled when you call us about your situation. We are AV rated in Social Security Disability law by the top peer review rating service for our high ethical standards and our legal accomplishments, and you can have confidence that you will be well represented by our team.
Over a Decade of Proven Legal Success
Here at DAA, we have literally handled thousands upon thousands of cases. We know the process inside out and we understand the ingredients necessary for a successful claim. We will work tirelessly to manage your claim at every step, taking care to provide accurate and helpful information to the Social Security Administration that can be easily assimilated and evaluated by them.
Unlike many other firms, we follow up with the SSA on claims rather than wait to be contacted by them so that we can speed up the process as much as possible. We specialize in this field and are intimately familiar with the forms and paperwork required. So, while it is true that you do not have to hire an attorney to handle your claim, a professional attorney can help to eliminate obstacles and reduce the time involved in the process.