Individuals often question whether hiring an attorney for their Social Security Disability case is even worth it. What does the attorney even do? Why would I pay someone when I can do it myself? However, while you may have to pay fees if they win your case, having a qualified and experienced Social Security Disability attorney on your side can help your chances of receiving benefits. They will help you through your case from intake through the appeals process and everything in between.
First, at intake they will determine whether or not you are even eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits and what types of benefits you may be eligible for. Second, they will file your Social Security Disability application. They will ensure this is filled out and submitted with all the necessary and correct information. They will also start to gather medical records and supply other information the Social Security Administration may be asking for. Third, your attorney will be responsible for timely appeals on your disability claim if your claim is denied at the initial level – this includes request for reconsideration and request for hearing. They will also continue to gather medical records on your behalf to prepare your file which the administrative law judge will review before your hearing. If you do go to a hearing on your claim, your attorney will also speak with you and prepare you for this hearing. They will explain all issues in your claim, explain the hearing process, and likely what sorts of questions may be asked at this hearing. Finally, if your case is denied after hearing, many attorneys will consider appealing on your behalf depending on your case and the specific facts. Therefore, you should consider hiring an established and experienced law firm like Midwest Disability to guide and help you with your case from start to finish.