If you are considering applying for social security disability, don’t attempt to go through the process alone. While it can be tempting to have a “do-it-yourself” mentality, there are too many details involved to consider letting this be one of your DIY projects. Our Birmingham lawyers can help you by providing experience and expertise.
When & Why: Hire a Social Security Disability Lawyer
Social Security Disability (SSDI) lawyers should be hired as soon as you consider filing for disability. Before you send in the forms, a disability lawyer can look over your case and determine whether or not it is strong enough to be approved by a claims examiner. The following are several benefits to consulting with an SSDI lawyer regarding the claims approval process:
- Application: An SSDI lawyer can help a claimant before they have ever filed for a claim simply by reviewing the application. An experienced attorney knows what the DDS agent will be looking for and how to fill out and file the application so that it is approved the first time.
- Reconsideration: 70 percent of disability claims are denied the first time they are reviewed. A disability attorney will file a reconsideration request, in which your claim is reviewed a second time. This often does not lead to a different response, and the decision must be appealed.
- Appeals: An administrative hearing is where the majority of disability claims are won by claimants, and this is much less likely to happen without the help of a SSDI lawyer. A licensed and practiced attorney will be able to guide you through every step of the appeals process and craft your appeal to make the most legally sound argument for your claim to be approved. Experienced lawyers can also advise claimants on the questions that will be asked by the judge and how to present themselves during the hearing.
At Brock and Stout Attorneys at Law, there are many experienced Birmingham social security lawyers who are capable and willing to help argue a claimant’s disability case. Contact us today or call us directly at (205) 502-2200 for help with your case!