You may be wondering if hiring an SSDI attorney is something you need to consider. In general, you should wait to hire an attorney until you've been denied your initial claim for Social Security Disability; but after that they can be extremely helpful.
A good SSDI attorney will be well-versed in the system and should know how best to present your appeal, increasing the odds of your claim being awarded.
The system can be difficult to navigate and tends to wear people down through the appeals process. An attorney will help you with the paperwork and make sure everything is filed in a timely manner. They'll review your file and help track down any medical records that might not have made it to the Social Security Administration.
An attorney can look at your work history, skills and education to tailor your appeal to best help you receive benefits. They'll also represent you at an appeals hearing if you need to have one.
One main reason people try to go it alone is that they're worried about paying a lawyer. SSDI attorneys work on a contingency basis, meaning they're not paid unless you win. There are also guidelines to what an SSDI attorney can charge, and their fees will only come out of the back pay you're owed by the Social Security Administration.
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