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Why hire an attorney for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Sometimes, people are hesitant to hire an attorney because they fear that it will cost too much. However, the attorney is vital for making sure that everything goes right the first time when you apply for social security disability benefits. Statistically, an attorney on your side greatly increases the chances of you getting approved. By contrast, representing yourself increases the likelihood of getting denied, which leads to wasted time and money when you have to repeatedly apply for these benefits. 

There are many stages to the process of applying for social security disability benefits, ranging from the initial application you fill out to initial hearings and more. An attorney who understands the process involved with obtaining these benefits knows how to advise you every step of the way. This may include helping you articulate the initial onset of said disability and, perhaps most importantly, helping you argue that your disability meets the very strict list of disabilities that are covered.

If your case does require an appeal, attorneys are invaluable in gathering useful evidence, getting professional testimony from your physician, and preparing you for the actual hearing. During that hearing, your attorney will help you make a strong case as to why your benefit requests should be granted.

When to Call an Attorney for Social Security Disability Benefits

Even when you are first simply considering applying for benefits, your attorney can help to ensure that you have a very solid case before you proceed any further. An attorney can increase your likelihood of getting approved on the first attempt: for instance, they can help you collect all of your pertinent medical records and ensure you have established a record of regular medical care for the disability.

All of this helps make your case more persuasive, which is important because research shows "28 percent of final medical denials in 2013 were because the impairment was considered 'not severe,' and another 31 percent because the applicant was still considered able to do other kinds of work." All told, an attorney helps you gather data and make the most persuasive argument so you can receive the benefits you deserve. 

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