Like many people, you may like to do things yourself instead of trusting them to someone else. However, every now and then, you need help from somebody with more experience in the task at hand. For example, think about how hard it is to apply for government benefits. Maybe you have a medical condition that keeps you from working. If so, you might be eligible for benefits like Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Consider the following reasons why you should hire a disability attorney:
Because a Lawyer Can Sweat the Details
Let’s face it. You are probably already stressed out about your medical condition and your ability to support yourself. Why take on more stress when there are better options?
Filling out the application can be frustrating, especially since you have to include many supporting documents. Your lawyer has already done this and can help you get your application done right the first time.
Because Your Disability Attorney Knows the System
Navigating government bureaucracies is not easy, even with so much information available on the Internet. You can read everything on the Social Security Administration’s website and still not completely understand how everything works.
That’s where your lawyer comes in. He or she has already led other clients through the government benefit system. Rather than fumbling around by yourself, hire a disability attorney to help you find your way.
Because an Experienced Disability Lawyer Can Analyze Your Case
Your attorney’s previous experience (and extensive training) means he or she can give you customized advice that fits your case. Although every case is a little different, your disability attorney has probably seen it all.
You may qualify for things like compassionate allowance, emergency advance payments, or presumptive disability benefits. This is the type of specific information your lawyer can provide.
Because a Disability Attorney Knows How to Handle Rejection …
… rejection of your application for benefits that is.
If you though applying for benefits is hard, try handling an appeal.
And there is a good chance that Social Security will deny your first-time application. More than half of requests for benefits are denied.
Some people have to go through four stages of appeals to get benefits. Some requests are never approved. In addition to knowing how to handle the appeal, your lawyer can give you the support you need to get through the process.
Learn More About Why You Should Hire a Disability Attorney
We can review your case and give you some more ideas about why hiring us is such a good idea.
The attorneys at The Law Offices of Martin Taller have more than 50 years’ legal experience, much of it involving Social Security Disability Insurance claims. They can help you with your application and any appeals that might be needed.
Call us at 714-385-8100 for a free consultation. Though our office is located in Anaheim, we assist clients throughout Southern California.