“Do I Need a Social Security Disability Attorney?”
At the initial filing, an attorney can provide great value by walking you through the process, filing the claim itself on your behalf, and handling the paperwork and adjuster inquiries that are likely to arise.
At the hearing level, an attorney is incredibly important. The preparation required prior to the hearing occurring, and the speed at which a hearing takes place are simply too much to handle when coping with a disability. Most hearing last only 35 to 45 minutes, and a skilled attorney will work to make every minute count.
It is important to remember that SSDI attorneys work on a contingency basis, which meas that they are only paid if and when your benefits are approved.