A Social Security Disability (SSD/SSI) claim can be a long and confusing process to undertake yourself. Hiring a disability attorney to help you through it can alleviate the stress of the legal process while ensuring you’ll be taken care of. Below are a few reasons why you should consider hiring a disability attorney to help you file your SSD/SSI claim.
4 Benefits of Hiring a Disability Attorney
- Your Claim Is Approved Faster – Most SSD or SSI claims are dismissed initially. While some are able to win their claim on their first attempt, statistically, more are denied. This is especially true if a disability attorney is not attached to the claim. Since the claim is usually denied, it will need to be appealed by an administrative law judge, or ALJ. A good disability attorney will either ensure your claim is approved the first time or help you through the process of appealing.
- They Understand the Process – Disability attorneys will know all of the ALJs in your local area. This benefits you because this means your attorney will understand how to deal with them. With and established rapport, your attorney will know exactly how each ALJ undertakes the hearing process and if they hold any potential biases. Being able to understand the judges means the disability attorney can tailor your case to win. This includes helping you build your defense, walk you through questioning, and handling anything that might work against you.
- They Know How to Represent You Best – Lots of information is needed in order to submit a disability claim. Oftentimes, when a person files the claim themselves, they won’t submit enough information or include irrelevant documentation. A disability attorney will know exactly what needs to be submitted in order to get your claim approved. A good disability attorney will also understand all the disabilities listed in the Social Security Administration’s “blue book.” This is the list of impairments that can be filed for a claim under the SSA. Having the knowledge of an expert SSD attorney at your disposal assures you will send in the right information on time.
- They Have the Medical Knowledge – Most disability claims are won with the right amount of medical evidence and a strong supportive opinion from a medical professional. However, for one reason or another, doctors are sometimes not willing to work with disabled claimants alone. A disability attorney can cooperate with doctors to get all the necessary information and forms filled out on time for your claim. Doctors are more willing to work with professionals, therefore, it is best for you to rely on a licensed SSD attorney to get you the information and compensation you deserve.
Your Cape Girardeau Disability Attorneys
SSD and SSI cases can be grueling and frustrating tasks. Fortunately, the lawyers at Lanzotti & Rau can help you pursue legal action to receive compensation for your disability. Our expert team has years of local experience in SSD and SSI cases and are ready to fight for you.