Do I need a disability attorney? I hear this question a lot, my simple answer is yes. In short I can say that having a disability attorney on your side can alleviate a lot of stress associated with applying and or appealing your disability claim. I am familiar with every aspect of the disability process and there are just not many questions that I can answer. So when I am asked, do I need a disability attorney, my answer is absolutely yes.
As a disability attorney I prepare you for your hearing or I help you apply for your disability or appeal a denial of your disability claim. Many times this unfortunately is not so easy for some people who have not worked with Social Security disability. Many times multiple questions are sent to the person applying, you must answer and send back in 10 days as the letter says, In another area that many over look when they ask do I need a disability attorney is getting paid once they win they win their claim. In many situations I have had to deal with head office for Social Security disability even after I have won a person’s claim, sometimes it is to supply supporting documents about living areas, proving the person is not dead (this is very true), getting a payee for the claimant, the list is long, but sometimes just winning your claim is not the end, and most of the time Social Security does not get in touch with the claimant, it takes the claimant or their attorney following up on the claim to get the payments started.
I meet all the deadlines for your claim, and if you miss one it can cause your claim to be denied, I can go over the questions they ask you and help you with your responses, I will be at the hearing with you should the government require one, which in most cases they do, so when someone says do I need disability attorney, I say simply yes. From start to finish in a disability claim there are so many small things that have to be done, miss just one and that could cause a dismissal or unfavorable ruling in your claim.
When they ask me do I need a disability attorney, I always ask them would you do surgery on yourself, would you do your own dental work, generally the answer is no, so I respond the same way, getting a good disability attorney for your disability claim is important, and in my opinion necessary.
Please feel free to phone me at toll free 1-877-271-2633, I look forward to talking with you.
Daniel L. McMurtry, Esq.