You're going to be dealing with a lot of headaches if you attempt to file a Social Security claim without the assistance of an experienced attorney. The following are six problems you can avoid by working with a Social Security attorney.
Having to handle complex paperwork yourself
The paperwork you will need to fill out to file a Social Security claim is complicated. You might have to answer questions or satisfy information requests that you don't really understand if you try to file your claim yourself. A Social Security attorney can handle this paperwork for you.
Dealing with a rejected claim because you filed paperwork improperly
If Social Security claim paperwork is not filled out properly or doesn't include necessary information, the claim is more likely to be rejected. Having your claim rejected is a frustrating and stressful setback.
By hiring a Social Security attorney to handle your claim for you, there will be less chance that your claim will be rejected because of improperly filed paperwork.
Having to wait through long lines at your local Social Security office
You might end up having to go to your local Social Security office yourself and wait through long lines if you try to file your claim yourself. This is a time-consuming and unpleasant way to pass an afternoon.
Your attorney can handle tasks like this for you so that your claim doesn't take up so much of your time.
Not knowing what steps to take if you need to appeal a claim denial
It can be very discouraging to receive a claim denial after you've filed a Social Security claim. It can also be confusing to figure out exactly what you need to do to appeal the denial. Fortunately, your Social Security attorney can handle the appeal process for you.
Not knowing what evidence you need to support your claim
You'll need to include evidence to back up your claim including medical and employment records. You might not be certain exactly which documents you need to include with your claim.
However, your attorney has experience with filing claims just like yours and will tell you exactly what types of evidence are needed to support the claim.
Experiencing stress and uncertainty over your claim
You can enjoy much greater peace of mind that your claim will eventually be accepted if you hire an attorney rather than trying to go it alone.
An attorney is likely to eventually achieve success with having any legitimate disability claim accepted by the Social Security Administration. This makes it so that hiring an attorney gives you a greater sense of confidence and certainty regarding the prospects of your claim.
If you have more questions, contact a local Social Security attorney.