Each year millions of Americans submit claims to the Social Security Administration for Social Security Disability benefits. About 70% of these claims are denied during the first stage of the application. These denied applicants can continue their journey to receive disability benefits by appealing the SSA’s decision. Proper representation from a disability lawyer can assist you with your appeal process. Past application history has shown more disability claim cases have been won when represented by a lawyer compared to applicants who choose to navigate the system themselves. Attorneys representing you will gather evidence, submit paperwork, and construct your claim or appeal to have the greatest chance of a favorable outcome. Being represented by a qualified disability lawyer can make all the difference during the difficult appeal process to claim your Social Security disability.
Finding a Qualified Disability Lawyer to Handle Your Claim or Appeal
As in any legal situation, it can be difficult to find a qualified and trustworthy disability attorney to help you with your SSI or SSDI case. Get as much information as possible prior to hiring an attorney to work with your disability claim. The internet, Yellow Pages, local business listings, legal aid clinics, and state bar associations can often provide you with a starting point to find a disability lawyer. Thorough research should be done to locate qualified, active disability attorneys.
Questions you may want to specifically ask disability attorneys include:
- How many past or present clients have you worked with similar to my current situation?
- What results were you able to obtain?
- What unique features of my history, if any, can assist with my claim?
- What challenges do you expect from the SSA with my case specifically?
- What is the process if the SSA claim or amount rewarded is not ideal?
During your initial researching or interviewing of potential advocates, make sure to address any concerns or specific needs you might have. If your disability appeal is more complicated or needs specialized attention, ensure the lawyer has the availability to give you the attention you need. Many lawyers can handle large case loads at once and if you are concerned about accessibility, address it from the very beginning. If you are having trouble receiving call backs during initial communication, it is typically a red flag about how the rest of your claim process will be handled.
Social security law is a unique area of law that not all lawyers have experience with. Make sure your potential disability lawyer has a background in the complex Social Security disability claim process and a thorough understanding of the laws involved.
The Social Security Administration has offices located throughout the United States. Specific locations are designated for the appeal process. If a disability attorney is well versed in Social Security disability law, then their offices and personnel will be conveniently located near these offices for easier workflow.
Disability Lawyers in Columbus and Cleveland, OH
Margolius, Margolius & Associates cares about their clients and vigorously fights for Social Security disability rights. Our experience, personal attention, proven track record, and commitment to excellence have made us a highly regarded Social Security law firm throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Kentucky.
Once the SSA makes a decision in your case, it is exceedingly difficult to change it. It is vital to have the best disability lawyer working with you from the beginning. If you would like to have someone in your corner fighting for your rights, the disability attorneys at Margolius, Margolius & Associates might be able to assist you. Please email us or call 1-800-234-7792 (available 24 hours a day) to request a consultation.