Why Do I Need a Disability Lawyer?
Posted on behalf of Phillips Disability, P.C. on Jan 21, 2016 in SSD
Applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be a long and complicated process. Fortunately, a disability lawyer can serve as both your representative and guide throughout the process. They will make sure your case is presented in the most favorable light and will help you understand every step in the process.
Making the decision to hire an attorney or advocate can be a difficult one. To help you in your decision, some of the benefits of hiring a lawyer are included below.
Acquire Medical Records
Applying for disability benefits requires that you provide medical documentation of your medical condition and how it affects your ability to work.
A disability lawyer has years of experience gathering and submitting these types of documents. We know what kind of medical evidence, lab results and tests are needed to prove the disabling effects of your condition.
Receiving a denial from the Social Security Office can be devastating. This is when a disability lawyer can be most beneficial. We know the ins and outs of the appeals process and will guide you through the entire process.
There are a number of levels in the appeals process and as you progress forward, having an attorney by your side will become increasingly important.
In a hearing, your legal council will help you prepare for questions from the judge. They will make sure that persuasive supporting documents are submitted that will benefit your case and will make sure that your case is presented in a way that favors approval.
Improved Chances for Approval
Although it is possible to be approved for benefits without a lawyer by your side, statistically, you will have a much greater chance for approval if you are represented by a disability lawyer.
Many people may hesitate in hiring a lawyer out of fear for high fees. Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means there is no out-of-pocket cost for you unless you are awarded benefits.
Once you are awarded benefits, the maximum amount a disability lawyer can charge is 25 percent of your back pay or up to $6,000, whichever is less. It is important to note that this fee comes out of your back pay, never from your monthly disability payments.
Contact Us Today
Our Social Security disability lawyers in Phoenix have years of experience representing disability applicants. Let us help you get the benefits you need.
Schedule a free consultation by calling 1-800-503-2000 today.