Applying for a disability claim is a complex procedure comprising hard deadlines, strict criteria, and legal jargon. That is why most people are intimidated by the procedure. Many of them fill out the form and receive no notifications about the case, while others try to fight alone hard but end up receiving rejection letters in their mail. People do not realize that disability claims attorneys can increase their chance of success, and decrease their stress, which helps them get faster benefits without paying anything out-of-pocket.
Importance of hiring a disability claims attorney
- Skipping the paperwork
When you apply for disability claims, you will have to fill out 40 forms that include information about the medical condition, work, education, capabilities, and limitations. Gathering all this information is a daunting and draining process, especially when someone is in poor health. Hiring a disability lawyer will help you lift this heavy process with someone who handles these tasks daily.
- Skipping the long queue or government lines
By hiring a disability lawyer, you do not have to wait in long lines at the social security office or get stuck while waiting to talk to a government worker. Also, you may never have to deal with the federal government while leaving your home at all.
- Get benefits easier and faster
An experienced disability attorney knows every process from backward to forward. There is no learning curve. Your lawyer will determine if your case meets the SSA’s criteria and how you can obtain the medical information to support the evidence of your disability claim. If your claims get rejected somehow, your attorney will identify the problem and find a solution to overcome it. Your attorney will look for ways to get your claim approved faster.
- You do not have to speak the language of social security
The SSA or Social Security Administration has an endless set of confusing rules, qualifications, and regulations. Understanding the social security system is like decoding secret codes. It is best to hire a disability lawyer who can handle the complex social security language.
- Eliminates the disability hearing
If you are reapplying for a denied claim, your disability lawyer will eliminate the need for a disability hearing by outlining your argument for benefits. If the brief convinces your Judge, they may grant you a favorable decision before the hearing. This is called “on the record review,” which saves time, stress, and money, and most importantly, you will receive benefits faster.