If you cannot work and must pursue a Social Security Disability (SSD) claim, you need a disability to work on your case. Despite the complexities of the claims process, you don’t have to do it alone. A full-service lawyer can guide you through the process. The following are the best reasons you should have an attorney on your side when trying to get the SSD claim you need and deserve:
Your Attorney Can File Your Claim for You
To increase your chances of having a successful claim, you need to prepare everything you need. This involves collecting information and documentation that the Social Security Administration (SSA) will require. A disability attorney from Gallo, Cazort & Co. Law Firm can start your claim by filing it for you. They know which information the SSA needs, so communication issues do not cause your case to be unnecessarily delayed or denied altogether. The right attorney knows will ensure your claim is filed immediately.
They can File an Appeal
If the SSA denies your claim, you can still file a claim. This makes it important to prepare for an appeal. Usually, Social Security cases involve several appeals which tend to have strict deadlines. Your lawyer is aware of these deadlines and has procedures in place to ensure your appeal is filed on time.
They Manage Evidence Properly
Your disability lawyer will collect evidence they need to plan for getting it in front of the SSA’s decision-makers. They need to have information about your doctors and hospitalizations to obtain the appropriate medical records. Also, they can communicate with your physicians about other documentation that may support your case.
They Represent You at Your Hearing
Your disability lawyer will give you legal representation at your Social Security hearing. They will communicate with you to prepare you for the hearing and answer any questions you may have. They can make an opening statement and closing argument at the hearing. They will cross-examine vocational experts who are there to give testimony related to your disability. Usually, judges depend on medical or psychological experts and your attorney can question these experts, for a more favorable outcome.
They Write Legal Briefs
Should you decide to appeal your case all the way to federal court, your attorney will prepare and present extensive legal briefs. The best attorney to hire has used their knowledge of Social Security law to win cases at the district court level and before the United States Courts of Appeals.