The best strategy for winning a Social Security or SSI case is hiring a lawyer to assist with your claim. Attorneys have experience and knowledge of the process and that is critical to winning these often times complicated cases
How a Disability Lawyer Helps You Win
A disability lawyer can help you from the initial application where you would get held filling out the actual application and forms. Your disability lawyer can also advise you on questions you have, and issues that without good advice could cause you to lose your case. For example, whether the part time job you’ve been working will hurt your claim. If you are denied twice, you need to file your appeal in a timely manner to request a hearing.
Don’t Go to Your Hearing Without Representation
At the hearing level a lawyer is more important than ever, although all the forms and applications completed in the earlier two stages could come back to hurt you in a hearing (if you did not get legal help in completing those forms on your initial and reconsidered application). Once you know your case is going to a hearing your disability attorney will do a deep review of the evidence and then tell you what is lacking in your case (to be able to prove disability) and what you can do to make your claim stronger so that it will be approved.
Once your hearing has been scheduled, your lawyer can tell you what the particular Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) might ask you in a hearing and what other aspects of the hearing the claimant should get ready for. Being adequately prepared for the hearing will make you do better answering the ALJ’s questions. If you are unprepared in a hearing you could really harm your chances of winning.
Your Lawyer Will Make Your Case Stronger
Not only does your lawyer provides you with an ally in your case, it also gives you a disability law expert to help you come up with the best theory of why you are disabled. Experienced disability lawyers give people a much better chance to win their benefits, the federal government’s own statistics show that claimants with representation are much more likely to win their benefits that claimants without representation.