If you are debating whether or not to hire a disability lawyer it is important to understand not only the costs of hiring an attorney, but what they will be able to do for your case. Although a disability lawyer cannot help expedite your SSDI application through the Social Security Disability process, they can give you a greater chance at winning at every stage in the process. Recently on our disability forum a user asked, “I have decided to file my SSDI application but want to know if I really need a lawyer now or should I wait to hire one if I am denied benefits?”
Periodically, the Quality Assurance Review Board will randomly choose a disability claim to review. This is done to ensure that the Disability Determination Services Offices are reviewing claims according to regulations and standards accepted by the Social Security Administration and the United States federal government.
Unfortunately, if you are waiting for a Social Security Disability hearing you may have waited months or years to finally see a judge. The good news is the hearing may be your best chance to win SSDI benefits; the bad news is most claimants do not do enough preparation to make sure they are ready for the hearing. Recently on our disability forum a user asked, “If I have a hearing scheduled with the administrative law judge what can I expect to happen at my SSDI hearing?”
It’s not unusual for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to deny an SSDI application because they believe the claimant can retrain for new work. Recently on our disability forum a user asked, “If I recently received a notice from the SSDA that concedes that I cannot work my current job but denied my claim because they think I can retrain for new work, what are my options? What happens if I do try to get a different job but I am still not able to work?”