Recently on our disability forum a user asked, “I do not want to hire a lawyer to help me with my Social Security Disability Insurance claim, but I do have a friend who is very legally astute. She has offered to help me. Can she be my authorized representative even if she is not a disability lawyer?”
Millions of Americans apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) each year. Of those millions, there are hundreds of thousands who fumble around with little direction or information about how to start their case. Recently on our disability forum a user asked, “I am disabled and unable to work and I have heard a few things about SSDI, which I believe is a program offered for long-term disabilities. Where do I go to get SSDI information about this program?” Continue reading
Filing for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits can be confusing and unnecessarily difficult. Millions of claimants file for benefits each year, but many do so without the proper information or help to win SSDI disability benefits.
Recently on our disability forum a user asked, “I am trying to file for SSDI disability but no one seems to want to help me. I have gone online, but the information is confusing. Can you help?”
Social Security disability applicants may have to wait months or years to receive disability benefits. In fact, up to 70% of claimants are denied the first time they file their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) application. If you appealed your case it is likely you have hired a Social Security Disability lawyer to help you with the appeal’s process. But what do you do when you cannot get your disability lawyer to call you back or answer questions about your disability case?
Can I hire a disability lawyer for free?
If you have been disabled and out of work for many months it’s likely you are facing a financial crisis. If you have applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) you may have been denied and now realize that you need a disability lawyer to help you win your disability benefits.