You don’t need an attorney to apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. But hiring an experienced disability lawyer increases the likelihood that your application will be approved. To help, we’ve prepared this disability FAQ of questions to ask to ensure you hire the disability attorney who is right for you.
While you can apply for social security disability benefits on your own – which many people do – having an experienced attorney on your side greatly increases the chance that your application will be approved. Here’s how.
The best time to hire a disability attorney or disability advocate is before you begin the SSD application process. Though both disability attorneys and disability advocates know what information would best support your SSD application and can help you prepare for appeals, disability attorneys usually have more experience and training with trial prep, trial practice, and understanding legal precedent that could help during an appeal.