When Should You Contact A Social Security Law Firm?

by | Feb 16, 2016 | Lawyers

If you are disabled, either physically or mentally, and it is expected that the disability will last for at least a year or result in death then you should consider hiring a Social Security law firm in Wheaton to help you prepare your case. It is important that you understand how much it will cost to hire a seasoned lawyer and what the benefits are.

The costs are quite simple and easy to predict as they are regulated by law. Your lawyers will work on contingency; their fee will be the lesser of 25 percent of your back-pay or $6,000. Rarely would it be necessary to go beyond the hearing stage but if your case goes to the Appeals Council or even to court you can expect to pay more. As the lawyer takes the case on contingency, little or no money is required when you hire them; the fee is paid when they win the case for you. The fee structure is straight forward, the benefits are many; it is worth looking at them in detail.

The biggest benefit of hiring a Social Security law firm in Wheaton is that the chances of gaining approval are much higher. Don’t think for a moment that applicants don’t win when they go it alone, they do, but statistically a good three quarters of applications are denied. Social Security is more apt to approve an applicant that has legal assistance to one that does not.

Even if you are doing little more than thinking of filing for Social Security disability benefits you should contact a lawyer for a no-cost consultation. The lawyer can evaluate your position and determine if your case is strong or not, and if so, the lawyer can work with you right from the outset which is to prepare your initial application.

Using a Social Security law firm in Wheaton is a good idea right from the beginning but if you elect to apply independently only to have your application denied, then it is definitely the time to hire a lawyer. Once your application moves into the hearing stage your lawyer will help with gathering all the pertinent information including your medical reports and a statement from your doctor giving his or her current opinion of your disability. Once your case reaches the chambers of the Administrative Law Judge your lawyer can demonstrate your inability to work by cross examining the experts brought in by the Administration.

The best time to contact a Social Security law firm in Wheaton is right from the beginning of the application process. You are invited to discuss your case with the professionals at The Law Offices of Rabin, Kodner & Brown.

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