If you are seeking Social Security disability benefits, hiring a Social Security lawyer is a wise move. Navigating the Social Security Administration (SSA) disability claims process often leaves applicants frustrated and without the benefits they deserve. Below are a few ways that disability lawyers make a positive difference in the outcome of their clients’ claims for benefits.
3 Reasons to Hire a Social Security Lawyer
1. Increased Likelihood of Success
Social Security lawyers know that most applications for Social Security disability benefits are denied at the initial claims stage. By ensuring applications meet or exceed all of the SSA requirements, experienced disability lawyers boost their clients’ chances of success at the initial application level.
2. Smoother Process With Experienced Representation
Having an experienced Social Security lawyer representing you at the claims, reconsideration, or appeals levels make the process run more smoothly. A knowledgeable and detailed lawyer eliminates delays due to incomplete or poorly worded applications, insufficient documentation, and technical issues that can cause denials of claims.
Effective disability lawyers are vigorous advocates for their clients at hearings. Skilled Social Security lawyers prepare and submit proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law for the administrative law judges assigned to their cases. These materials enable judges to render favorable decisions quicker.
3. No Upfront Attorney Fee Payments
Social Security disability benefits lawyers take cases on a contingent fee basis, which means clients do not pay attorney fees until the clients receive benefits awards. The disability lawyers bear the financial risk instead of the clients.
If you want to apply for Social Security disability benefits, or if your application was denied, get help from the skilled Social Security lawyers at Ritchie Law Firm, PLC. The experienced and compassionate disability and injury lawyers represent clients throughout the area from their offices in Staunton and Charlottesville, Virginia. Call (844) 698-3261 or contact us through our Facebook page to schedule your free consultation.