When Is A Good Time To Hire A Social Security Attorney?

by | Oct 4, 2016 | Attorneys

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Many people who apply for Social Security disability do so without any input from an attorney. When they are advised that their application was not approved they are made aware of the appeals process. For those that intend to appeal, this is a good time to hire a Social Security attorney in Tennessee.

Chances of approval at the reconsideration state are not much better:

If your initial application was not approved there is a very good chance that your request for reconsideration of the initial decision will also prove unsuccessful. An attorney at this time can help, due to the complexity of the application an attorney may see where critical information was omitted for example. With the chances of success being so poor at the initial stage you will have to step up to the second stage of the appeal process. The next stage is a hearing before a federal Administrative Law Judge. When it reaches this stage you absolutely should be represented by a Social Security attorney in Tennessee.

Studies have been made of the disability application process and they show that the Administrative Law Judge is more apt to award benefits to applicants that come prepared with their attorney rather than those who attempt to go it alone. The numbers are strikingly different, about 60 percent of those applicants that are represented are approved at this stage while only forty percent of those that go it alone are successful.

Get help early on:

Don’t leave the decision to engage an attorney too long, if you put it off until just a few weeks prior to the hearing there actually is very little the attorney can do for you. As it does not cost you any money to hire a seasoned attorney; their fee is paid out of the award, there really is no good reason not to be represented during this important hearing.

It is a recognized fact that those who are represented by a Social Security attorney in Tennessee are more likely to be approved for benefits. You are invited to discuss your situation with the Law Offices of Miller & Drozdowski, P.C. Follow us on our facebook page.

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