Hire An Attorney To Help You With Your Social Security Application

If you have been applying for SSDI and you have just gotten turned down for the first time, you have an appeals process that you can go through. You may think that it's easier for you to just drop your application and then pick it up again and reapply later, but you should actually continue the application process by going through the appeal. It's going to be easier for you to continue with the process you are already in, and you will get back pay, which is calculated using the date of your application, so if you drop it, you will have to start that clock all over again. While you are going through the appeals process, there are things that you can do that will make it easier for you. One of those things is to hire an attorney who works with Social Security Disability cases. 

Court Appearances

One of the parts of the appeals process that not everyone goes through is a court appearance. Your case may end up in front of a judge for them to determine your eligibility. If that happens, you need to make sure that you have someone who can help you work your way through the process. The lawyer can help prepare you for any questions that the judge may ask you and help you word the answers so that they will be to your best advantage. They can also explain anything that's happening while you are in court if you are unsure about what's happening. 


Part of the appeals process is filling out all kinds of paperwork. Some of that paperwork can be difficult to understand if you aren't familiar with reading the language of bureaucracy. You may think that one sentence says one thing when it actually says something else altogether. Your attorney can walk you through that paperwork and help you make sure that you don't misunderstand anything that could turn around and hurt you in the long run. If you have questions about your answers' wording, you can ask your attorney to help you come up with the appropriate wording. 

If you are permanently disabled, you may qualify for Social Security Disability. If so, you can talk to an attorney to help you get through the application process and any appeals that you have to go through during the whole process. 

To learn more, contact a resource like Nelson Law Office.