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When to Call a Disability Attorney

Posted by Martin Rocha | Feb 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

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The Social Security Disability application process can be overwhelming and frustrating. In fact, over 60 percent of applicants are denied at the initial level when applying for Social Security Disability benefits. Therefore, it is beneficial to hire a disability attorney so that you do not have to go through the process on your own. If you need a disability attorney, the Lettunich Law Firm can represent you. 

Hire a Disability Attorney After a Denial

If your claim has been denied or you are not happy with the settlement you are to receive, then you should hire a disability attorney. According to the Social Security Administration, about three percent of applicants were awarded benefits at the reconsideration level. Also, around 13 percent of applicants obtained benefits after an appeals hearing. However, a qualified Social Security disability lawyer can help you improve your claim's chance of being approved by making sure that your application is complete, accurate, and in the proper format.

Why Hire a Disability Attorney

The most important factor in winning a claim is having the right medical evidence. Often applicants are unaware of exactly what to give to the Social Security Administration (SSA). They sometimes end up submitting too much unnecessary information and too little of what actually matters. However, applicants who hire attorneys are more likely to win because they know how to develop the evidence needed for an approval for that client's particular medical conditions. Furthermore, a disability attorney is able to determine whether any additional tests or medical records are necessary. They will work with the applicant to get the necessary records and submit them on time.

Other Considerations 

Experienced disability attorneys have learned to work through the process correctly so there are as few additional difficulties as possible. Moreover, disability attorneys know the judges in their district. They'll know how each likes a hearing to be conducted as well as whether they have any biases towards certain medical conditions. This information allows the attorney to prepare for the hearing in the way best suited for the particular judge.

Additionally, a disability attorney can help you if you have avoided the doctor for some time or if the doctor has not declared you disabled. Moreover, legal representation can also help you deal with vocational experts who will testify what you can do despite your injury. They'll know which arguments work best to get you the settlement you need and deserve.

If you are in the El Paso area and are in need of a disability attorney, contact Lettunich Law Firm. They will give you legal advice you can trust and work with you throughout your ordeal.

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