It doesn’t seem to matter much whether an applicant for Social Security disability benefits is represented or not, the greatest majority; about two thirds, are denied benefits for one reason or another. As a result, those applicants that wish to pursue their claim will invariably end up in a hearing in the presence of an Administrative Law Judge. It is when your appeal reaches the level of a hearing that a Social Security attorney in Rockford can help win the claim.
No attorney can ever guarantee success, what he or she can do however is to guarantee that the case will be prepared and presented properly and forcefully with all pertinent supporting date ready well in advance of the hearing date.
Prepare for the hearing:
It would be rare for an applicant for disability benefits to have an in-depth understanding of the laws, rules and regulations that apply. A Social Security attorney in Rockford on the other hand is intimate with the system. Experienced attorneys know exactly what to expect from the Administrative Law Judge based on similar claims that he or she has handled in the past, they also know what medical documentation will be requested and they know where and how to get it.
Can you win without legal assistance?
It is possible, but not necessarily probable that a claimant can win his or her appeal without legal representation.
Knowing that a Social Security attorney will take your case on contingency and that the legal fee will invariably be paid from the back pay the attorney wins for you, it makes little or no sense to put your future on the line.
Attending a hearing before a judge without the assistance of a qualified attorney is the best way of losing the chance of being awarded disability benefits.
A Social Security attorney in Rockford can improve your chances of being granted disability benefits. If you are disabled and wish to apply for benefits you are welcome to discuss your claim with The Law Offices of Rabin, Kodner & Brown. Visit rabinsslaw.com for free case evaluation.