It can be quite tough to understand the complexity of the procedures in filing for social security benefits, and it can be a little tough for someone who has nothing to do with the Social Security Administration. It involves time, patience and a lot of paperwork required in filing a claim which is often unavoidable, especially for those who claim for disability benefits.
The problem with pursuing a benefit claim without professional help is that each time a person files a claim, they often will not know that they may be entitled to a bigger compensation than what he or she is expecting to receive. Most times the common error of the claimant is the lack of necessary documents that will support his claim, which just goes to ensure that, not just his time and effort were wasted but also any money involved in the process as well. But with the help of a proper and experienced legal representation this can be avoided.
Social security lawyers will often tactfully inspect your personal claim. By doing this, and because of their superior knowledge of the processes and procedures, they are better able to present their clients with a better picture of what is likely to be the outcome of their claims process.
From the application stage up to the crucial part of your claim the lawyers are always there to help you.
During the application stage, a social security lawyer will secure for you the necessary documents needed for the submission of your claim. The same lawyers will also recommend what proof you need to gather in support of your application, along with any medical records and other documents that will be needed by the Social Security Administration. They can often also provide you with expert witnesses that is sometimes needed to further justify your case.
And in the event of a denial, they often are very knowledgeable in the process and procedures to appeal the decision.
While it is easy to want to try and save money on any possible lawyer fees that you might need to pay if you opted to use the services of a lawyer, chances are that you will spend much more in the event of your application being denied, something which might need you paying another processing fee, and at which point you might then need the services of a lawyer to help you file a proper appeal, meaning you would eventually get to pay that lawyer fee you were trying to avoid, while at the same time succeeding in wasting time and paying a second processing fee.
Then of course if attorney fees really are an issue, then you should perhaps consider looking for an attorney on a contingency fee basis. In other words, you don’t have to pay attorney fee if you lose the case. But if you win, then you pay a certain 25 percent of whatever amount of money you get for their services.
In the absence of a social security lawyer, the possibility that you might be denied of your benefits due to technicalities is quite high and is a risk you must be prepared to take.
Hire a lawyer that will represent you in your claim in order to avoid risks and save time and ultimately save you money.