Chances of Getting Approved For Disability With A Lawyer
Besides meeting the requirements, another point that increases the chances of getting approved for disability benefits is a lawyer. As per the audit institution GOA (Government, Accountability Office) of the United States:
“The variable for attorney representation indicates that, on average, the odds of allowance for claimants with attorney representation are 3.3 times higher than those for claimants with no representation.” (Report: SSA DISABILITY DECISION MAKING)
This report clearly shows that having a lawyer can help you present your claim more effectively compared to going without representation. If you need legal assistance for your disability claim, you can contact our law firm MCCRARY for a free consultation.
5 Main Responsibilities of Disability Claim Lawyer
It’s evident that having a lawyer on your side while filing a disability claim is beneficial but how? That’s what we’ll discuss below by explaining the duties your lawyer will perform to ensure you get approved for the disability benefits.
1. Guiding You For The Process
The main responsibility of a disability lawyer is to prepare their client for the process. They guide you about the legal issues, requirements, the overall application process, and what you can do in case the organization denies your claim.
2. Collecting Medical Evidences
The next responsibility is to make sure the disabled person meets the requirements of the disability program. They’ll also guide you about what medical evidence you need and from where you can get them for disability benefits.
3. Submitting Application
Once medical evidence and other documents like tax returns, or W-2 forms are prepared your lawyer will submit the application of claim. You can also perform this task by submitting an online application for SSDI and SSI.
4. Representation In Court
If your application is approved, the court proceedings will begin. During these hearings, the judge will review your evidence. Your lawyer will represent you, presenting and explaining your medical records and making the case for why you are eligible for disability benefits.
5. Repealing In Case of Denied Claim
While it’s uncommon to be denied disability benefits when you meet requirements, have lawyers and proper medical records. However, if it does happen, your lawyers will appeal again with strong evidence and reasons.