Do You Need an Attorney in Philadelphia for Your Social Security Disability Claim?

Philadelphia, 11/27/2018 / /

Filing a Social Security Disability (SSD) claim, and getting it approved is easier when you have an experienced Social Security Disability attorney like Rand Spear to help you.

Social Security Disability Claims are Often Denied

It’s estimated that as many as two-thirds of all SSD claims are denied during the initial application stage. Unfortunately, many people who submit SSD applications give up after this first denial, when they are actually entitled to benefits. That’s one reason that it’s important to work with an SSD attorney when filing your application. When you enlist the help of a lawyer at the beginning of your claim, they can assist you with filing and help get your initial application approved. This step will save you the time of going through the appeals process, which can be lengthy, and also help get your SSD benefits started sooner.

If you have completed the initial application process and have been denied, consulting with an SSD attorney for the appeals process is in your best interest – they can be especially helpful at this time. When you have an SSD lawyer, you are more likely to prevail at your disability hearing than someone without an attorney, for the following reasons:

SSD attorneys:

  • understand the criteria required for disability impairment listing;
  • are knowledgeable regarding vocational guidelines;
  • understand the importance of your work history;
  • are knowledgeable in documenting your inability to perform alternative work functions.

Typically, SSD attorneys work on a contingency basis, only receiving compensation once your application for SSD is approved and you receive retroactive benefits.

Beware of Non-Attorney Representatives

There are non-attorney representatives out there who will advertise that they can help you with your SSD claim and appeals process if your application is first denied. When you are deciding where to seek help for your case, it’s important that you make sure that you are hiring a licensed attorney and not a non-attorney representative. While you won’t end up paying more for a non-attorney representative because the Social Security Administration has regulations that specify the fee for all representatives is the same, the quality of the representation you receive with an actual attorney is usually far superior to what you would get with a non-attorney representative.

About Social Security Disability Lawyer Rand Spear

If you or a loved one are planning to file an SSD claim, or your SSD application has been denied, the law offices of Rand Spear can help you with your claim. You may be entitled to benefits even if your claim wasn’t approved. Contact SSD attorney Rand Spear at 215-985-2424 to help you receive the benefits you deserve.