Many people think that they are automatically eligible for benefits in the event they were disabled and could no longer earn a living because they have paid into Social Security. Unfortunately, this is far from the truth. The majority of applicants for SSDI or SSD are denied at the initial application as well as the reconsideration stage.
The greatest number of cases eventually end up in front of an Administrative Law Judge. Long before it reaches this stage, you should have hired a seasoned Social Security lawyer in Maryville to help you prepare properly for the hearing. Although a Social Security lawyer cannot guarantee that you will be granted benefits, what they can do is ensure that your case is developed and presented in the best possible light. A Social Security lawyer can help win your claim, and your odds of winning without one dramatically decreases.
Chances of winning without legal assistance:
The facts speak for themselves. The vast majority of people that are applying for Social Security disability benefits have no idea how to go about preparing for a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge. This is certainly not the case with a seasoned Social Security lawyer. Social Security lawyers know the people involved and they certainly know the laws, rules and regulations that prevail.
Social Security lawyers are obliged by law to enter into a fee agreement with their client and further represent their client on a contingency basis, so you know the lawyer will work diligently to ensure that his or her clients claim has the best chance of success. The lawyer will go to great lengths to track down and gather all the important medical records and get detailed statements from your doctors. If your Social Security lawyer in Maryville believes having expert medial and vocational witnesses should join in the hearing, this will be done.
Attending a hearing without the able guidance and assistance of a knowledgeable Social Security lawyer can result in losing the benefits you deserve.
Although you can try to win benefits without the assistance of a Social Security lawyer in Maryville, the chances of winning are far better when you are represented. You are invited to discuss your case with the Law Offices of Miller & Drozdowski, P.C.