What is the benefit of having an attorney during the SS process?
There are several benefits of having an attorney. The first one I think is peace of mind because we will take care of all the paperwork and make sure that you are on the appropriate timeframe and that everything gets done so that you don’t miss any important dates. That is problem lot of times for people who have many different things on their minds like their health and what their financial situation is like. Like we just take one thing away that you don’t have to worry about. Another benefit is that as attorneys we know what Social Security is looking for as far as evidence of disability. So we can review your files, talk with you and know what important medical records to order.
We also know when it is going to be appropriate to get additional medical evidence in the form of sending you out to other doctors. Another thing that we can do for you is we can set you up with an appointment for a doctor who we know understands the process and can evaluate you on a one-time basis and write us a really good report that outlines what your impairments are that would keep you from working. Another thing is that I don’t think it’s a very good idea to go before any federal judge without a representative whether he is an administrative law judge or the Supreme Court of the United States.
All of these things will protect you from any problems you may have, dealing with the system and will assure that the end of the system, after you’ve had your hearing, that you will have been appropriately and vigorously represented.
To learn more about how an Indiana Social Security attorney can help you through the application process, contact the Hankey Law Office at (800) 520-3633.