You might have been told that you need to hire an attorney to help you with your Social Security disability case, but you might not know what an attorney is going to do for you. Some cases require more work than others, and some lawyers are more dedicated than others. In general, though, you should be able to count on your Social Security disability attorney to do these things for you.
1. Talk to You About Your Situation
The first thing that your attorney will do is sit down and talk to you about your situation. This may be done at your free consultation. You can talk to your lawyer about your disability and other things about your situation. Then, he or she will help you determine if you have a good case and can start coming up with a plan to help you get approved for Social Security disability.
2. Complete Your Application
If you already started filling out your Social Security disability application, then your lawyer can look over what you have done so far to help make sure that you're on the right track. If you haven't yet filled out your application, your lawyer might opt to help you fill it out. Having this assistance when filling out your Social Security disability application is a good thing, since it will help you make sure that the application is filled out completely and properly. This extra help can help you avoid delays of the processing of your application and can help you increase your chances of being approved.
3. Communicate with the Social Security Administration
Hopefully, simply filling out your application will be enough to help you get approved. However, you may need to provide documentation to help back your case up, such as information from your doctor. Even after all of this is submitted, the Social Security administration might request more information. Your lawyer should handle all of the communication with the Social Security administration for you. This will help make handling your case a lot easier for you, and it will help you make sure that all of the communication with the Social Security administration is handled properly and quickly.
If your case is denied, then the Social Security administration will let your lawyer know about it, and your attorney can then handle your appeal for you. Since your lawyer will probably be experienced with communicating with the Social Security administration, having him or her on hand to help you with all of these things can make a big difference. Reach out to a Social Security disability law firm for more information.