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3 Reasons You Should Hire A Social Security Disability Lawyer To Handle Your Appeal

If your application for Social Security disability benefits was recently denied, you should know that you have a right to appeal this decision. Perhaps more importantly, you should know that you have the right to be represented in your appeal by a Social Security disability lawyer. Choosing to exercise this right to legal counsel can be very beneficial. Continue reading below to learn more about three of the reasons you should choose to have a disability lawyer handle your appeal.

#1: Protect Your Back Payments

When you apply for Social Security disability benefits, your benefits will be backdated to the day of your application even if it takes a significant amount of time for your application to be approved. This can be very beneficial for individuals who are not able to work due to a disability and are forced to live on little or no income while they wait for their disability benefits to be approved. Unfortunately, if you fail to win your case on appeal, you could also lose your right to back payments since you will need to file a whole new application if you still wish to pursue benefits. A reputable Social Security disability lawyer can help you to avoid this situation by improving the chances that your appeal will go in your favor. 

#2: Be Prepared To Present Compelling Evidence

Disability appeals are decided by an administrative judge. The hearing process that is used to determine the facts of each appeal is quite similar to that of the process used in a traditional courtroom. Each side will have the opportunity to present evidence to the judge in order to try and persuade the judge to rule in their favor. A Social Security disability lawyer will be able to assist you in collecting and presenting the necessary evidence to win your case. 

#3: You Truly Have Nothing To Lose

Disability lawyers typically work on a contingency basis. What this fact means for you is that there truly is nothing to lose by seeking out legal representation. This is because a Social Security disability lawyer will only get paid if they win your case. Furthermore, any legal fees that are owed will be taken from your settlement rather than needing to be paid upfront. Consequently, there really is no reason not to give yourself a better chance at winning your appeal by hiring a qualified lawyer to represent you.

For more information, contact a company like the Law Office of Barbara M Jacobson.

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Talking About Family Court Proceedings

Hello, my name is Bridget Waller. Welcome to my site about family court proceedings. My involvement in family court was not a welcome one. Despite the difficulties experienced during that time, I focused on building my knowledge about family court proceedings rather than let the process bring me down. I created this site to share my knowledge with you all, in hopes that I can help others navigate family court proceedings with ease. I will explore every phase of the court process in great detail to help others better understand the proceedings. Please come by my site regularly to learn more. Thanks.