According to the Social Security Administration (SSA) itself, approximately 63 percent of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits applications are denied. Arguably the best way to avoid being made part of this majority percentage is if you have a seasoned attorney work on and review your application before sending it off. So the first step toward this is scheduling an initial consultation with a law firm. If you are reading this, know that you have found the right place for just that. Continue reading to learn the tips you can follow to properly prepare for your initial consultation with an experienced New Jersey SSDI attorney from The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur.

What are tips I should follow for my initial consultation with an SSDI benefits attorney?

Though you may indeed hire an attorney so that they may take on your heavy workload, there may still be some independent work you have to put in before your initial consultation. In a way, this can be thought of as helping yourself first so that your attorney can better help you later. Without further ado, below are tips you should follow to prepare beforehand:

  • You should create a list of your work history over the past 10 years (i.e., names of employers, start and end dates at each job, etc).
  • You should collect documentation proving your qualified disability (i.e., medical records, medical bills, W2 forms, pay stubs, etc).
  • You should collect some sort of documentation proving you have paid into the Social Security system (i.e., benefit verification letter).
  • You should collect documentation proving the accident that caused your disability, if applicable (i.e., police reports, witness testimonies, etc).
  • You should prepare questions to ask the attorney at the meeting (i.e., what their years of experience are, how they usually handle these types of cases, etc).

Do The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur offer free initial consultations?

Yes, The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur is proud to provide initial consultations free of charge for our prospective clients. We understand that there are usually hesitancies in going the legal route, especially when great financial commitments are at play. So we want to make that first step easier to take.

However, we strongly urge you to be open to discussing potential, future legal fees at your initial consultation. This is so you may understand what you are expected to contribute to this process financially and confirm that this is ultimately the best fit for you financially.

In conclusion, to set yourself up for success, we believe it to be in your best interest to retain the services of a skilled New Jersey SSDI attorney. Contact The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur at the next chance you get.