It is reasonable to assume that the Social Security Administration (SSA) is complex to work with. This is because the SSA has enforced a strict set of guidelines when it comes to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits eligibility. And so, this is where an SSDI attorney may come to your aid. Continue reading to learn what services an experienced New Jersey SSDI attorney from The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur may offer you.
Under what circumstances should I hire an SSDI attorney?
It is not necessarily required to hire an SSDI attorney from your application process. Nonetheless, it is almost always recommended to take advantage of your right to legal representation. This is because the sound and educated advisement that you receive from an attorney may do nothing less than bolster your chances of being approved for benefits. Without further ado, below are just a few examples of why you should hire an SSDI attorney:
- An attorney may guide you on how to fill out certain sections of your SSDI benefits application.
- An attorney may help you gather medical records and other evidence that you must provide with your SSDI benefits application.
- An attorney may join you in your meetings with Social Security officials.
- An attorney may prepare you on what questions to expect from the Social Security officials.
- An attorney may guide you on how to handle “bad facts” that are included in your medical records (i.e., evidence that you have not been consistent with your treatment plan).
What other services might an attorney provide?
While an attorney may prove helpful in your initial SSDI benefits application process, they may prove all the more essential if your application gets denied. This is because they may step up to represent you in your appeals process. Without further ado, an SSDI attorney may provide the following services to help you win your appeal:
- An attorney may prepare you and any other witnesses on how to testify at your administrative law judge (ALJ) hearing.
- An attorney may work on your behalf to ask additional questions to correct or clarify your testimony at your ALJ hearing.
- An attorney may prepare you on how to respond to certain biases the ALJ may hold towards your medical condition.
- An attorney may work on your behalf to minimize the damages the ALJ may hold toward your initial application.
- An attorney may work on your behalf to question expert witnesses that Social Security officials present at your ALJ hearing.
There is no time like the present to get your legal matters in order. So pick up the phone and call a skilled New Jersey SSDI attorney from The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur today. We are looking forward to it.