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Trouble Collecting Social Security Disability? 5 Signs You Need a Lawyer

It can be difficult to get Social Security disability benefits even if you know you deserve them. It can be more difficult if you’re trying to do it without the help of an attorney. There are a few clear signs that you need the help of an attorney when trying to collect Social Security.

Your Claim Was Denied

If your claim is denied and you have to appeal it, you absolutely should use an attorney to help you with the appeal. You might have made a simple mistake or you might need to provide further proof of your need, but an attorney will help you with either one. Attorneys will give you the chance to appeal and will also help you through the appeal process so you can make it easier on yourself.

You Don’t Understand the Paperwork

Before you even start the process, you might want to hire an attorney. Attorneys like Todd East Attorney at Law can help you do the application. They can help you make sure you’ve filled all the paper out yourself. It is sometimes confusing to do the paperwork for Social Security especially if you are filing an appeal or anything else. You may need a professional to guide you through the process and show you the right forms you need to fill out and submit.

You Have to Go to Court

Going to court for Social Security is not only scary, but it can be difficult for you to say and do the right things to help your case. An attorney will help you with your case and will help you figure out what you need to do when you go to court.

You Don’t Understand the Process

The process can be complicated no matter what stage you’re in. The good news is an attorney will know what to do and which step is next so you don’t have to worry about how you’re doing things and whether it’s the right way.

You’ve Had Issues Applying

The application for Social Security is lengthy and can be difficult to someone who doesn’t know what to do. An attorney who has experience can help you see what you need to do and provide you with the right way to fill out the application. They will also help you figure out the best route to take when looking at different application options.

An attorney will help you navigate the waters of collecting your Social Security disability. Having an attorney will make the process easier on you.

About the Author: Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. She went to college at The Ohio State University where she studied communications. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and long walks in the park with her husky Snowball. You can find her on Twitter at @LizzieWeakley and on Facebook at

Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

About This Blog

The title of this blog reflects my attitude toward those government agencies and insurance companies that routinely mistreat injured or disabled people. As a Dallas, Texas lawyer, I've spent more than 45 years trying to help those poor folk, and I have been frustrated daily by the actions of the people on the other side of their claims. (Sorry if I offended you...)

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