What You Risk If You Apply for Social Security Disability Without a Lawyer

If you are disabled in Sarpy County, then you have some important choices to make. You have to decide how you are going to make ends meet, whether you are going to apply for Social Security disability benefits, and if you are going to contact an attorney.

That last choice is often the most challenging. Given the choice of making ends meet or not, you are likely going to choose to pay your bills and given the choice of applying for Social Security disability or not, you are likely going to choose to apply.

But What About Hiring a Social Security Disability Lawyer?

Before you can make an informed decision about whether to hire a lawyer, you should know what you risk by failing to hire a local lawyer to help you with the Social Security disability application process. You could risk, for example:

  • Not getting your questions answered. It can be difficult to get through to the Social Security Administration to have your questions answered. Additionally, the information provided by the agency on the application and its website may be confusing.
  • Filing an incomplete application. Even a small error on a Social Security disability application can cause the claim to be denied. This may cost you additional work and many months of waiting during the appeal process.
  • Creating a lot more stress in your life. You will have to have the right documentation and file your application on your own if you do not have someone to help you do it.

What’s the alternative? You could hire a lawyer who will treat you like family and fight hard to get you the Social Security disability benefits you deserve.

Either Way, You Should Educate Yourself Now

Regardless of whether you decide to hire a lawyer or handle your claim on your own, you should take the time to learn more about the application process. To that end, we encourage you to browse the free resources available on our website and to read our free book: 5 Deadly Mistakes That Could Destroy Your Social Security Disability Case.

 

Sean D. Cuddigan
SSA and VA Disability Attorney in Omaha, Nebraska