My granddaughter is mentally disabled, she has been on ssi since a child and when she turned 18 they denied her. we appealed and we are at the hearing stage. I challenged the social security doctors report and they sent her to another state doctor. She can not even graduate high school she is now 19 she is still receiving benefits because she can not live with out money. We feel she might need to be represented at the hearing in August. Can we get a Attorney that would represent her if we pay? Since most take cases due to the fact they get paid based on retro active benefits. she does not have that, I have all the records and social security CD records . Please advise. Help is needed. or any suggestions helpful please.What type of order does the paper work need to be in and what if the claimant does not show up and I go in her place. she has mental illness and it is hard to get her out and up on many days.