Social Security lawyers are most often retained to help disabled people get Social Security Disability (SSDI and SSI) benefits. These attorneys also help with issues related to Social Security retirement and survivors’ benefits.
Social Security lawyers most often help clients get disability benefits in the form of SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) and SSI (Supplemental Security Income). These lawyers can also offer help with Social Security Retirement and Survivors Benefits claims. While it is helpful to hire an Social Security attorney to help apply for disability benefits, a lawyer is most valuable when your disability claim has been denied. At this point, the attorney can help you navigate the disability appeals process, from crafting an argument for the initial appeal, to representing you at the administrative hearing stage in front of the ALJ (Administrative Law Judge). Most disability claims are won at the appeals stage, and a lawyer will prove invaluable. Additionally, lawyers fees are only paid from a winning claim, so applicants need not worry about having to pay a lawyer to help them.