People in need of Social Security Disability benefits often ask, “Do I need to hire an attorney during the first two stages of the process, or just when I am scheduled for a hearing?”
While some attorneys recommend waiting until the hearing level to hire an attorney, we at Henson Fuerst feel that you should have an experienced social security disability attorney handling your claim from start to finish. This is how you will secure the most positive outcome.
Many attorneys will not even get involved in a claim until it reaches the hearing stage. While it is true that an attorney’s role becomes more significant at the later stages of the process, especially at the hearing level when a hearing with an administrative law judge is held, the wiser course of action is to hire an attorney right from the start.
There many documents to be completed throughout the process of filing a disability claim. It is always best to paint a consistent picture from the start of your claim rather than having the claimant say one thing during the first two stages, and the attorney say something else at the hearing stage. Inconsistencies can have a significantly negative impact on the outcome of a claim.
It is in your best interest to hire an attorney immediately, rather than waiting until your claim is denied. And when you hire an experienced social security disability attorney, you do not have to pay any attorney’s fees up front. In fact your attorney does not get paid, until after your claim is approved and your first payment is received. There are no up-front costs or retainers and the maximum fee is set by Social Security, not the attorney.
The process of filing for Social Security disability benefits is long and complicated and there are many seemingly insignificant factors that could derail a claim at any stage of the process. Having an attorney on board right from the start is critical to the ultimate success of a claim.
If you or a loved one has had your claim to Social Security Disability benefits denied, or if you are unable to work due to a medical condition, mental illness or any type of disability, call Henson Fuerst at 919-781-1107 or fill out a free consultation form online.
When you contact Henson Fuerst, you will speak with one of our experienced North Carolina Social Security Disability Attorneys absolutely FREE. We will answer any questions you have and investigate every detail of your situation at no cost to you.
Let the experienced, dedicated North Carolina attorneys of Henson Fuerst fight to secure the Social Security Disability benefits you need.
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