Hiring an Evansville Social Security disability attorney early will increase your chances of a favorable outcome. Your lawyer may even be able to speed up the process and get you the Social Security disability benefits that you need to continue your financial livelihood.
The Earlier the Better
For some claimants, it is not necessary to retain an Evansville Social Security disability attorney at the initial application process. But even if you decide that you can complete your application without legal assistance, you should at least get some advice about the “ins and outs” of the Social Security disability process so that you can determine when it is, in fact, necessary to retain an Evansville Social Security disability attorney.
Nevertheless, for the majority of claimants, hiring an attorney earlier in the game is more beneficial. Establishing a relationship with an attorney early on allows you to get input throughout the process as necessary. This is especially true when you have questions about the already-complicated process.
It is important to note that even though Social Security personnel may be able to answer some of your questions, you will not get the answer that is most beneficial to you. You simply need an Evansville Social Security disability attorney who has your best interests in mind and can answer all of your questions based on the knowledge he or she specifically has about your case.
Remember, you are seeking to protect your financial livelihood. The attempt to “go at it alone” routinely results in mistakes in the application phase resulting from either ignorance of the complex process or misplaced reliance on representations made by Social Security personnel.
The Hearing Level
If you decide to file your initial claim without the help of an Evansville Social Security disability attorney and your claim is denied, it is absolutely imperative that you hire an attorney to help you appeal your claim. This is especially true if your appeal has progressed to the administrative law hearing, where you will need to appear before an administrative law judge.
For more information about when to hire an attorney or to schedule a free initial consultation with Evansville Social Security disability attorney Lane Siesky, please call the Siesky & Viehe Law Firm, PC at (812) 402-7700.