Having a representative for your SSDI case can be incredibly helpful as you navigate the legal system and the Social Security Administration’s way of operating. Representatives can be appointed by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Prior to working with a representative, be sure to carefully vet them to make sure they have a proven track record of working with disability benefits cases and understand the full extent of the processes involved.
Your representative or attorney will advocate for you during your disability benefits application process and can be incredibly helpful at many stages of the disability application process. Having an attorney is important if you feel uncomfortable or not fully able to grasp the appeals and application process on your own. Consultation can take stress off the applicant and make them feel like they have a teammate and confident in a long and often difficult process.
Another benefit of having a representative is they can ensure your claim is receiving attention through the approval and appeals process. This can provide critical peace of mind as you wait for news on your case, and can also give you comfort that all deadlines and requests are being met on time. There is comfort in good representation because they have your back and your best interests at heart.
Representation can also help you fill out complicated forms and difficult paperwork. Having an attorney there to explain elements of the paperwork is key because this means the representative will already know the level of detail the SSA wishes for applicants to include on their applications and disability materials.
It is unfortunately common for requests for disability benefits to be denied based on small errors or inconsistencies in the paperwork. Because the application process is so time-consuming and intensive, appealing or starting over can be extremely defeating for an applicant. Having representation throughout the process means you have a peace of mind that someone is by your side and understands how the system operates; they have a wealth of case studies and information on how to accurately express your needs for SSDI benefits.
Call us at Franco Law Firm today to get a consultation on your SSDI benefits application and case, and how our attorneys can help represent you during this process.