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Any time that a person is applying to receive benefits from the Social Security Disability program (SSD) and has his or her application rejected, that person can appeal to have this overturned. During this part of the process, it greatly increases the chances of victory to have an attorney on your side to help you navigate Social Security law and formulate your case to win. While the results are evidently clear that this is a boon to victory, does working with an attorney slow down the actual SSD application process?

The answer to this is that, no, having an attorney does not slow down one’s SSD application. In fact, usually the opposite is true. While no attorney can sped up the process or “fast track” your application, he or she can help ensure that you don’t make any procedural or formal mistakes that may lead the case to be more dragged out than it needs to be. In some cases as well, the lawyer will know the Social Security Administration judge and therefore can help present the paperwork in a way that will go through the first time.

While there are never any guarantees or promises with regards to case speed, having an attorney that is well versed in Social Security law is never a bad thing. We at the Franco Firm are both skilled and experienced in this facet of the law and therefore would be happy to help you through your appeals process. To learn more and to schedule a free consultation with us today, please call (813) 872-0929.

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