When I first talk with prospective clients, there is often some confusion about the benefits of having an attorney's help with their disability claim. Obviously, I believe that disability claimants are much better off with an experienced Social Security lawyer overseeing their claim, but I sometimes need to explain why to prospective clients.
I have added a page to my Maine Social Security lawyer website to address the issue. The new page discusses 7 ways that a Social Security lawyer can help. They are:
- Develop a winning theory for your claim.
- Obtain the necessary evidence.
- Keep your claim moving.
- Help you tell your story.
- Represent you at the hearing.
- Ensure that you are paid correctly.
- Be your guide.
Check out the how a lawyer can help page for an explanation of each. I think it is a good list. Any thoughts on items that might be added?