Should you choose to have a Social Security Disability advocate assist you with your claim? Or is hiring an attorney a smarter plan?
As advocates, we’re obviously in favor of the former. But we do have good reasons for recommending our professional services. Here, we explain what you have to gain by working with an experienced disability advocate.
Help with Every Step of the Disability Claims Process
Social Security Disability advocates know the claims process inside and out. By working with an advocate, you can get expert assistance with the application and every other step. Many attorneys who assist with disability claims don’t get involved until the hearing stage – which is the second level of appeal and can take a couple of years to arrive.
Guidance from a Team of Highly Trained Disability Experts
Hire an attorney, and you’ll have one legal professional on your side. Choose a disability advocate, and you’ll most likely be working with a team of professionals, each of whom has extensive training and expertise in a specific area of the claims process. Advocates tailor their services to meet their clients’ needs, and you can expect yours to work hard to get you every dollar you deserve.
Less Stress About Your Application for Disability Benefits
Most attorneys work on many different types of cases, not just disability claims. Advocates specialize in helping qualified claimants get approved for benefits – and for something as complex as an SSDI or SSI claim, you’re better off relying on a team of specialists. With an advocate, you’ll have the peace of mind in knowing that your claim is being managed properly. Plus, the team approach allows for an increased level of communication, which helps to alleviate your stress.
No Worries Over Paying for Assistance with Your Disability Claim
Like attorneys, most Social Security Disability advocates don’t charge upfront fees or require retainers. And, the cost of their services won’t ever have to come out of your pocket – if your advocate is successful in getting you approved for disability benefits, they’ll get their payment from the backpay you are awarded. The amount they receive is limited to 25 percent of your past-due benefits, with a maximum payment of $6,000. The funds are sent automatically, so you don’t need to be concerned about paying your disability advocate.
Mountain West Disability, based in northern Utah, has helped hundreds of disabled individuals through the claims process. If you qualify for benefits, you can count our advocates to fight for your rights – and with us, you stand a strong chance of getting an approval.
To learn more about the services we offer at Mountain West Disability, or to consult with a friendly and knowledgeable Social Security Disability advocate, contact our office in Murray, Utah, today.