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Do I need to hire a lawyer for my Social Security Disability Application?

In the video below Sharon Christie, a social security disability benefits lawyer, answers the question, do I need to hire a lawyer for my Social Security Disability Application?  If you or someone you know is looking to apply for Social Security Disability Benefits contact Sharon Christie Law today. We are a social security disability benefits law firm dedicated to getting you the benefits you deserve.

Official Transcript: Do I need to hire a lawyer for my Social Security Disability Application?


Hi I’m Sharon Christie your nurse attorney for Social Security disability benefits. If you’re thinking about applying for disability or maybe you’ve already applied you might be thinking do I need to hire a lawyer for my Social Security Disability Application?  Well, the first thing I want to tell you is that the Social Security Administration does not require you to have a lawyer but do you need a lawyer?
You absolutely do!  In the majority of cases now let me tell you why. Your case will be evaluated according to the laws the rules and the regulations of the Social Security Administration whether you have a lawyer who understands those rules and regulations or not the standard is the same. Whether you’re represented or not you are required as the person asking for disability to bring forth all of the evidence that you need to prove your case and if you don’t have a lawyer to represent you and to do that for you the Social Security Administration will not cut you a break because you’re not a lawyer.
The other reason that you need to have a lawyer is you need somebody to go to answer your questions as you go through this process. You will have many many questions and in my office, that’s a big part of what we do day in and day out is answer our client’s questions. You need someone who knows what they’re doing to follow your applications, to file your appeals, and to file the necessary supporting paperwork.
You have to make sure that you meet deadlines that’s what your lawyer’s responsibility is. You should be concerned about doing whatever you can do to feel better, let your lawyer worry about dealing with the Social Security Administration. If it is a contingent fee case that means you don’t have to pay by the hour.  You don’t get a bill every month from a lawyer. You only end up paying anything from the money that you’re awarded from Social Security if you win your case so I think there are many many other reasons that you would want to hire a lawyer for your Social Security Disability Application.

The Path to Social Security Disability Benefits with Sharon Christie Law

Step 1: Understanding Social Security’s Definition of Disabled

The definition of disabled, according to Social Security, is that you have severe limitations from your health problems that keep you from doing any kind of work for at least 12 consecutive months. This is the first thing we look at when evaluating your case. Your diagnosis is just the starting point. To get disability benefits for you, we must prove that your disabling condition causes severe limitations in your day to day activities.

Step 2: Medical Records in Your Disability Case

You must have medical evidence to prove your disability case. The most important evidence is your medical records that show your diagnosis, your symptoms, and your response to treatment.

Step 3: Don’t go it alone: How Sharon Christie Law Can Help You

At Sharon Christie Law, we recognize that no one ever plans to get so sick that they have to stop working. When you need to apply for Social Security Disability Benefits we recognize that you will be anxious about the process and whether you can qualify for disability benefits. Our goal at Sharon Christie Law is to help you win your case and give you the financial stability you need! Why work with us?

We do it all for you: At Sharon Christie Law we handle all aspects of the case for you, from preparing and filing your application through the hearing with a judge. We are with you every step of the way.  When working with us, you focus on feeling better, and we focus on winning your case.

We return your phone calls: We understand that you have many questions regarding Social Security Disability Benefits. We never want you to wonder what is happening with your case. We are here to answer your questions. All phone calls and emails are returned within 24 hours. That is our promise to you.

We believe in client education: The Social Security Disability process is confusing. We think it is important that you understand each step in the process. So, we created a section on our website that is accessible only to clients. This client’s only section tells you everything you need to know about the disability process.