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Why you should hire a lawyer for a Social Security Disability Case

Official Transcript: Why you should hire a lawyer for a social security disability case

Hi, I am Sharon Christie your nurse attorney for Social Security Disability Benefits. Let’s talk about why you should bother to get a lawyer for a social security disability case. I have been reading a recent report from the Social Security Administration and another report from the office of the Inspector General which sheds a lot of light on that question. So let me explain to you what I found.

It is really confirmation of what any lawyer who has done this work for awhile including myself has known for a long time. The approval rates for cases are dropping but even I was a little shocked when I saw the statistics. So 10 years ago of all the cases that went to a hearing before a judge, 66% were approved. In 2017 of all the cases that went before a judge for a hearing only 43% were approved. That is a 20 point drop which is huge and it means that it is much harder now to get your case approved for disability then it has been in the past. Then I read the other statistic from the office of the Inspector General that showed that people who were represented at their hearing by a lawyer won three times as many cases as the people who were not represented.

It is imperative for you that you have the best chance possible to win your case and the best way for you to do it is to get a lawyer who is experienced in Social Security Disability work, who can prepare the case properly, who can get all the evidence that you need for the case, and who can prepare you properly to testify before the judge. So do not hurt yourself go get a lawyer to help you with your case.

About Sharon Christie Law:

Sharon Christie is the owner and founder of Sharon Christie Law, and is an attorney and former nurse. Her team of professionals and paraprofessionals help people win Social Security Disability Benefits! Our Social Security Disability Law Firm serves clients in MarylandSouthern PennsylvaniaNorthern Virginia, and Washington DC.