Expert Advice on how to Hire a Social Security Disability Lawyer
Advice on How to Hire a Social Security Disability Lawyer with Sharon
In the video above Sharon from Sharon Christie Law gives you insightful advice on how to hire a Social Security Disability Lawyer for your case. If you would like to read the transcript from the video it is listed here.
Hi, I’m Sharon Christie, your nurse attorney for Social Security Disability Benefits. Let’s talk about why you should bother to get a lawyer for your 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 a long while, 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 hudge, 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 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 your chances of winning your Social Security Disability case, go get a lawyer to help you with your case.