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The Importance of Hiring an Attorney for Your Upcoming Disability Hearing

The Importance of Hiring an Attorney for Your Upcoming Disability Hearing

The Importance of Hiring an Attorney for Your Upcoming Disability Hearing

The process of applying for disability is not for the faint of heart. The application itself alone can be grueling, not to mention collecting all the necessary medical evidence to support your case. Did we mention that the majority of disability applications are denied? The time it takes to even receive a hearing date can take years. You read that correctly: years. Fortunately, hiring an attorney to handle your application process can not only save you time, but unnecessary stress during the journey to receiving the needed support you deserve. Take a look at this breakdown.

Free Consultation

Most attorneys offer a free initial consultation. This means you can meet with them and discuss all the aspects of your application. They can in turn offer their professional opinion about whether or not they even think you have a case to present. If you don’t have proper requirements, your attorney can also offer some guidance on how to obtain what you are lacking.

Your Lawyer Handles the Details

Hiring legal help can spare you hours of pouring over your application. This is more than likely the first time you have had to complete this process. Disability lawyers complete this process for a living! They know exactly what details need to be included and which loopholes need to be jumped through to make matters easier. While it is crucial to have representation for your hearing, having a set of professional eyes from the start will also keep you from missing key elements that could send you back to square one.

Chances of Approval Increase

There are a small handful of individuals who are successful in completing their application and representing themselves at their hearing. While this is possible, it is not recommended. Simply having legal representation present at the hearing increases the chances that your application will be approved. Not only that, they also increase the probability that your claim could be approved more quickly.

They Can Appeal Your Case

Remember when we said that the majority of cases are denied? This is when having a lawyer on your side proves fruitful. While you may be able to handle the application process alone, appealing your case upon denial is a different story. He or she will know exactly what to look for, what medical evidence or additional information to gather, what questions you need to prepare to answer at the next hearing and, most importantly, they will know exactly what to say to prove your case was wrongfully denied.

Don’t let the fear of working with an attorney or putting up the money keep you from receiving benefits. We are here to make your life easier by handling the details, guiding you through the process and fighting and advocating for the assistance you need and deserve.

Mestayer & Associates provides civil litigation for clients throughout the Gulf Coast area including Pascagoula, Biloxi, and Gulfport. If you are making future plans for your estate, then contact us today and let us help take care of every detail of your finances. Call us today at 228-762-1193 or visit www.pascagoulalaw.com We are your legal experts! You can also visit our office located at 2128 Ingalls Ave. in Pascagoula, Mississippi. We look forward to talking with you!

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This article does not create an attorney-client relationship. I am licensed to practice law in Mississippi and have based the information presented on US laws. This article is legal information and is for entertainment and informational purposes only and should not be seen as legal advice. You should consult with an attorney before you rely on this information. Any information provided in this blog is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge, but that there may be omissions, errors or mistakes.