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Why Do I Need A Social Security Disability Attorney?

Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can be a difficult process. The paperwork can seem overwhelming, and making even a small mistake can lead to delay or denial of your claim.

By having an experienced attorney assisting you in the process as early as possible — at either the initial or reconsideration level — you gain the benefit of an effective and knowledgeable counselor who can help you make the right decisions about how to proceed.

An experienced lawyer can prevent you from doing things that will hurt your case. Many people believe that the information they are providing to the Social Security Administration (SSA) is helpful, when, in fact, they are hurting their cases. For example, people sometimes take the time to write long explanations of their illnesses and the impact upon them, completing forms in tremendous detail with extra pages added, thinking they are working hard to put together an effective claim.

However, their work frequently backfires. Seeing a long and detailed explanation can lead the SSA to conclude this is a sign of strong attention, concentration and the ability to persist at a task, which is not inconsistent with the ability to work. This is bad news for the claimant for disability benefits.

At The Disability Law Office of Jeffrey S. Lichtman, LLC, I help people avoid bad news and bad outcomes in their SSDI and SSI claims. I have more than 20 years of experience representing claimants for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, so I know how to guide you through the application and appeals processes. Together with my staff, I can help you take effective action to get the benefits you need.

Why do you need a Social Security Disability lawyer? Because you need someone on your side — someone who can help you avoid mistakes, protect your interests throughout the process, and possibly even make suggestions regarding your medical care. To get started, whether in the Greater Philadelphia metropolitan area, southern or central New Jersey, Delaware or southwestern Florida, contact my firm for a free consultation. Call 215-731-1150 or toll free at 800-346-7600.