I have a Social Security disability hearing coming up at the end of May, I don't have an attorney yet, really can't afford one. Has anyone gone through this before that can offer me suggestions?
Kersti from Bellevue
Check your phone book and talk to some attorneys or even non-attorney representatives. A lot will take the case for 1/4 of any back pay, up to $5300. If there is no backpay, they don't get anything.
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My husband went through this several years ago. We couldn't afford an attorney either but after we did some searching we found a good attorney who would work on a contingency basis. We found one who used to work for the Social Security Dept. and he was very knowledgeable. He told us that almost everyone is turned down who doesn't have an attorney. Good luck!
I am going thru this right now and when I got turned down the first time I called a lawyer who does this and they were too busy but they recommended a lawyer to me and she takes care of everything for me. I dont get charged till I get paid or if I get paid, and she gets a part of the back pay.
Hi - I went through this about 3 years ago - I see that your city is Bellvue - is that NE? I used a paralegal - can't remember her name that worked out of the Center Mall at 42nd and Center streets in Omaha. She handled everything and helped me greatly - I won my 2nd appeal and she got 1/4th of my pay back. I wish you well. I know you might be very scared at the hearing and the professionals really help - at least mine did. Good luck and God Bless - Carol Ann from Ida Grove, IA
You absolutely should get a Social Security Lawyer. They advertise in the papers all the time. They charge a percentage of what your settlement is.
In the 80's we went through 3 years of hearings to get a disability for my late husband who was disabled due to severe diabetes.
Back than, they automatically turned you down, but there was always another hearing process. Having nothing but time we just kept on keeping on and finally received the benefit for him and our four kids.
Don't give up , but do get a lawyer.
I filed for disability benefits, was denied twice by social security. The best thing to do, which I did, was hire an attorney who specializes in disability claims. You do not pay a fee upfront, or at any time. Social Security determines the amount the attorney receives if you win your case. If you don't win, the attorney receives nothing. You may have some out-of-pocket expenses for copies, etc.
When I was trying to get Disability Coverage
for my son, I call my Senator about it and he was able to help. Send all of your paper work to him also and tell him why you need this coverage. Most Senators will try to help you .
Pat in GA
I am waiting for my hearing for the same thing. In the phone book look under social security attorney's and call around most get paid if you do. The one I found gets 20% of my back pay. ( hausburg and ellis ). good luck
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