Social Security Attorney

Does anyone know how to a select a good Social Security attorney? It seems like they won't take you seriously until you have one.

Sandy from southern CA

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October 21, 20051 found this helpful
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Hi Sandy,

In our area we have a free legal service called Legal Assistance of North Dakota which takes social security cases and won't charge you. I would check with the California State Bar Association (they license attornies) to find out if California has a similiar agency. Some law firms will take these cases but they charge a percentage of any proceeds you get for back pay so it would be better to go witht the free non-profit agencies. Also, don't lose hope in this process. You may have to go through an appeal to get approved. Be sure to give them EVERY piece of medical documentation they ask for, too. Good luck to you!

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October 22, 20050 found this helpful

Hi Sandy,

Once you locate 2 or 3 attorneys from this referral organization, go in for a free consultation. Then you can pick a person who best understands you, and your situation.

Most people filing for SSA benefits have multiple medical disability categories to file with, so it's good to see an attorney and find out which one(s) are your strongest to file claim under. You may also qualify for SSI (supplemental security income) in addition to SSA! An attorney can tell you.

They get nothing if you get nothing (only some teeny paper copying fees) -- but a large percentage of folks who use a SSA attorney to file, get approved very quickly and get retroactive benefits from the time of their inability to work.

SSA benefits are very different from Worker's Comp or other things some folks have gone through. This program is 100% about whether you are able to work. My friends who have filed have all gotten approved when using an attorney. It is easy to make mistakes, not get the right forms filed, not have doctors cooperate, etc.

Once you get an attorney that disappears. Everyone "plays ball" and you lawyer gets the job done!

His fee is well worth securing not only your future lifetime security and benefits, but also your Medicare Health Insurance benefits you will receive! You may also be eligible for Medicaid (low-income health insurance) while you wait for the Medicare insurance to kick in with your Social Security Benefits.

This group is very reputable. My friends have gotten good referrals from them to great attorneys! Good luck! & ((Hugs))

Sue from CT

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National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives

NOSSCR: 560 Sylvan Ave, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

(800) 431-2804 ; Fax: 201-567-1542

The National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR) is committed to providing the highest quality representation and advocacy on behalf of persons who are seeking Social Security and Supplemental Security Income.

http://www.nosscr.org/

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For help in finding attorney representation, contact our lawyer referral service during Eastern business hours: 1-800-431-2804

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October 22, 20050 found this helpful

I have a really good ss attorney. I called an attorney I was familiar with by reputation and asked for a referral.

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