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Before you decide whether you will use an attorney's assistance to process your Social Security Disability claim, be sure to do some investigative work first.
If you look in your local Yellow Pages, under "Attorneys", you will see advertisements
stating whether a law office accepts disability claims or not.
That is just the first step.
Next, it is very important that you (in some it takes working up some nerve first) call to see what their success rate is in winning disability cases. They may not tell you the truth, but sometimes you can at least speak to the attorney themselves This gives you the opportunity to "feel out" whether you even wish to work with them or not.
You will be speaking with this person possibly once a week for up to the next two years;
it's imparitive to see if you can work well with them or not. Speaking to them briefly over the telephone first, saves you a trip to their office for the initial consultation, and removes some of the pressure you might feel to hire them or not while there in front of them.
It's not always a good decision to go with "nice" or courteous" either, because you will want them to be a "go-getter" in court and on the telephone in working on your claim. My experience was not so much that I had a "nice' attorney, but he had fought & won in the previous case before mine with the same judge that my case was assigned to. The judge called him and approved my case over the telephone to avoid having to argue a case with him again. Now he was a "go-getter"!