Can I file for Social Security disability benefits without an attorney?

While you can file for Social Security disability benefits without an attorney – it is usually a mistake.

Social Security laws are complex, and the application process can be daunting. An attorney who specializes in Social Security disability claims, like Chad Brown Law, can help ensure you’ve filled out all the paperwork correctly. Most people fail to complete the application properly due to errors in two (2) areas: work history and medical treatment. Typically, claimants who file without an attorney will only give a brief job description of their past work. When you apply for Social Security disability benefits, you should give as much detail as possible in completing the work history. Additionally, claimants tend to focus on only the main issue causing disability when filing their applications. To have the best chance of winning your claim, you should include any and all medical conditions that impact your life even minimally. An incomplete work and medical history will frequently lead to a denial.

Chad Brown Law is one of a small number of firms that file new applications for people seeking Social Security disability benefits. If you are considering filing for Social Security disability benefits, you don’t have to fight the Social Security Administration alone. Call Chad Brown Law today at (336) 962-5373 to see how we can help you file for the disability benefits you need and deserve.

Our firm focuses on three practice areas: Disability, Personal Injury, and Eminent Domain. Every practice area has attorneys who have expertise in their respective area of practice. 

Chad Brown is a North Carolina Board Certified Social Security disability law specialist. Mr. Brown helps Social Security disability claimants at all stages of the disability process. He also works with people that have Long Term Disability denials and with people that are injured by drugs and defective medical products.

Your Questions Answered

Do I need to tell SSA everything I did in my prior jobs?

The short answer is – Yes. Claimants must prove they cannot perform any job they regularly performed in the past 15 years to obtain Social Security disability benefits. When you apply for disability, you will be asked to list your previous work history. If you do not...

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