Do I need a lawyer to file a Social Security disability claim?

You do not need a lawyer to file a Social Security disability claim – but not using one could be a costly mistake.

Legal representation is not required to apply for Social Security disability benefits, but it is highly advisable. Chad Brown Law helps people every year that have represented themselves through the hearing stage – and lost.  Typically, we find unrepresented claimants make many mistakes both small and large in their cases.  The majority of of Social Security disability claims are denied, some with good cause and others because of applicant error.  Having a Social Security disability attorney assist you with the process increases the likelihood of your claim being approved – seriously, statistics from the Social Security Administration show people are more likely to win their claim if they have an attorney.  

While you don’t need a lawyer to pursue a claim for Social Security disability benefits, having one will likely increase your chances of winning.  If you would like help with your Social Security disability claim or are curious how Chad Brown Law can help you tin win your case, call Chad Brown Law today at (336) 962-5373.

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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What happens if I cannot afford medical treatment?

If you cannot afford medical treatment, winning your case could be difficult. You may, in fact, have disabilities that prevent you from working, but you have to be able to prove this to the Social Security Administration. You need to provide solid, medical evidence...

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