The statistics are quite alarming; as many as two thirds of those claiming Social Security disability benefits are denied, not only is the initial application denied, in most cases so is the request for consideration. This number does not vary a lot even if the claimant has legal representation at this stage.
Once the claimant is denied benefits, he or she will either give up or attend a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge. It is at this stage when the wise applicant will hire an Aurora disability lawyer, being represented during the hearing can often help win the claim. It must be understood that no lawyer can guarantee that by hiring him, you will be granted benefits; what a seasoned disability lawyer can do however is to assure you that you will be well prepared with a fully developed case when it comes time to attend the hearing.
Preparing for the hearing:
It is certainly not common practice for people to apply for disability benefits; it should come as no surprise that the majority of claimants have no idea how to prepare for the hearing. An Aurora disability lawyer does know, he or she deals with cases of this nature on a daily basis, they know the rules, regulations and laws and they know how to bets apply them in support of the client’s case.
There is no real reason not to be represented by a lawyer, the only time they are paid is when they win the case for their client and even then the fee is capped. The maximum fee is limited to $6,000 or 25 percent of the back pay which is awarded. The legal fee is paid directly out of the back pay award, regardless of how much the disabled individual gets from now on, none of it goes to the lawyer.
Often an Aurora disability lawyer can get a favorable “onset date” which can make a considerable difference in the back pay. It is well worth going into the hearing alongside an Aurora disability lawyer.
An Aurora disability lawyer can often be the difference between winning and losing during a disability hearing. To discus you case in detail you are invited to take advantage of a free evaluation of your case by contacting The Law Offices of Rabin, Kodner & Brown, Ltd.