Applying for Social Security Disability without a lawyer

Below you will find a cartoon depiction of what applying for Social Security disability benefits might be like if you decide not to hire a disability lawyer. I am having a little fun here and by no means am I suggesting that you cannot win your SSD or SSI claim at application without a lawyer. This is simply a cartoon representation of what some claimants go through when they apply without the help of a SSD lawyer. Many lawyers will not even take cases until a claimant has been denied at application. However, I believe in taking cases as early in the process as possible to make sure it is done right from the beginning and that the claimant has the best opportunity to win as early as possible.  If you would like to speak to me about your claim call me at 1-877-527-5529.

Above you will see a cartoon of what someone applying for benefits on their own may do. The disabled individual will first have to fill out all the paperwork of the application and submit it to Social Security. Many claimants will then begin to research what it is they need to do to win their claim for SSDI or SSI benefits.

Above you will see, again in a cartoon format, what an unrepresented claimant may go through when applying for SSD or SSI benefits without an attorney. After reading the laws and researching the Internet many claimants will become confused and worried. Hopefully, if you have decided to handle your own disability case you have done enough research to know what evidence you need and what you have to prove to win your case. Every person who applies for Social Security disability benefits will then have to wait for a decision. This usually takes between 3 to 6 months. In the last picture you will see the person of my cartoon has lost his case. Again, I am not suggesting that someone cannot win their SSD or SSI claim without a lawyer. However, many people who apply will lose and I think the picture represents the emotions one might feel if they were to lose their Social Security disability case at application.