You’re having trouble accessing your Social Security benefits, and you want someone who is qualified in this area to help you out. A Social Security claims attorney could be just the person you need.
When you’re looking for an attorney, here are some questions to ask them to determine if it’s the right fit.
How Many Cases Have You Worked On (And Won)?
You’ll want to know how much experience your Social Security claims attorney has and how many cases they’ve won for clients. Otherwise, you may not have a good chance of winning benefits.
Do You Have Experience With My Medical Condition?
Ask your potential attorney if they’ve worked on cases for people with your medical condition. This experience matters as well.
Can You Help if I’ve Already Been Denied?
Many people get denied benefits if they apply without the help of a Social Security claims attorney. But your attorney should be able to help you whether you’re applying for the first time or reapplying after you’ve gotten denied. Ask about the process for reapplying and how hearings work.
What Are Your Fees?
By law, your attorney can only claim up to 25% of your back pay, or $6,000, whichever is lower. The circumstances only change if you fire your first lawyer and hire another lawyer or you need to appeal your denial. Either way, your attorney should be upfront about their fees.
What Is Your Availability?
Find out if they’re available to answer your calls and emails within 24 hours. You want an attorney who is going to be there to answer your questions and address your concerns in a timely manner.
Working With Schott Law
If you need a Social Security claims attorney, Schott Law is here for you. Maggie Schott is an SSDI & SSI lawyer serving Washington and Idaho. Contact us now at (509) 328-5789 to start your application.