We typically recommend that the initial application be completed prior to obtaining an attorney.
However, if you are denied, we strongly encourage you to seek the services of an attorney immediately. You only have 60 days to appeal from the date of your denial, so time is of the essence. The process of applying for Social Security Disability can be very overwhelming and obtaining a hearing may take years. An attorney will prepare you for hearing as well as necessary witnesses. The attorney will also work to obtain necessary medical evidence to prove your disability claim. At Shankle Law Firm, we provide free consultations regarding your Social Security Disability claim and would love the opportunity to review your possible case.