At Schiffman Law Office, P.C., we have the experience to help you on your social security disability claim if you live in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Read on for answers to the most common questions regarding social security disability lawyers and the legal help they provide.

Q: What can social security disability lawyers do for my claim?

Q: How will a social security disability lawyer help me win disability benefits?

Social security disability lawyers have the expertise to prepare a case and argument, supported by objective medical evidence, which justifies the awarding of benefits.

Q: Does having a social security disability attorney speed up my disability hearing?

Unfortunately, there is nothing a lawyer can do to accelerate the scheduling of a hearing.  Claims are assigned to Administrative Law Judges and the Judge will schedule the hearing based upon the Judge’s schedule.  The Judge will not move one claimant’s matter ahead of another claimant’s matter because of an attorney’s request.  However, under very limited circumstances an accelerated hearing can be provided.  In certain cases the attorney can eliminate the need for a hearing altogether if the evidence is adequate to justify this.

Q: Will social security disability attorneys file forms for me?

In our office we assist clients in filing their forms, including the initial claim.

 Q: Do lawyers improve the chances of winning Social Security Disability?

Social security disability attorneys have a higher approval rate than individual disability applicants at the hearing stage.

Q: Does Social Security pay the attorney’s fee?

If a social security disability attorney wins your case, it is likely that Social Security will deduct the fee owed to your representative from the back pay amount that you are owed.

Q: How much can a social security disability attorney charge?

Most claims that are approved result in a fee of 25% of the past due benefits.  Future benefits are usually not subject to a fee.