Vermont Disability Claim Advocates

When Should You Hire a Vermont Social Security Advocate?

Vermont Disability Claim Advocates:

Deciding when to bring a disability advocate in Vermont on board can be tricky. There’s no exact time that all the experts agree on, but the general rule of thumb is that you should hire a social security advocate sooner rather than later. After all, the earlier you get a disability advocate involved, the more time they have to learn your case and get everything fully prepared so you have the best odds of winning possible.

In fact, the best possible course of action is to consult GAR Disability Advocate before you even file your claim. That way, you can figure out exactly how strong your claim is, and get help filling in any gaps in your paperwork and filing it correctly. If you don’t get your initial application filled properly, it can hurt your chances of winning your case. An experienced advocate understands the language required to show that you are disabled and cannot work.

The sooner you hire an advocate, the better. A disability claim advisor can make sure that there are no errors on your paperwork, that your papers are filed correctly and on time, and even potentially move your case through the Vermont disability claim system a little faster. A social security advocate can even request that you get an “off the record” decision, which means that you would be granted benefits without having to sit for a hearing.

However, if your claim is denied, then it’s definitely time to hire a disability advocate and see if they can do anything to help you. If you are reluctant to hire a lawyer for financial reasons, know that while social security lawyers are generally awarded 25% of whatever you get in social security back payments, the number they receive cannot go over $6000. In addition, if you don’t win the case, your advocate does not receive payment at all.

When, and if, your initial claim is denied, you have the right to request that your case be heard in front of a judge. The judge with then go over the case file as well as the testimony during the hearing to determine whether or not you are disabled based on the guidelines set in place. If the judge does not rule in your favor, you can then request that your case is appealed.

Having your case denied is not the end of the world, although it can be very stressful. You need to have an experienced team in your corner. In short, don’t hesitate to hire GAR Disability Advocates, and don’t wait too long! Get a professional’s help as soon as possible—you won’t regret it.

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