Why Do I Need a Lawyer?

Providing Crucial Support to SSD Applicants

If you are considering applying for disability benefits with the Social Security Administration (SSA), you may be wondering whether you need a lawyer or would be better off applying on your own.

At The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, PLLC, we handle disability claims for clients in Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse, and throughout western, central and upstate New York. To discuss the benefits of hiring an attorney, contact us today.

Taking Your Side Throughout the Process

You have a right to an attorney throughout the process of seeking Social Security disability (SSD) and SSI benefits. Your lawyer plays a unique role when it comes to advocating for your claim based on an experienced understanding of the law.

Doctors are in the business of giving medical opinions, not legal opinions. Your doctor may be looking out for your best interests but may not know how to document your condition so you can make a disability claim.
SSA representatives who take people’s applications over the phone work for the government. The information you give them is not confidential, and any misstatements or inaccuracies can be used against you as evidence.
You know better than anyone else how your medical condition impacts your ability to work, but you may not know how to communicate that to the government. It is important to understand the legal criteria and rules when you are applying for benefits.

Our attorneys will coordinate your disability claim to make sure it is presented effectively. We will work closely with you and your doctor to make sure we have accurate and persuasive information supporting your eligibility for benefits, and we will handle all communications with the SSA.

Guiding You Toward a Fair Outcome

The lawyers at our firm offer skilled guidance to help you through the Social Security process. We will make sure everything we submit to the SSA presents your case in the best possible light and that we comply with all the relevant deadlines.

We will devise a legal strategy based on your circumstances, our familiarity with the rules and regulations, and our knowledge of the judges’ preferences and philosophies.

If your claim is denied, we will bring accountability to the process by carefully reviewing the possibility of an appeal. If your claim is successful, we will make sure you are paid the full benefits you deserve. Contact us to discuss how we can help you pursue a fair outcome.