It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Disabilities Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-06-2008, 07:43 AM   #1
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: salt lake city, ut
Posts: 253
happygirl440 HB User
Which is better....

Should I get a SSD lawyer or an advocate?

I applied for SSD in May of 07 and I am currently waiting for a hearing.

Thanks, Cindy

 
Old 09-06-2008, 11:18 AM   #2
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 289
littlelady2852 HB User
Re: Which is better....

Hello Cindy.. I would go ahead and get a lawyer now. Have you been denied yet ? If so get a lawyer very soon.
I applied March of this year and was denied Aug. 8th,then i found lawyer and he is working on the appeals now.
Good Luck !! Karen in Chester SC

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 09-07-2008, 07:36 AM   #3
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: salt lake city, ut
Posts: 253
happygirl440 HB User
Re: Which is better....

Hi Karen,
Yes, I have been denied twice.
I was just wondering whick is better to get.
Thanks, Cindy

 
Old 09-07-2008, 08:29 AM   #4
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 289
littlelady2852 HB User
Re: Which is better....

I would say a lawyer. He will do every thing for you.Mine is appealing now. They say it will take 3-6 months.
Hope this helps you !!
Karen
PS.. By the way when you go looking for a lawyer make sure he specializes in SSDI. My lawyer has been doing this for 25 years.They say he is one of the best !!

 
Old 09-07-2008, 03:27 PM   #5
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: salt lake city, ut
Posts: 253
happygirl440 HB User
Re: Which is better....

ya, I called a lawyers office where I live and asked for an appointment with the SSD lawyer. They gave me an appointment when I went in it was a receptionist taking my info to fax to the attorney as they do not come to my town but once a month...needless to say I was unhappy and still looking for someone.
Thanks, Cindy

 
Old 09-08-2008, 01:25 PM   #6
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Virginia
Posts: 3,303
BlueAtlas HB UserBlueAtlas HB UserBlueAtlas HB UserBlueAtlas HB UserBlueAtlas HB UserBlueAtlas HB UserBlueAtlas HB User
Re: Which is better....

My advocate charges the same as the lawyers, but she has a pre-hearing advantage with the judges. She can take 3 fully worked up cases before the judge without the patients being there. She gets in a lot faster than the lawyers. With a lawyer, I wouldn't even have a date given to me before next June, and the date could be a year or more from then. My advocate plans to take my case to pre-hearing in either November or December of this year. If I get denied at the pre-hearing, I can still get a regular hearing and it will probably be within the month.

Not every state has this advantage for advocates, and not all advocates have had it extended to them. It might be worth looking into if you haven't chosen someone yet.

Emily

 
Old 09-09-2008, 06:01 AM   #7
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: salt lake city, ut
Posts: 253
happygirl440 HB User
Re: Which is better....

Thanks Emily,
I'm still researching which I want to use.
I need to make up my mind soon so they have enough time.
Cindy

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
which tests for low T for an overall view? AlanVA Men's Health 3 12-29-2008 10:05 AM
Which is better for the body? 5min running or 10min walking? fueledbymusic Exercise & Fitness 10 12-20-2008 08:01 AM
Help , few questions , which i need to know if you guys also have..please write temera2 TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 1 10-01-2008 05:00 PM
Which one, crying as we speak..........:( himmylover ADD / ADHD 6 07-25-2008 05:51 AM
which is better nirena or paraguard shsa1982 Birth Control 2 02-16-2008 03:03 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



BlueSkies14 (605), mscat40 (414), SpineAZ (411), jgrangran (393), ferd144 (153), gayle428 (147), sunni123 (138), vann04 (103), Jacki345 (95), NElady (75)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1166), MSJayhawk (999), Apollo123 (898), Titchou (833), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (758), ladybud (747), sammy64 (667), midwest1 (665), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:35 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!