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Old 08-16-2011, 05:23 PM   #1
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Hire an attorney!

PLEASE folks.........anyone who is going through the SSDI process is at a severe disadvantage w/o counsel!

 
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Old 08-17-2011, 05:03 AM   #2
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PLEASE folks.........anyone who is going through the SSDI process is at a severe disadvantage w/o counsel!
after going through this process alone for almost 2 years; I finally hired an attney and wish I had from the beginning. Now I recommend to anyone to hire an attorney from the beginning when you first think about going through the disability process.

 
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Re: Hire an attorney!

I agree my aunt went through the process before I even started I hired my attorney at the get go.

 
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I agree my aunt went through the process before I even started I hired my attorney at the get go.
I did the same thing. I sought out the advice of an attorney, before I even considered filing my first claim ... and I am glad I did!

 
Old 08-18-2011, 09:16 AM   #5
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Re: Hire an attorney!

And when choosing an attorney hire one that ONLY does disability law. He/she may do SS and group STD/LTD and that's fine. There are some good local firms in many states and good national firms as well. Some of the best assistance is from firms that are "Disability Advocates" and not necessarily attorneys. These are often run by prior SS employees who know there way around all issues. Most either have some attorneys in the firm or have contracted attorneys in various regions of the US.

There is a well known firm here in Phoenix (and also in Vegas) that are clearly looking for work so they began promoting "bad drug" law suits. Their newest attempt to get clients in the door is saying they can help if SSI or SSDI has been denied. It would be a huge mistake for someone to choose them.

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