Should I hire a lawyer for my SSD or SSI claim?

The Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) system is complicated, and hiring a lawyer is the best way to have the best chance of being successful (getting the benefits you are entitled to). As in almost every system, having a lawyer helps because lawyers know the systems, they speak the language, and they know what has to be done to help their clients win.

Attorney Daniel J. Siegel has handled SSD claims for nearly 40 years, and his office, including attorney Christa Frank High, have the experience to understand each client’s specific needs, and they know how to help their clients so that Social Security has all the information (the evidence) it needs to get you benefits.

Our team understands every step of the process, from the initial application to reconsideration to the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hearing, so that everything that needs to be done is done. We will work with you to file your application and your appeals in a timely manner. We also make suere that we obtain your medical records and reports, which are crucial to winning a claim. In addition, we prepare special forms for your doctors to complete, help you answer Social Security questionnaires, and monitor the status of your claim.

In addition, the SSA limits the amount of attorney’s fees. You will only pay your lawyer fees if you obtain benefits, and then the fees are capped at 25% of your recovery, up to a maximum of $7,200.

Have more questions about the process for applying for SSD or SSI?  Give our office a call at (610) 446-3457 or click here to send us an email.