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Should You Use a Lawyer or Non-Lawyer Representative (Advocate)?

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It is true, both Social Security advocates and lawyers can assist you in developing your claim paperwork and filing it. If you win your benefits, both will collect a fee paid by the Social Security Administration that is deducted from your award. However that is where the similarities stop. Social Security disability lawyers can do more for you and fight harder for your case than Social Security advocates or non-lawyer representatives.

  Attorneys Advocates
Can help gather information
Legal license
Can legally provide advice on law
Experienced representing clients in federal courts
Can represent you in the District Federal Court of Appeals

1. A lawyer and a non-lawyer representative can charge the exact same amount as designated by the Social Security Administration to represent you and your SSI or SSDI case. Why pay a representative when you can have a skilled lawyer for the same price?

2. During the appeal hearing, a lawyer can cross-examine witnesses the government brings to the hearing as well as catch legal mistakes that may be made during the hearing.

3. If your claim is heard in federal court and you choose to have representation, your representative must be a lawyer. A non-lawyer Social Security disability representative cannot present your case before a federal court judge.

4. Only a lawyer is licensed to practice law and  can legally advise you on matters of law. Social Security disability lawyers can do more for you and fight harder for your case than Social Security advocates or non-lawyer representatives.

5. A lawyer has more legal training than the average Social Security disability advocate. According to the Social Security Administration anyone can represent you, even a friend or relative.

How Can The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers' Social Security Disability Attorneys Help You Obtain Your Disability Benefits?

The difference between obtaining Social Security disability benefits can mean the difference between a lifetime of bills and hardship or a lifetime of cash and the ability to put food on the table and care for yourself. Thousands of people have been able to keep their homes and cars due to the ability to receive Social Security disability benefits. However, the fact of the matter is, that most applicant's are denied on initial submission and require one or more appeals.

Experienced Social Security disability lawyers can help smooth the path to disability benefit cash. Although no one can legally promise you that you will receive disability benefits, it is always more helpful to have an experienced person guide you through the process, provide advice, help you obtain paperwork and prevent you from making common mistakes that could cost you your Social Security disability benefits. The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers' Social Security disability attorneys have helped thousands and thousands of people  through the process that is about as confusing and difficult as a government can make it!

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