Many people wait to call us for getting help with their Social Security Disability claims stating they did not think they could afford an attorney/representative. The truth is, especially in the climate of the Social Security offices today, you cannot afford to not get help. Offices are just now opening up, backlogs are growing, workers are absent, calls are not getting through, and the processes are more difficult than ever.

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued past reports showing positive effects of having representation for a Social Security Disability claim. This report showed that claimants who had representatives “were allowed benefits at a rate nearly three times higher than those without representatives”. SSA officials were quoted as stating “that a representative can help the claimant by ensuring that the medical evidence and other records are fully developed and help the claimant present their case at a hearing”.