You do not need a lawyer for the Social Security process. Nonetheless, a lawyer is extremely helpful throughout the Social Security process. It is easy to make mistakes when filling out the initial application for SSDI. The first step requires lengthy paperwork, personal information, as well as medical records.
An attorney increases the chances of approval. They can also help with the appeal process if you get denied benefits. The information in your initial application will remain on your claim for the entire process. That being said it is important that your information is complete and accurate before submitting.
It is common to make mistakes or omit necessary information when filling out the initial application. Having a lawyer walk you through the different steps of SSDI can be extremely helpful and beneficial.
If you decide to hire an attorney, he/she will only be paid in the event that you are awarded benefits.