How Can A Lawyer Help?
Social Security statistics show that people represented by attorneys are far more successful at obtaining disability benefits. About 70% of those who apply for disability in Utah are initially denied and are forced to appeal multiple times for the benefits they need. Most cases have to go before an Administrative Law Judge, an intimidating and often one-sided experience. The current political mood is against those seeking benefits with Congressional proposals to reduce benefits and decrease funding to Social Security. The approval rate for benefits is lower than it has been since the early 1970’s.
The experience we have at Barnes Disability Advocates and the advocacy we provide often makes the difference in winning your benefits. We know the rules, we know the pitfalls, and we know how to effectively present claims. By hiring us early in the process we can help you develop a better case, make a better presentation, and reduce the stress of getting your benefits. We help you know what medical evidence you need, we make effective legal arguments, and we make sure that Social Security is doing what it is supposed to do. We provide solid support against the headwinds faced by the disabled in today’s difficult environment.