When it comes to Social Security Disability cases, you may come across non-attorney “advocates.” But only licensed a disability attorney has the training, more specific knowledge, a better understanding of the system and often more experience to really help with your case. Working with an attorney gives you a better chance of winning benefits according to Social Security’s own statistics. The biggest differences between advocates and disability lawyers are:
When it comes to getting help with your claim, beware of “advocates” who don’t have the ability to practice law. They can help with your claim, but only an attorney has real knowledge and training of the laws. Plus, it costs you nothing extra to choose an attorney over an advocate so it really is an easy choice.
“Advocates” are usually limited to administrative work and handling your paperwork. Advocates can’t file a lawsuit for you — and the SSA knows it.
So when it comes to your claim, if you choose an advocate, the SSA already knows you have someone representing you who can’t file a lawsuit.
At Hill & Jordan, disability attorney Cliff Hill has helped thousands of North Alabamans win disability benefits. Call Cliff for help with your claim.
Lastly, if you’re unsure whether you are talking to an advocate or an attorney, just ASK!Get Help Today!