How can an attorney help me appeal my Social Security benefits?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) allows applicants to handle their appeals by themselves or with the help of a representative. You can appoint anyone you wish to be your representative, including friends or relatives. However, many people choose to hire social security attorneys to fill this role. The reason for this is that your representative in this appeal is much like your representative in a court of law. S/he will be able to serve as your “right arm,” working entirely for your interests, and on your behalf for most issues. If you have a debilitating condition, you can expect having a representative who is proficient at these issues to be an enormous relief.

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