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Always Ask if You’re Working with an Attorney

Make Sure You’re Getting Legal Help from Someone Trained in the Law

For your Social Security Disability claim, not all people who say they will help with your claim are actually attorneys – some are non-attorney “advocates” or paralegals.

If you’re not certain, make sure you ask before you choose someone to help you.

Why is Having an Actual Attorney Important?

Only attorneys have law degrees with training for complex legal matters, such as administrative law, which is the type of law used by Social Security. An attorney is trained in preparing and presenting evidence, cross-examining witnesses, and in writing complicated legal briefs about your case

Only a Disability Lawyer Admitted to Practice in the U.S. Federal District Court Can File Your Appeal if You’re Denied Benefits

If you’re denied benefits by Social Security, you’re entitled to a number of appeals. At some point, you may need to appeal to the United States Federal Court. An experienced lawyer knows how to do that. On the other hand, an advocate or paralegal is not allowed to practice in Federal Court.

At Lachman & Gorton, our experienced disability attorneys can help you with your appeal. If you were denied benefits, contact one of our attorneys for help.

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National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives
United States District Court of Northern and Western Districts
Broome County Bar Association