Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Social Security Disability Lawyers

Social Security Disability Lawyers

Arthur Robertson

I was watching television late at night and a commercial comes on. There was
this middle-aged attorney wearing a cowboy hat. He says something like,
"Are you applying for social security disability? Let me help you. We will
put together all the documents. We will file the claim. We will appeal the claim
if necessary. We are social security disability lawyers. Call our law firm
now." A phone number appears on screen and stays on. Then the cowboy
attorney adds, "Even people who had their claims denied got their benefits
after they hired us."

It got me thinking. So an eligible person applied for social security
disability. Some, may be overworked, bureaucrat at the social security office
denies the claim. The disabled person hires a social security disability
attorney and the same people who denied the claim initially approve it on the
second round. What changed? Fundamental facts of the case did not change. The
claimant did not become more disabled. Only thing that happened was that a
social security disability layer showed up in the picture.

Yes. Now the disabled person gets disability payments. The social security lawyer gets his/her fee
rightfully earned. But someone got burned. Someone got the short end of the stick. Who? The disabled person was left paying for the attorney, for no fault of his/her. Who, then, should pay for the lawyer? The lawyer did perform a service and did do what he/she promised. Who should pay the lawyer?

I think that the government should pay the social security disability attorney who successfully won the claim. After all, it is the government's mistake of denying the claim that necessitated the hiring of the lawyer. It should pay for its mistake, not the claimant who did nothing wrong.

That's what I think. I am just an ordinary Joe. What do I know?

August 8, 2011
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