Before you make a final decision about who you will retain as counsel, you will want to meet with our disability lawyers in Augusta GA. We will be happy to help you navigate through the red tape and administrative challenges that accompany an SSD case. Before we meet with you, we will ask you to fill out a questionnaire that summarizes your needs. This helps us understand where you are coming from so that we can best assist you. We will then schedule a personal appointment with you according to your needs, availability, time limitations, travel requirements or other considerations.
Preparing for Your First Appointment
Our disability lawyers in Augusta GA will request that you organize all of your Social Security documentation, including all papers related to your prior applications, for your first appointment. We will review specific deadlines and cut-off dates for appeals and ask you to locate any denial letters along with the related appeals that you submitted. You might have relevant hospital records that you can bring as well, but you do not need to make an extra trip if you do not have the information handy. If you have applied for workers’ compensation or short- or long-term disability, bring all of that related paperwork. Finally, bring any papers that document any compensation that you received in the form of unemployment benefits during that time.
A Summary of the Interview
Our disability lawyers in Augusta GA will begin working on your hearing during your first appointment. Your case will likely end up before an administrative law judge. However, the sooner that you seek legal representation, the longer that our attorney has to understand and prepare your case. If you retain a lawyer before the hearing, he or she will have a thorough grasp of your situation. While we will try to avoid a hearing when possible, you do not need to worry if you have to face the ALJ as we will be with you each step of the way.
Call Our Disability Lawyers in Augusta GA
At Wilkinson & Magruder, LLP, our disability lawyers in Augusta GA will be happy to meet with you to discuss your case. Call us at (706) 737-0771.