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Why Hire a Lawyer for a Social Security Claim?

If you are pursuing Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you may be unsure about whether you need an attorney. It is true that many people file for the initial claim on their own. However, it is also true that the majority of those claims are denied, even when the applicant has a truly disabling injury or illness. If your initial claim has been denied, hiring an experienced SSDI attorney is the first step toward reversing that decision and getting the benefits you need.

At Scher, Bassett & Hames, we handle SSDI and SSI claims for clients from California and from other states. We charge no attorney’s fees unless we win the case, so you do not have to pay us up front.

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What Do We Do?

Simply put, the job of a lawyer in an SSDI case is to gather, evaluate and present evidence in a way that shows your need for benefits. We obtain your medical records and present your case effectively. We deal with the Social Security Administration for you, relieving you of the need to work through the bureaucratic red tape. We represent you in any hearings that take place during the appeals process.

We have a very high rate of success in Social Security cases because we are thorough and we prepare diligently. If your disability claim was denied, you have only 60 days to file for reconsideration, so do not hesitate to speak with a lawyer.


Handling Workers’ Compensation and SSDI Claims

Many people suffer disabling injuries at work. If that is the case for you, the attorneys of Scher, Bassett & Hames can help you secure both workers’ compensation and Social Security benefits. Hiring our firm means you will not have to hire two different attorneys to handle your claims. This can save you time and money and can help you get your benefits more quickly than if you had to work with two law firms.

Contact a San Jose Social Security Claim Attorney

We are here to help our clients during their most difficult times. We offer home, weekend and hospital visits, in addition to our weekly business hours in Sunnyvale office in the San Jose area. To schedule a free initial consultation, call today or contact our law firm online.