I suggest that you look in the yellow pages under attys and look for one that handles SSD only. I also suggest that you call your local lawyer referral service and ask them for names & phone numbers. The local ref services give good info out.
Personally, I would not consider any of the attys listed on the web site that is in CP 101. The guy that wrote all of this stuff was not entirely correct on some of his info. He did list some very good info but do not take everything written there as the gospel.
I question how he managed to come up with all of the percentages that he did for each state and just how updated his info is. Just because he worked for SS does not mean that he worked is every aspect of dealing with claims, lol
You have 60 days from the date of any denial to request a Reconsideration. That request is two sentences long. Most attys do not want to be involved until a claim is denied.
Never pay an atty upfront to handle a SSD claim. Only sign a Contract with one on a "contingency fee agreement only". There is a cap on how much an atty can charge a claimant and this amount is set by SSD office. The atty gets paid out f your back pay. Jag, do a quick search on SSD we had a good thread going at one time on it.
I have wildman today, his Mom will be here arounf 5:00 to pick him up. If you have any questions I can help answer let me know.
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