When you become disabled and need Social Security Disability (DIB) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, you may suddenly begin to notice radio commercials, newspaper advertisements and Internet advertisements for “nationwide” Social Security Disability law firms and advocates. You wonder whether you should answer these advertisements to get help with your own application for DIB and/or SSI benefits.
These law firms may flout the high number of clients they serve every year. They may imply that they make Social Security appeals easy — or that they have a very high success rate handling appeals on behalf of clients who have become disabled. They may sound friendly, enticing and approachable.
But these law firms/advocates may be far from Ohio. They might not even be lawyers. They may refuse to work on challenging cases. They may rely only on office staff to interact with clients. They may never meet with you or talk to you on the phone before your hearing. As a Social Security applicant in Ohio, is it in your best interests to entrust your appeal to this type of law firm?
Is It in Your Best Interests to Work With an Out-of-State SSD Law Firm?
A law firm that only gives a 1-800 number as contact information and does not reveal its location may, in fact, be in New York or in some other distant location. It may be staffed with large numbers of non-attorneys. If you do business with them, you may not have face-to-face interaction with the attorney who will represent you at your appeals hearing. You may not have a lawyer close by to answer your questions, go over your paperwork with you in person or pay close attention to your concerns.
Our Local Social Security Disability Attorneys Welcome Your Inquiry
While we recently changed our name, our firm is a well-established Akron, Ohio Law Firm, and we would be happy to help you if you want to apply for or appeal a Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income matter. We believe that everyone entitled to Social Security benefits has the right to meet with an attorney in person — and not just do business with a stranger over the phone.
Smith Godios Sorensen Inc. is your local Akron, Ohio Social Security law firm. We are here for you. Our lawyers are essentially your neighbors — involved in your community. We are ready to get to know you before representing you at your Social Security Disability hearing in Ohio:
- In Akron
- In Cincinnati
- In Cleveland
- In Columbus
- In Dayton
- In Toledo
- By video conferences with national hearing centers
Do your pre-hearing preparation with an Ohio attorney — and feel confident with the same lawyer representing you at your hearing. To learn how we can help you and schedule a consultation with a lawyer about your Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income application, call 877-230-5500 or contact us online.