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Denied Social Security Disability, Do You Need a Lawyer?

The Law & You
April 27, 2015

The Law and You

Denied Social Security Disability, Do You Need a Lawyer?

Dave Kuharchik: Social Security disability, that is the topic of today’s Law & You. Back with us attorneys Greg Fellerman and Ed Ciarimboli. Guys as always I love starting the week off
here on “The Law & You.”

Ed Ciarimboli: Did you have a good weekend?

Dave: I did, how about you guys?

Ed: Not bad, not bad at all.

Greg Fellerman: All good for me.

Dave: Alright, well all good here. So let’s get to the question and help someone else hopefully feel a little bit better. Susan in Wilkes-Barre wants to know, “I filed for Social Security disability and was just denied. Do I need a lawyer for the appeal?” I’m gonna answer this one for her because I’m pretty sure that the answer is yes.

Ed: And why does Susan need a lawyer?

Dave: Well, because these type of cases are complicated.

Ed: Absolutely and in the Social Security system it’s not unlike the court system it’s an adversarial process. You are going to be questioned, there’s a judge there. You need somebody that’s gonna be able to represent your rights in this particular case and handle it appropriately. You need a lawyer who can be able to cross-examine the doctors from social security; be able to cross-examine the vocational experts from social security. So don’t take these things lightly, this is absolutely an adversarial process and you need somebody that will be able to stand up for you.

Greg: Yeah, the denial kicks in. You have 60 days to appeal it, you should appeal it, hire a lawyer, get to the hearing and be ready to go because if and get your medical records everything needs to be submitted and if you have a lawyer helping you present that evidence to a judge it will go in a lot better. You get a much much better result and the probability of winning goes up.

Dave: Alright, viewers who want to turn to a lawyer for some help in the SSD cases. How can we reach you?

Greg: Call us at 570-714-HURT or see us on the web at

Ed: And we do a tremendous amount of social security disability work so if you have a question put it on the page we will do our best to answer it on an upcoming segment. All the consultations are free and confidential or so we will do what we can to help you out.

Dave: Results matter attorneys Greg Fellerman and Ed Ciarimboli. Guys thanks we’ll catch you tomorrow. Don’t forget the PA or “The Law & YouT hotline, two ways get a question answered here on the show.

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