Social Security Disability “Advocates” vs. the Social Security Lawyers from Drummond Disability

Posted April 24, 2015

It seems there is a lot of confusion among disability claimants concerning the qualifications of the people who purport to represent them in their disability claims. Sometimes it’s hard to turn on a TV without seeing someone urging Social Security Disability claimants to retain them as their representative in their disability claim. The problem that I see with these TV people is that there is no indication of the qualifications of these “representatives,” their experience, or what they bring to the table in order to assist a client. Many times these alleged “advocates” or “representatives” are not attorneys and have no legal experience outside having passed a government sponsored test.

In our practice at Drummond Disability, we come across a lot of claims that are been denied after having been represented by a variety of advocates. Some of these cases we see are pretty sad and many times the client has never even talked to their representative prior to the day of the hearing.

At Drummond Disability, we try to maintain contact with our client’s right from the beginning. Additionally, we take a number of steps to ensure your case is handled properly and the evidence is developed as needed to support a finding of disability. Some of the steps we take include: (1) Developing our own disability forms, (2) Completely reviewing the medical records when they become available, and (3) Drafting pretrial memorandums setting forth a summary of all the medical records and our theory of the claim for the judges or the adjudicators as the case may be.

Drummond Disability thinks that we owe all our clients the best job possible and as part of our representation we request our clients to call in with medical updates at least every 60 days, or more frequently, in the event they have questions.

At Drummond Disability, we can’t tell you what an advocate or representative will do for you, we can only tell you what we will do. We will do our best!

If you or someone you know needs help with their Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) case, please call us now at (800) 842-0426 for a FREE consultation.

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