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When making the first filing for disability can you have this done by your lawyer or must you do it yourself?

2 Answers. Asked on May 09th, 2013 on Social Security Disability - Mississippi
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I have develolped Gout. I have not been to a doctor yet. I will be 61 in June.
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Answered on May 10th, 2013 at 8:11 AM

There is no requirement that you have a lawyer when filing for disability.  Going to see a doctor regularly will improve the quality of your claim.  You can apply by phone (1-800-772-1213), in person, or online

No attorney-client relationship has been established because of the information provided. Seek local counsel to address your particular facts. MJHJ

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Answered on May 09th, 2013 at 4:17 PM

If you are just applying for SSD either you can do it or you can do it with an attorney, who has internet access, in his or her office.  For SSI you must go into the ocal SSA office and apply.

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If you're suffering from a disability that prevents you from working, you may be entitled to benefits under Social Security disability insurance (SSD or SSDI). Social Security disability attorneys can work with you to file your application for benefits. Because the Social Security Administration routinely denies the majority of initial claims, your SSD lawyers can also prepare for your hearing before an administrative law judge, attend all hearings, advocate on your behalf and file an appeal if your application has been denied. Hire an SSDI law firm as soon as you need to apply for SSDI. The faster your application is approved, the more quickly you will begin to receive benefits.
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