Some people have told me that their Social Security Office told them not to bother to appeal because they will just be denied.

Does this make sense?

Well, we know what the result will be if you do not appeal your denial for Social Security Disability benefits. You will lose and have to start over.

It takes long enough to go through the Social Security Disability process so you do not want to start over. You will also lose out on potential back benefits if you do not appeal.

I have also heard of people being told they do not need a lawyer. It is true that you do not need a lawyer to apply for benefits and go to the Disability hearing. However, the benefits outweigh the negatives.

Using a lawyer shows Social Security you are serious. Using a lawyer costs no up front fees. You only pay fees on back benefits. Based on the potential for Social Security Disability benefits for the rest of your life it is certainly worth it to have an experienced lawyer help you with your case.