Should I talk to an attorney before I file, or while I am still working?

Well, I would. It’s easy to file on your own; harder to win a claim. There are some bad consultative doctors, and sometimes an attorney can affect who you see. There are a lot of things you can do while you are still working, and hopefully have health insurance, to improve your chances of winning a claim later. You can afford to develop medical evidence while you are insured. While you are working in an erratic fashion, you can sometimes file and continue to keep working; this is difficult but not impossible. This can shorten the year or more wait until you get a hearing decision. Most attorneys charge nothing to talk about your situation in Social Security claims; we certainly don’t. If you live in North or South Carolina, please call us at 1-800-775-3985 or click here to e-mail us.