Do I really need a lawyer at my first ssi hearing?

United States
January 26, 2009 2:45pm CST
SSI Lawyer
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@moneymommy (3419)
• United States
27 Jan 09
I would say you should really consider getting a lawyer to represent you at your hearing. Also you could find an advocate to represent you and sometimes they don't charge as much as a lawyer would. A lawyer can not take more then $5400.00 of your back pay and they will not get paid unless you do. I have known people who have went without representation and lost. I also know people who had representation and lost. But I hear your chances of winning are greatly increased with a lawyer. Good Luck