What’s the Difference Between Social Security Lawyers & Advocates?

Social Security Lawyers vs. Advocates in Long Beach

Our Long Beach attorneys explain the difference between Social Security Disability lawyers & Social Security Disability advocates.

Many of the Social Security Disability “firms” that you see on television in Los Angeles, California are “advocates,” and are not actual law firms. So be careful and informed when choosing a firm to assist you with your Social Security Disability case or appeal.

“Advocates” have not gone to law school and are not licensed attorneys. This means, among other things, that they and cannot appeal your case in federal court if necessary. Advocates are also not licensed or regulated by the California Bar Association like true Social Security Disability lawyers in California are. This often results in the “advocates” making misleading claims in their advertising. Since they can’t be “disbarred” they can say whatever they want on TV – whether true or not.

Social Security Disability Lawyers & Advocates Fees are the Same

Because Social Security Disability legal fees are set by the Court, non-lawyer “advocates” charge you the same legal fees as a lawyer when representing you! As experienced Social Security attorneys, we wonder why someone would want to pay a “non-attorney” when they could hire an experienced and specialized disability lawyer for the exact same fee!

So, always “read the fine print” and ask any disability firm that you are considering if you will be represented by an “advocate” or by an actual, licensed disability lawyer.

If you hire the disability law firm of Cantrell Green you will be represented by a specialized Social Security Disability lawyer, located in the Los Angeles / Orange County area.

What Social Security Disability Lawyers Do for You

We will review or help you to complete all necessary forms, and then file your application or appeal electronically with the Social Security Administration – in order to speed up the processing of your Social Security Disability case.

We will also handle contacting your doctors to collect all of the necessary medical documents that are required to win a Social Security disability case. Our disability lawyers will also monitor your case with the Social Security Administration to make sure that your disability application or appeal moves through the system as quickly as possible.

If your Social Security disability case involves an appeal hearing before a judge, we will carefully develop your electronic claims file with all of the necessary paperwork and medical documentation that is needed. And we will assist you to become fully prepared to testify about your medical condition(s) and disability.

Once our disability lawyers win your case, we will review your benefits award notice to ensure that you always continue to receive your disability benefits as long as your disability prevents you from working. And should your disability case ever be reviewed in the future to determine if you are eligible for continuing benefits, our disability lawyers will always be there to assist you.

Experienced Long Beach Social Security Lawyers

If you have been disabled and you live in Long Beach, Orange County, the greater Los Angeles area or anywhere in Southern California, we offer a free consultation with an experienced California Social Security lawyer to help you understand your rights and obtain the maximum Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits that you deserve.

Long Beach Social Security Lawyers: 562-622-4800

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