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Why Won't You Apply For Social Security Disability For Me?

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Jan 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

I often get calls from people who want to apply for Social Security disability benefits who think they should hire me to do the application for them. I always turn down such requests and tell people to apply on their own and call back after Social Security denies them. I have never applied for anyone in decades of doing

Sorry About That

this work.

Why not?

The Five Reasons Why Not

First, you don't need a lawyer to apply.  There is nothing a lawyer can do to improve your chances of getting Social Security to approve your initial application. There are no magic words or secret shortcuts that only lawyers know. The simple fact is that Social Security is virtually certain to deny your application no matter what. As in, no matter what is wrong with you and definitely no matter if you have a lawyer.

Second, there is nothing I can do to assist you while your application is pending.  Social Security will investigate your case and deny it. They will do this with or without me. 

Third, Social Security wants people to file their own applications out of fear of fraud. Think how easy it would be for a dishonest lawyer to file hundreds of applications for people in the hope that Social Security might approve some of them.

Fourth, if a miracle occurs and Social Security approves your application, you will owe me 25% of your past-due benefits.  You will be paying me for sitting around and waiting for a decision. Does that seem wise?

Fifth, having you file your own application proves to me you are willing to make some effort in the pursuit of your claim. It tells me you are serious and will work with me as we move forward.

There are good, competent, and ethical lawyers who file Social Security disability applications for clients. If you really want this, look around for such a lawyer. Otherwise, file your application and call me when Social Security denies you.

About the Author

John Kuhnlein

Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.


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