Los Angeles, CA asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Public Benefits and Social Security for California

Q: I will be going before an Administrative Law Judge for Social Security disability benefits. Any clinics around to help?

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Elizabeth Fowler Lunn
Elizabeth Fowler Lunn
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  • Social Security Disability Lawyer
  • Raleigh, NC

A: There may be a local law school with a clinic for disability benefits so you could call around and ask. If you are concerned about not having money to pay a lawyer you don’t need to worry about that. You don’t pay up front and the attorney only gets paid a percentage of your back benefits if you win your claim. Depending on your hearing date a clinic may not have time to prepare your case and if it’s really soon an attorney may not be able to get ready in time either. You may need a postponement.

Cory Allison DeLellis agrees with this answer

Cory Allison DeLellis
Cory Allison DeLellis
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  • Social Security Disability Lawyer
  • San Diego, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Good morning! I strongly recommend contacting your local county Bar Association for a referral to any clinics that may be able to assist you. If you do not have a Bar Association in your county, then I recommend contacting the nearest one by.

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